Top Ten Most Awkward Common Situations


The Top Ten

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

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

This happened to me at the end of year 8 when we had year 9 early commencement. I walked into ALL of the other year 8 classes before finally finding my own.

Oh yeah, everyone was laughing at me. - Aquastar_of_DewClan

One time, I was playing dodgeball in gym class, and some annoying guy who’s a year older than my grade walked in (he of course wasn't in the class) and grabbed a bunch of dodgeballs from the bin and started throwing them at my team. He got detention though. - sadical

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

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

yup - Luckys

I have done that several times at school and they just stare at me I smile and go to the person I was talking to - sweetmadi11

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

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

These are just awkward - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

5 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.

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6 Forgetting someone's name

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

yah! '

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

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

HAHAAHA...wait a second...

Why are friends like bananas?

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

... Anyone? - keycha1n

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

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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 Job interview

The Newcomers

? When you’re thinking of a word and then someone asks you something and you say the word or phrase you were thinking of
? Walking in the same direction as someone approaching you

The Contenders

11 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

12 First kiss

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

13 Meeting your boy/girlfriend's parents
14 Forgetting your purse/wallet at the checkout
15 When your family manages to force/trick you to dance with someone, especially the opposite gender

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

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

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

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

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18 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

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

I was trying to write 'relate able' but I can't spell so this is my comment now! - 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

20 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...

That happened to me on the bus, and it went through 3 whole songs without me realizing. One of the songs was Barbie Tingz by Nicki Minaj, and it wasn't the clean version... - sadical

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

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21 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

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!

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

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22 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 sent 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

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

Happens too many times.

24 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

25 Pointing at something and saying look but when they look they don’t see it


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

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

27 Tickling someone who isn't ticklish

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?! "😂😂

28 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

29 When someone says sorry and you say I'm sorry
30 When you pee your pants in public

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

31 Holding hands with your girlfriend during school

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

32 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

33 Get called on for the answer but get it wrong
34 When someone says "thank you" and you say "you to"
35 When you say "good morning" when it's really afternoon or night or vice versa
36 When your friend is mad at you & you don't know why, but you're too intimidated to ask
37 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.

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1. Walking in the same direction as someone approaching you
2. Forgetting someone's name
3. Seeing someone you know in a store and hoping they don't recognize you
1. When you start talking to a stranger, thinking they're your friend
2. Walking into a classroom and realizing you're in the wrong class
3. When your family manages to force/trick you to dance with someone, especially the opposite gender
1. First date
2. First kiss
3. Job interview

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