Top Ten Most Awkward Common Situations


The Top Ten

1 Walking into a classroom and realizing you're in the wrong class

This happened to me when I was in grade 9. I walked into a science class thinking it was my science class, but it was the one beside mine. Thankfully, no one seemed to make a scene out of it. - 3DG20

I once walked into the wrong math classroom thinking it was the right one. I was on the wrong floor :/ - 0w0uwu

When I was in second grade, walked into the wrong classroom. Luckily, I don't think anyone noticed. Every second grade classroom in my school seemed the same!

That had happened to me back in 2008 when I was Year 5 and I was suppose to go to my Year 5 Christianity scripture class but ended up in the Year 6 scripture class (but still same religion) instead. It was awkward!

The first day of 6th grade I walked into the boy gym instead of the girl's. - Luckys

2 When you start talking to a stranger, thinking they're your friend


This happens me once, in a Boxing Club while I was training whit one of my friends.

This happened to me one time, a friend of my friend started talking about the guy my friend was talking to lol I just ride on what he was saying

I asked my friend at school (on valentines day) "if someone asked you to be their valentine, who do you think it would be? " It took me a little while to realize that I was talking to this random student! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

3 Needing the toilet in a public place where the nearest toilet is miles away

On a trip to Tennessee I had to use the toilet but since I was on a tour bus and we can't use the toilets on the bus, I had to hold it in for over a half an hour!

Yep! Or just needing the toilet and you're teacher says "no you can't go." Jokes on those teachers! We can go and we will! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

4 First date

That moment when you're 16 and have never been on a date. :c (Jk idgaf) - 3DG20

These are just awkward - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

5 Forgetting someone's name

My Asian family all have Chinese names but only my aunts, uncles, parents, cousins, sister, and I have American names. The older adults (great-aunts and great-uncles) don't. I wish they have American names, too.

I don't know half of my own family's names.

My name is so foreign, no one can remember it so everyone just calls me "hey you" - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

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6 When your device auto-corrects what you're typing into something totally different

Oh yes! I was texting my friend the other day and my phone autocorrected 'A second' to something to inappropriate to put on here and I was so scared and started writing "I DIDN'T WRITE THAT! AUTO-CORRECT SUCKS! " God sometimes Auto-correct is the worst - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

It messed up my assignment when I typed Barangaroo in Australia, it auto - corrected into Barangaroo in Austria. - fwed

LOL! This happens to me almost all the time! Especially 'cause I type really fast. Or try to. (LOL) And sometimes the word I typed is corrected to something that makes me laugh really hard. It's like my phone is trying to say something funny.

Especially when it auto corrects stuff that's spelled right.

7 Meeting new people

So, this one time a whole other school in our school and we had to do joint lessons! These kids from the other school were sitting across the desk from me and we were just silent. it was awkward, especially because my school and this school were mortal enemies! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

This very awkward for me, because I'm a shy person. - Userguy44

8 When you say a joke but you're the only one laughing

Why are friends like bananas?

Because if you peel off their skin and eat them, they die!

... Anyone? - keycha1n

At my birthday party, I told a joke that wasn't even funny, but knowing me, I have no sense of humor whatsoever. I started laughing really hard and everyone just stared at me. - sadical

You're practically laughing at your own joke but no one else is. - Lina1028

HAHAAHA...wait a second...

9 Being late

My parents are Asian, and at EVERY SINGLE family gathering:

(We arrive at party)

Ummm... because my parents are Asian and Asian parents are always late?

I was late in first grade once, people stared at me like I murdered five kids.

10 First kiss

No thanks not into it yet I'm only 14... - MusicWolf

The Contenders

11 Job interview
12 Walking into the wrong room

Once I walked in in my parents doing it. - WoSi

Like walking into your parents, It happend to me... scared for life - MusicWolf

13 Meeting your boy/girlfriend's parents

I'm single but I'm mainly attracted to guys so this would be pretty awkward.. - 0w0uwu

14 When you wave or say 'hi' to the wrong person

I feel like a true dumbass when this happens. It hurts inside.. - 0w0uwu

I accidentally said hi to someone who tells everyone my kills in Fortnite are fake cause I have more than him, because I though it was my friend because their hair looks the same from the back. - sadical

Or when you think someone said 'Hi' or waved to you so you do it back and realize that they weren't talking to you. That's just awkward! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

...then you feel so stupid! - Fan_of_Good_Music

15 Forgetting your purse/wallet at the checkout
16 When your family manages to force/trick you to dance with someone, especially the opposite gender

Jokes on you I like the same gender - 0w0uwu

The thing is, I like boys and girls so my parents can make me dance with someone from either gender. Awkward either way - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Why the opposit sex? There are people who are attracted to their own gender. - WoSi

17 When you say 'bye' to someone and then realize you're both going in the same direction

Well put it this way, you can say "bye" at another "bye-pass" - NuMetalManiak

This happens all the time on the walk to the bus stop to get home from school - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Walk into a room as fast as possible or take a turn or turn the other way, trust me, I do it all the time. - WoSi

This made me laugh. So awkward. What do you do in this situation? Do you pretend that you haven't noticed them still walking at your side for the next two hundred yards? What is the correct etiquette for this type of awkward social situation? The only possible good thing about this is the knowledge that they're probably just as embarrassed as you are. - Britgirl

18 When you're in a quiet room but you're so hungry your stomach starts making weird noises

Class: Is extremely silent during exam
Stomach: I shall now demonstrate what many call a whale’s mating call! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

For example, when you're in class and suddenly your stomach makes noises that sound like a dying whale. - Lina1028

I could relate to that. - Pegasister12

Me: Don't make a fool out of yourself!

19 Farting during a test when it's quiet

Once in 5th I was just listening to music in the car and I farted really loud but I didn't know because I had noise cancelling headphone on and my mum just tapped me on the shoulder and said "That's gross" and kept driving! The very same day we were doing nap plan and I just farted really loud and my teacher was just staring at me! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

I did that once in fifth grade and the girl sitting next to me leaned over and said, "It's okay everybody does it"

I hate this it's so awkward I guess because I am a shy person

Someone did this before in my biology class - iimidnightstarz

20 When your friend leaves the room but you're stuck with their family

Especially if their parents don't like you! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

This is the worst

I don't know what's worse: Being stuck with their parents, or their siblings. - Lina1028

It’s not awkward at my friends moms house because I know everyone there. But at his dads house... he has sisters who think he likes me... WE ARE NOT DATING WE ARE ONLY 4TH GRADERS PEOPLE!

21 When you think your earphones are plugged in so the volume is up but they're not plugged in

I listen to music really loud and I was listening to myself singing and I was in a lesson (i don't know why but we were allowed to listen to music) and my horrible singing voice just blasted across the room! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Had this in the middle of an exam. Thank God I got high scores, but what really happened earlier...

Me: (hurriedly hides earphones under hoodie)
Students: (already started answering)
Me: (forgets to plug in earphones) (presses play button)
Me: *hears guitar riff and thinks it's from outside*
Students: (stare at me)
Me: (starts stuttering) (tries to lower down volume, instead goes to the max) (gives up and plugs the damn thing in)
Nearby student: Aw dammit, that was fun...

One time this happened to me and it was in the middle of our silent art class and you hear Tiny Tim go, "HELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS.." - LizardKing99

One time, in class, this happened. At least the class got to hear the beautiful sound that is Heaven In Hiding.

22 Seeing someone you know in a store and hoping they don't recognize you

Happens too many times.

23 When your friend(s) bring their friend(s) but you don't know them

Me in that situation: "*stares at them*"
Friend's Friend: "*Stares at me*"
Me: "*Stares at them*"
Friend's friend: "*stares at me*"
*We start a staring contest*
Friend: "The hell? " - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

24 When you send a message to the wrong person

Lol one time a girl on this group chat I was in sent us a message saying that she was going to the bathroom. The message was technically for her dad...

I meant to send my mum a gif and I accidentally sent it to my uncle - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

One time I was on roblox and I was suppose to send "my throat hurts" to my REAL friend (they asked me why I wasn't in school that day) and I accidently messaged it to this boy in my class it was awkward

Oh god... Bad memories are returning. - IronSabbathPriest

25 Trying to impress someone you like but it goes horribly wrong

This has happened so many times. I try to be cool but then I look like an idiot :/ - 0w0uwu

Can't relate because I don't have a heart to like someone - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

26 When you pee your pants in public

You need to move to a new city.

So this happened a couple of months ago during the beginning of 9th grade, I had been cast as a background dancer for the school play “The Princess and The Pea” I had this green leotard I had to wear during the play because I was the pea. Anyways, it was opening night and all of our classmates, teachers, and family had gathered to watch our performance. I was super nervous and when I’m nervous I have a sudden urge to pee. Anyways, when I went to the bathroom they were all in use. I was on in a couple minutes so I decided I could hold it. Anyways, I prepared for my scene, as I was dancing around my costume got ripped by a wire, I’m not just talking about a little tear, it was humongous, it reveled my chest, I ran into a closet, panicking because I was on in less then 20 minutes. I decided to just take my costume off, and maybe I could just repair it with tape, since my costume was a leotard I didn’t need underwear or a bra so when I took my costume off I was completely naked. ...more

27 Walking in the same direction as someone approaching you
28 Pointing at something and saying look but when they look they don’t see it
29 Tickling someone who isn't ticklish

Me: *Tickles someone*
That person: da faq?
Them: *Does the same thing to me*
Me: BWAAA - 0w0uwu

Tickling someone you think is your friend but isn't ticklish or your friend. - WoSi

I did this once... where I ran up to my friend and tried to tickle her and she nervously stared at me and was like, "um... what in the world are you doing?! "😂😂

30 When you buy something, the cashier says, "Enjoy this new whatever!" and you say, "You too!"

Happened so many times! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Well, the cashier might have one too... - sadical

31 When someone says "thank you" and you say "you to"

If I had a dollar for every time I did this... - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

32 When someone says sorry and you say I'm sorry
33 Holding hands with your girlfriend during school

Holding hands with a friend who people think you are dateing during school. - WoSi

34 Submitting the wrong file to your teacher for a project

I may or may not have accidentally sent my teacher a Youtube Video I was going to upload instead of my science project. My teacher told me the video was good and gave me extra points once I turned in the actual assignment. - sadical

You got lucky! My teacher would probably show the principal as a joke and then that's just awkward - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

35 Get called on for the answer but get it wrong
36 When you say "good morning" when it's really afternoon or night or vice versa
37 When your friend is mad at you & you don't know why, but you're too intimidated to ask
38 When someone tells you good luck and you tell them good luck too even though they don’t have anything going on that they need luck for

Or any other similar situation, like when someone tells you to have fun on a trip and then you tell them thanks you too even though they aren’t going anywhere.

39 When you’re thinking of a word and then someone asks you something and you say the word or phrase you were thinking of

Hey sis, I MEANT DUDE! - 0w0uwu

40 When you open a door for someone thinking they are coming but they are going a different way so they just stare at you awkwardly.

Happened to me. It was down a long hallway and they just passed me. Super awkward.

41 When you're thinking of something and you forget you're in public and you accidentally say it out loud.
42 When you butcher a word and accidentally swear
43 When someone asks you if you’ve heard a song and you say yes but you were thinking of a completely different song to the one they meant
44 When trying out for a sports team you trip and fall on your face.
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