Top Ten Most Awkward Common Situations

The Top Ten Most Awkward Common Situations

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

In my first week of high school, I walked into a year 10 science class when I was meant to be going to English. The whole class stared at me. It was so embarrassing - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

yah! '

6 Meeting new people

Hands down the most awkward thing ever! Especially if you have social anxiety like me! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

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

Bro I’m awkward asl, so when I meet someone irl, we don’t talk long

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

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.

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

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

Ha! You clearly haven't forgotten when that happened with me! - PositronWildhawk

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

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

HAHAAHA...wait a second...

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

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.

And everyone’s staring at you when you come in

10 First kiss

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

The Contenders

11 Job interview
12 Meeting your boy/girlfriend's parents

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

Yeah this does get awkward ig

13 Walking into the wrong room

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

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

14 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

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

...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

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

Jokes on you I like the same gender - 0w0uwu

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

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

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

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 once happened to be. I was visiting my family, and we did this 6 times and realised we were going the same way every time. - gemcloben

18 Farting during a test when it's quiet

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

I farted in the library.

19 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!

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

My friend has a Mario chrome extension. She started playing it in Maths but forgot to plug her earphones in. The Mario music started playing in In the middle of a silent maths class - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

I was watching shrek when I was meant to be doing homework. I forgot to plug in my headphones. My mum caught me. Thankfully, she seen the funny side. - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Girl: I will answer
Phones: plays kpop
Me: what is dat
Girl: nothing

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...

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

Bro! My friend would always leave me hanging in her kitchen with her mom. Like why?

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

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

Both it is awkward - sweetmadi11

22 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

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

Happens too many times.

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

Usually when I make a joke

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 Sitting Next To A Teacher When You Have To Get In Circle
29 Pointing at something and saying look but when they look they don’t see it
30 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?! "😂😂

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

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

Happened so many times! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

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

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

Bro I do this so much, it’s not even embarrassing anymore

33 When someone says sorry and you say I'm sorry

Yeah Most of the time it's my fault though and they say sorry too... I just say " No, it's my fault! "😂☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺ tf? Sorry that was my response to those weird emojis... I thought they were like the others!☺

34 When you invite both of your BFFS to your party and they both want to hang out with you but they don't know each other
35 Holding hands with your girlfriend during school

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

36 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

37 Get called on for the answer but get it wrong

This one stings if you’re confident in your answer as well

38 When you say "good morning" when it's really afternoon or night or vice versa
39 When your friend is mad at you & you don't know why, but you're too intimidated to ask
40 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.

41 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

42 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.

43 When you're thinking of something and you forget you're in public and you accidentally say it out loud.
44 When you butcher a word and accidentally swear
45 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
46 When trying out for a sports team you trip and fall on your face.
47 When your computer freezes so you reload it and in that split second it unfreezes but it’s too late
48 When your friends make plans on the group chat and don’t invite you
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