People Explain Which Things They Find Incredibly Cringeworthy That Others Don't Seem To Mind

I had to stop watching talent shows years ago because while I got to see some really enjoyable acts—especially singers, of which there are a seemingly endless number—I grew sick and tired of how scripted everything felt.

For one thing, I hate overt sentimentalty because it can ring very false, and that's how I've felt whenever I've had to sit through any sob stories. Everyone has a sob story.

The music swells and immediately we'll hear about someone's cancer diagnosis or the fact they lost their house due to foreclosure or that their father died and that afterward they found bodies in his shed and learned he was a notorious serial killer...

Okay, that last one might have been made up. But my point stands.


People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor TheCheeto4 asked the online community:

"What is something that you find incredibly cringe, but you think other people wouldn't?"

"You just reminded me..."

"You just reminded me of those Facebook posts that give instructions to prove who is/isn't a "real friend", always ask you to share afterwards. Like a copy-paste friendship test."

Ovesper0

I never bother with those. I always ignore them and I'm okay with that.

"People exaggerating..."

"People exaggerating how quirky, different or relatable they are."

[deleted]

You just described every manic pixie dream girl in Bushwick.

"People singing..."

"People singing at me. I have no idea what to do and feel cringe the entire time. Some people love just having people sing to them though."

FierceDragoon

Many people feel super awkward when this happens... especially when it happens in a restaurant... on their birthday.

"Starting a Go Fund Me..."

"Starting a Go Fund Me the second news of a tragedy gets out. There was an accident by me, and there were two competing GFMs fighting over who was closer to the victim."

coolbeansfordays

They do that so they can skiff the funds. People have no shame.

"I couldn't fathom..."

"Public vlogs. I couldn't fathom walking around the city holding a camcorder on a stick and talking to myself."

[deleted]

I hate them and don't understand why people would watch some rando walking around, going about his day. No thank you.

"The judges..."

"The judges crying on those talent shows on TV."

14012387504

Sob stories always increase your chances of entering and lasting longer on those shows.

"I love..."

"I love that unspoken thing where talent show judges act all surprised that the ugly person actually has a great voice!"

nardpuncher

The Susan Boyle effect (and she wasn't even all that great to begin with, but it's the perfect example).

"Dating profiles..."

"Dating profiles and bios. I just can’t not feel weird about advertising my self to randos."

User Deleted

Always awkward. Even worse when you meet someone interesting and they are nothing like their profile at all.

"Turning on music/singing loudly in public places. I always listen to music in my headphones."

VladSolopov

I would never. It's the height of rudeness.

"If someone is going..."

"Filming yourself doing acts of kindness. If someone is going to do something nice for me, and they film me and post that online I’ll be pissed."

damnedpancakes

It's everywhere. Social media is a pain.

Remember the last time you cringed to some of these? You probably do. It's the worst, isn't it?

Have some cringeworthy moments of your own to share? Tell us more in the comments below!

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