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We've all said something stupid, let's not lie to ourselves.


It's okay to say something stupid. It showcases the real person on the inside, that we're all flawed, imperfect, and made of cooky combinations of words that don't necessarily line up to make sense. Sometimes we're nervous in a situation, other times we're just hitting 'Quick Reply' in our brains and what comes out doens't work, but whatever the reason, you for sure are going to remember it, late at night, for the rest of your life.

Reddit user, u/marginalpotato, wanted to know when the foot should have been in the mouth when they asked:

What is the stupidest thing that ever came out of your mouth?

You may not have to change your home address because of these moments, but you should probably reconsider how many public outings you go to afterwards.

Should Probably Never Shop At That Store Again

"When the cashier said "Have a nice day", and I replied with "No, thanks".

"Background: I wasnt thinking straight that day, and thought they said "Do you want a bag"

DreamerScreamers

That's. How. Twins. Work?

"Her: the twins are 3 years old"

"Me: Both of them?"

suspectedlyrabbid

"Oh no this unearthed a memory i had buried from kindergarten lmao"

"We had a set of twins in our classroom and once on their birthday party I said "your brother got such a cool party, i hope yours is nice like this too" to one of them and he was like "yeah, this one"

"4 year old me was not a very bright kid"

Summery_Captain

That's. How. Death. Works...

"Watching the documentary 'The Last Dance' when a Kobe interview pops up -"

"Me: "Wow, they must have filmed this before Kobe died."

"My wife: "Yeah, obviously…."

Pharmer3

The cringe comes out of nowhere, and you're not even sure how you were able to ask something so incredibly stupid, but here you are. Lounging in the stupid air.

You Should Have Asked What "Nothing" Tastes Like Next

"In my head I was wondering what one pound of water would look like in terms of volume. What I said out loud however was "How much does a pound of water weigh?"

dyskraesia

Keep Up With Me

"A couple of months ago, I got up and drove to work as usual. Later, my girlfriend texted me from home to ask me if she had left her sunglasses in my car. I told her I wasn't sure, but she could grab my spare key and go check."

"In my car."

"Which I had driven to work."

Devonai

Black Is White, White Is Black

"I don't understand why people place bets on who wins, why not just place bets on who loses?"

"Yeah took me a minute to register what I said..."

bornagaindumb

And then there's these stories, where the person is probably better off cutting off any human contact henceforth going forward. These are rough to get through, folks.

Should Probably Have A Chat With HR After This

"I was about 4 months into my current job, feeling confident being fresh off the contract-to-hire period, now moved into a coveted full time role. While walking back to my office from the morning kanban I was stopped by my boss, head peeking out of the office:"

"Boss: "Hey TheMediator, do you have a sec?"

"Me: "For you, I've got lots of secs!"

"Boss: wide-eyes, mouth dropped"

"If you're curious why this was incredibly stupid/embarrassing, try saying the phrase "lots of secs" out loud. Preferably, not to your boss though."

TheMediator

You Don't Need College Anymore. Go Home. Bury Your Head In The Sand.

"In my freshman year of college I was dorming next door to a couple cute girls. About a week into the first semester one girl walked from the coed showers to her dorm room in her towel still wet. We were both unlocking our doors to get in our rooms when she looks at me and says…"

"I know I look stunning…(sarcastically)"

"To which I replied, "don't flatter yourself."

"I had to slid a note under her door explaining I was tongue tied as she was beautiful and I meant to say "don't be hard on yourself, you look great." (Or something to that nature). We became good friends."

Strongbad23

It's In The Descriptor?

"Chatting to a homeless guy on the street and he told me he was feeling unwell. I told him he should be at home, resting."

"It's been 20 years and the memory of it still brings me out in a cold sweat."

pigadaki

Oh Good Lord...

"Asked my friend how his mom was doing at his moms funeral."

phil_mccrotch

"Jesus Christ this is the worst one on this thread. What was his response?"

98Ascension98

"He looked at me and then the casket and kind of smirked. I awkwardly started to try and explain and just said "I'm an idiot. You know I love you. Talk to you in a bit." He makes fun of me now and I can't stop laughing. It's a positive painful memory."

phil_mccrotch

Own up to your mistakes. You'll garner more respect by acknowledging the awkward things you say, however, it's perfectly fine to laugh about it in the moment. That's probably the easiest way to escape the deep, deep shame.

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