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For many of us in our childhood, social media was not yet available.

Whether that is a good or bad thing depends on the individual.


My childhood was rife with embarrassing moments, and I remain grateful that no one was around archiving them for posterity.

But I probably would have found viral fame for improv-dancing on a makeshift stage after unknowingly drinking from a spiked punch bowl at my parents' friends Christmas party. I was seven.

I must say, I did exhibit some serious moves. Too bad there were no smartphones then.

Redditor Trxxi wondered what strangers on the internet might say and asked:

If social media was around in your childhood, what embarrassing moment would you be famous for?

Budding Crooner

"After receiving the CD as a gift, singing the entirety of Boys II Men's 'I'll Make Love To You' on my 8th birthday to my parents, aunt & uncle, and both sets of grandparents - one of which is VERY religious."

"Throw your clothes... on the floor... I'm gonna take my clothes off tooOOooOoOo."

DaWeedNumber

Inspired By 'Coyote Ugly'

"In 5th grade I was in a school musical production where in one song I was the 'boogie woogie reindeer,' and during the song I was supposed to dance. Well, my mom had just showed me the movie Coyote Ugly, so I thought the best course of action was to dance like the girls in that movie. I'm sure there's still a home video out there of the 5th grade boy dancing like a stripper..."

WrongWayCharlie

Serious Gamer

"Pooping on the floor between arcade games at age seven so I wouldn't lose my place in line to play 'Gauntlet.' I lost my place in line."

Drunkensteine

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Wrong Dad

"I was at the airport. Hadn't seen my dad since I got back. Saw a guy with a blazer like my dad's. Jumped onto this random stranger's back as he's looking for his luggage. He must've been so confused!"

Zedfourkay

Everyone's A Grandpa

"As a toddler I used to call everyone over the age of about 30 'Grandpa'. Irrespective of gender, too. It was an equal opportunities grandpa."

DearPrincessAmy

Not My Dad

"I once fell asleep in an airport chair (i was little and a bit of a contortionist so i found a way to be comfy) but my neck was hurting... in my sleepy/blurry eyed state i just assumed that the man in the blue blazer sitting next to me was my dad and rested my head on his shoulder for support. 2 seconds after i close my eyes again my head drops suddenly as the guy high tails it away from his seat. Not my dad..."

kellybean510

Hurt Pride

"Trying to impress my crush by showing him how high I could kick. I slipped and broke my wrist."

MarsupialRage

Running Out Of Gas

"I sh*t myself as a 6 year old girl at the mall."

"I farted in the shoe store, and my sister thought it was absolutely hilarious. 'Again!' she exclaimed as I forced a follow-up fart out. In complete hysterics now, 'Again!' she cackled. Another fart. She was laughing so hard she was nearly in tears. 'Again!!!!!!'"

"Although I no longer had any gas, I pushed as hard as I could, determined to make my sister laugh even harder."

"Then, a moment too late, I noticed I was sh**tng myself."

"I can only imagine my sister would have been filming on her iPhone, had they been available in the 90s."

pryjar

Bloody Spit

"Ohhh I've got a good one."

"I was 7 years old and my parents were hosting a family and friends gathering at home. I mostly stayed out of the way and played videogames in the living room and adults would ask me what I was playing and whatever. It was nice."

"A few hours into the party I wanted some soda. I go to the fridge and see one of those little ice breaking hammers and proceed to stick my tongue to it like the cartoons did to have a laugh. I pulled it off immediately and there was blood everywhere."

"I ran out crying with my bloody tongue out to the absolute horror of every single adult. Now, you'd think this would be the viral moment, but no."

"A family friend that was a Doctor was there and he came over to me, saw my tongue and told me 'It's fine, I just need you to spit out some blood so I can get a better look.'"

"I proceeded to spit my mouthful of blood just straight to his face. Every single person that saw it lost their sh*t laughing. Even the doctor."

RunDatTriangle

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