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Life is uncomfortable. That is a hard truth. And sometimes we are just left questioning and squirming. Honest reactions do not make us bad people, it may make us people who need more therapy, but not bad people. Working through life's "awkward" moments are important to discuss. So lets.

Redditor u/birchwave wanted everyone to own up and discuss.... What never fails to make you uncomfortable?


Eat it Up!

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Detecting a crunch in a soft food. textmonster404

It's revolting when you're eating meat and suddenly there's a crunchy bit. I don't understand people that keep eating like it's nothing when that happens. BattleoftheBoomers

"You want me to pause it???"

When you're enjoying a movie and somebody walks in when an intense sex scene suddenly comes on. SamDaMan97

I was watching a movie with my dad and in the movie, things started to get steamy between two of the characters. I got up to go to the kitchen to refill my drink. My dad calls to me from the living room, "You want me to pause it???" No dad, I don't want you to pause it. LilyKnightMcClellanLilyKnightMcClellan

Don't Cry. 

People crying — I don't know how to respond. recoveringPSteacher

Chit Chat. 

"We need to talk later." MapReston

When the boss steps out of his office, makes eye contact with me across the room, and gestures with his hand to come to his office. You know you just screwed up irreparably. shootingcharlie8

The Convo.

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When they ask me where I'm currently working at. I'm unemployed. ShoutAtThe_Devil

Everybody hates those catching up small talk convos. Change the subject to something more interesting if at all possible. Still applies even after you land your dream job. btron3030

Center of Attention! 

Being the center of attention. I hate birthdays for this reason. irishmickguard

Same. What I really want for my birthday is, specifically, not a party. That also goes for father's day. Let's just put hotdogs on the grill and play board games. No gifts, no special attention, no bullshit. Just a good time with people I care about. theBonVoyage

​Walking past one coworker in a long empty hallway.

Walking past one coworker in a long empty hallway.

When do I look at them and say hi? How many feet away? The further the distance between us-the longer the interaction will be.

Do I need to make eye contact first? I hate eye contact. It makes me want to crawl out of my own skin.

Should I smile at them? My smile is always off and always looks forced. I might as well just not do it.

Can I just keep walking and not even look at them? Where do I look? At the ground?

Why is this hallway so long and why am I so fucking weird and stressed out over nothing?

This is my life about six-eight times a day monday through friday. jyvurentropy

Inches...

People's faces being 12 inches from me when they talk to me. HaratoBaratoHaratoBarato

Omg so true, like just take a step closer so we're 6 inches apart. That's much more comfortable. soccerfreak67890

Sink. 

Bad jokes or actors acting awkward scenes. Makes me want to sink through the damn floor. Vaspiov

There were so many times during the Office where I just had to pause the show and watch a yt video to get away from the embarrassment Michal put himself in. imavinyl

I'm going to be REALLY honest, here.

I'm going to be REALLY honest, here.

Special needs people really make me feel uncomfortable. I've thought about it a lot, and I have come to the conclusion that I feel uncomfortable because I simply can't predict their behavior and thought processes and that fact makes me feel uneasy.

Like, I know they're not going to do something tragic to me, but my stupid brain thinks the possibility exists that they will and the unpredictability only makes it worse. It's irrational. Corporal_Yorper

Catcall

Random men telling me to smile

I never know what to do- smile and chuckle? Ignore them? Tell them to fuck off and just end up escalating things? 3spoopy_5me

Get stabby Phaedrug

Ask them for a joke, it usually throws them off and they get the deer in headlights look. It's great ittybitgirl

Theres a look I learned to use on kids called the "no bullsh!t" face. It's like relaxing every muscle and sapping all energy from my face. It's not mere resting bitch face, its letting the cold seep into my eyes and my non active frown. Like I let gravity take over, relaxing my jaw as well.

If you want to be theatrical, pass your hand over your face and transform your expression then. They will find it disturbing and realize even a more neutral expression is better than the hypothermic psychopathic stare they are currently and uncomfortably now exposed to. If they persist, pass your hand backup with a seemingly cheerful genuine smile. Do they realllllyyy want a psychopath faking it to them? PoiLethe

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I can't imagine doing that. Why?! We truly treat this planet as if we have somewhere else to go.

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