Top Ten Embarrassing Situations You Can't Seem to Avoid

Ever had one of those utterly embarrassing moments when it seems that the odds are stacked up against you and Fate is conspiring to ruin your reputation? Well, if you haven't had that moment it will, without fail, occur at some point in your life. Examples of this predicament can stretch from a social encounter gone wrong to a full-blown moment of awkwardness that makes you want to roll on the floor, curl into a fetal position, and never get up.

Life is the cruelest mistress of them all. Here's ten reasons why.
The Top Ten
1 Entering the wrong class and not realizing it until someone tells you

You've got it all wrong. Simply look around and say, "What the hell are all you idiots doing in the wrong class?" Then exit, stage left, to rave reviews.

Okay, this situation is avoidable, and I'm not saying everyone will experience it. But for those who will... God help you. You'll need it.

I have faced that kind of situation.

2 Accidentally broadcasting your opinion to a large group of people

A large group of people means more opinions to be expressed. Back when the law was more carefree, large groups of people meant lynch mobs. You've probably noticed how the two are connected.

3 Calling the wrong number

I called a girl's number and said, "Hey girl, let's meet up at 10 p.m., okay?" It turns out I called my teacher, and I've wanted to yeet myself into piranha water ever since.

4 Accidentally talking about your ex around your significant other
5 Getting noticed hanging out with your parents

Unless your parents are cool or own a caddie or something other.

6 Having a conversation with a friend and realizing you've been talking smack about the stuff they enjoy

Ah, happens all the time. ALL THE TIME. Unintentionally.

Some days ago, when a friend gave me a call, he mentioned "housekeeping," as he's doing a course in hotel management. I laughed and asked if he knew what it was. He replied no and asked me to explain. I said it's a meager job where you yell, "Housekeeping!" 24/7 and clean hotel rooms.

He replied he had done it many times.

Again, "Simply testing your level of dedication to your fascinating obsession." Walk away, leaving them totally confused.

Unless they enjoy eating puppies, then by all means, feel free.

7 Telling an awesome joke with no laughter in response

Try, "Ya know, they're doing great things with hearing loss these days."

Or, "So, how's that concussion coming along?"

Ha! Yeah, it's funny - I never actually hear anyone laughing at my jokes on TheTopTens.

Let's be fair here, it's happened to every last one of us.

8 Correcting someone's mistake only to be told that it wasn't a mistake

This situation is extremely painful when you're the victim, but I assume it probably feels awesome when you can counter-correct the correction and be smug about it afterward.

Again, all wrong. Simply come back with, "I was merely testing your confidence in your knowledge. Well done."

9 Trying to fit in and realizing you're all wrong

Who wants to fit in? I've always been unique, and I am very popular. Also, who wants to be like everybody else? Like my saying goes, "Do you without shame because you should love your game!"

There is no reason to be like anyone else. Please, if you're reading this, never actually try to do this. Thank you for your time (feel like I'm preaching or something).

10 Saying "hi" to someone as they say "hi" to you
The Contenders
11 Looking at someone and realize they're looking directly at you
12 Accidentally following someone else instead of your own parents
13 Spilling a drink down your front
14 Knocking at the wrong house
15 Waving to someone that was not waving at you
16 Doing something stupid that your crush finds out

What a painful memory. Arts and crafts, searching for things in nature to put in our crafts. I find an "interesting" object that turns out to be a piece of cactus. I still take the stupid cactus piece for my craft even though I know it's a cactus and has thorns.

My friend grabs the cactus and sticks herself with it, then announces to the whole group that I picked up a cactus for my craft and she stuck herself with it. My crush says, "Why would you pick up a cactus?" I say, "Because I didn't know it was a cactus!" My crush answers, "Oh, so you live in Arizona and don't know what a cactus is?"

I die inside knowing my crush thinks I'm some stupid girl who decided to pick up a cactus.

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