Life is full of moments of regret and experiences we wish we could erase. Sometimes our eyes are the betrayers to our soul. There are times we bare witness to behavior and truth and chaos that we would just be better off asleep too. You know the instances of which I speak.

Let's discuss. Redditor u/toffee_bender was wondering who may want to discuss those times in life they've been left feeling a bit grossed out on a personal level by asking..... What's the most cringe you have ever experienced?


My Condolences....

shocked oh no GIF Giphy

A coworker showed up late and and I jokingly said did someone die? And he said I was at my cousin's funeral. Never in my life did I cringe so hard.

StrikingTime

Not so HA! 

I used to work at a coffee shop with this girl who was probably one of the most beautiful women ever. I remember she told me a joke and I said "lol". out loud. with no actual laughter. Her face said everything and it was the most cringy crap I've ever done. Still makes me tense up when I think about it.

Isittheweekend

I'm Hungry....

One time I had my hand raised in class for a good 10 minutes and the teacher kept ignoring me. When he looked at me again, saw my raised hand and looked away I just.... growled? Not in a "I'm making a frustrated sound" way but more like a "I'm a lion and I'm hungry and Imma eat you" kinda way. It was super loud. I don't even know how I made that sound. It still haunts me.

Some_Guy_Does_Stuff

Chances.

I was directing a play in high school and made some random joke I can't even remember that ended with "of course that would only happen if you were a middle child who BECAME the oldest because your older brother was killed by a drunk driver." and my lead actor was like "That is literally my family situation". What are the chances?

BeardedGDillahunt

What Mr. ED?

Giphy

One time my professor asked someone to read out loud and be animated about it. We were reading a story that involved a horse and I did clanking sounds to imitate the horse running (it was on the page!) in a class room of 70 he told me to stop and had someone else continue on reading... HE SAID ANIMATED AND EXTRA CREDIT!

BeerNcheesePlz

An Extra Smooch....

When i was on holiday in France when i was 10 years old. We had to do the whole kissing on the cheek thing, and i went in for an extra kiss with this middle aged lady. She left me hanging. I panicked and the first thing i could think to say was 'did my mum give you your present' My mum had not got her a present. I ran away with even more embarrassment and anxiety whilst pretending to find a fake present.

Tucks93

Bare or Bear?

We asked our teacher in high school did he like to ride horses, the teacher replied "I like to ride them bareback" everybody in our class burst out laughing, his face went red and he put his head in his hands and said to himself "I should've known better than to have answered that question."

BiffChildFromBangor

Wait until 5....

I know a guy who wanted to ask a girl to marry him after having met for only 3-4 hours.

Bay12Please

I went out with a guy once who did this. It was the first time I tried online dating and I was very anxious about the whole thing but he seemed nice enough. We met in person for a coffee, he was super late but eventually showed. Date went for about 1-2 hours.

After I got home I got about 3 massive texts saying how he knew I was the one, we should have a family one day, he's been waiting forever for a girl like me etc etc

It was super creepy and scared me off dating for another 5 years.

LilPeaHen

Ramadan...

I may have shared this on Reddit before. Working in an office during Ramadan we had a new manager who wanted to appear woke but ended up like Michael Scott. He said" guys can you be mindful when bringing food on to the floor as its Ramadan" he then turns to the only asian/middle eastern guy on our team and says"how are you finding Ramadan" "i'm a Sikh" came the reply.

Dirk_diggler22

be casual...

casual GIF by CraveTV Giphy

First day of first ever office job

Friend's advice: don't wear a suit, it's casual dress

Me: lets wear jeans and a florescent green t-shirt, like something you'd wear to a rave

Everyone else: work trousers and a shirt (but no ties, so casual)

Me, Monday @ 0905 - I want to die.

KeyArtistic

Want to "know" more? Never miss another big, odd, funny, or heartbreaking moment again. Sign up for the Knowable newsletter here.

REDDIT

People Describe The Absolute Laziest Things They've Ever Done
Photo by Zhang Kenny on Unsplash

Are we being lazy or is it self-care?

That is what you should ask yourself first, before you judge.

Life is an arduous journey and a constant energy suck.

It was inevitable we'd find shortcuts to get by.

It's all about survival.

Redditor Batman_In_Peacetime wanted to hear about the times we just didn't care enough to try harder. They asked:

"What is a lazy thing you began doing when you realised you can live with it?"
Keep reading... Show less

Be it on a blind date, at a party where you don't know anyone, or sitting next to someone on an airplane, starting a conversation with a total stranger is difficult.

As much as we'd all like to be friendly, far too often we find ourselves at a loss for words.

It doesn't help that we generally have no idea of what these people's various interests are, making it anyone's guess how they'll respond.

But some have this problem solved, finding a go-to topic which is always guaranteed to get a response, no matter who you're talking to.

Redditor Blugged_Bunny was curious to hear what people thought was the best way to begin a conversation with strangers, leading them to ask:

"What is your go-to 'small talk' topic with strangers?"
Keep reading... Show less
People Explain Which Things Are Stupidly Overpriced
Photo by Luis Tosta on Unsplash

Quality comes with price. That's a fact you can't escape. If you hire someone to fix your home, and want them to do the best job, you're going to have to pay above average prices. That's fine. Pay the people what they're worth for the great job they did. However, we live in a world where everyone is looking for their payout, even if what they've given you is less than ideal.

Don't overpay for any of these.

Keep reading... Show less
People Divulge The Opinion That Is The Smallest Hill They're Willing To Die On
Photo by Sung Jin Cho on Unsplash

Not everyone is going to believe what you believe. Our own experiences and values add up to make us who we are. Without them, we'd all be the same amorphous blob of consciousness covering the planet in bland beliefs. You hold something in high regard, and that might mean someone else disagrees with you.

Hold your ground, and be ready to die on that hill, kind of like these people.

Keep reading... Show less