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12 People Who Know Awkward Situations All Too Well

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Perhaps each of us has gotten into awkward situations where we’d rather sink through the floor and rewind time. But what’s done is done, which is why all we’re left to do is laugh and remember this story as a personal anecdote.

We at Bright Side like to hear stories about people whose circumstances played a joke on them.

The cook on our ship never told his wife that he works as a cook, he simply called himself a sailor. The wife was happy with the vague notion of an “overseas sailor” and she didn’t show any interest in learning more about it. Once, she came to visit us on the ship where she ran right into her husband dressed in the cook’s uniform from head to toe. At first, she kept silent, looking extremely surprised and then asked, “You can cook, right?” © PivBear / Pikabu

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My seventh-grade daughter turned on her zoom meeting for her very first class on her first day of school, saw the face of the student who was currently talking, and yelled, “Not Victoria, I HATE Victoria!” I asked her if her mic was muted and she looked at her screen, horrified, slammed her laptop shut, and ran out of the room yelling, “I quit school!” It was a rough first day. © May2211 / Reddit

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Once, I was buying a car from a married couple. The husband learned that I was a nail tech and asked, “Why is it forbidden to wash the dishes with gel polish on?” Me (without thinking): “Forbidden? It’s totally okay to do it.” You should’ve seen the way his wife looked at me. © 4erka / Pikabu

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My son attends swimming pool lessons. I asked him:

— “Do you pee in the water?”

— “Of course, not, Dad. I am not a little boy.”

— “Okay. You know that the water has a special composition and turns blue when someone pees there, right?”

— “It doesn’t turn blue...” © Gelsomino / Pikabu

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I had fallen asleep (worked a night shift before class) and my teacher stayed on Zoom until I woke up and realized what happened to make sure I was okay and to see if I wanted an extension for the paper due later that day. Such a sweetheart. © sixoutofsix / Reddit

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My friends who were traveling in Columbia visited a local restaurant. Not knowing the language, they simply pointed their fingers at the most expensive dish on the menu. They were brought a plate with meat sliced in circles. When they finished eating this unusual sausage (having added salt, pepper, mustard, and a special sauce to it), it turned out to be snake. When a special man came to them carrying a pot with sizzling oil in it to cook the pieces of snake prepared for wealthy visitors, the plate was already empty. © ynonapiter / Pikabu

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I was checking out at a gas station and the cashier asked if I’d like to buy some of the candy they had on sale. I politely said, “No, ma’am. Thank you though!”
The cashier said, “I’m a guy...” Thinking they were kidding and I said, “Hahaha come on, girl!” Cashier points at their name tag: Travis. Darn it! I don’t go to that gas station anymore. © TomTomXL350 / Reddit

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On her first visit to a restaurant, my future wife (being a kid) tried a prawn lying on a plate with salad. It tasted disgusting and was crunchy like styrofoam. Eventually, she learned it was styrofoam. © otschedrot / Pikabu

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My girlfriend bought herself a book to read. Once, when I was brewing coffee in the kitchen, I heard her scream. I rushed to her to check what had happened. Turns out, she read the book half-way and there was a note lying inside that said it was Lucius (one of the book’s characters) who was the murderer. Without much thinking, my girlfriend threw the book out of the window. The book landed on a group of louts. They started to shout, trying to figure out where the book came from. Of course, my girlfriend got scared. After 5 minutes, there was a knock at the door — one of those guys was standing there, holding the book, and said, “Can I borrow it, please? I’ve been looking for this book for a long time.” © Overheard / Vk

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I was woken up at 2 a.m. by the doorbell. It was a neighbor, and as soon as I opened the door he told me there was a fire next door. We decided to evacuate. The neighbor offered to let us stay in his house (across the road) to wait for the fire brigade. The neighbor and his wife are lovely and very welcoming. The fire brigade turned up very quickly and put the fire out. As we were thanking the neighbor, he apologized for waking us up. I responded with:

“Well, at least it wasn’t Jehovah’s Witnesses!”

He smiled but didn’t respond and my wife and I headed back indoors. As the door clicked shut, my wife hissed at me, “They ARE Jehovah’s Witnesses!” I then cringed a lot. © MonstersAbound / Reddit

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It was feeling hot in the office so I removed my shoes. When I decided to use the toilet, I bent my body to buckle the shoes and leaned my forehead on the table. As a result, my brows left a clear-cut trace on the white table. It is not coming off. © Overheard / Ideer.ru

Have you ever found yourself in an awkward situation that you felt ashamed of?

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