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People Share 17 Embarrassing Situations That Happened in Public

No matter how much time has passed, we all have that embarrassing anecdote that turns our cheeks red at the mere thought of it. We can either laugh it off and make it our hit story to share among friends, or keep it a secret that may haunt us for a long time. Luckily, some brave Reddit users have been sharing their most uncomfortable, facepalming moments.

At Bright Side, we encourage you to scroll through these 17 stories so that you know you’re not alone. We’ve all been through a cringe moment at some point in our lives.

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I, unfortunately, didn’t witness it, but my best friend just got engaged, and when her significant other proposed, they were in a little French deli. She had just put a massive mouthful of pie in her face when she saw he had gotten down on one knee. She was so shocked, she spat the pie out all over herself, all over him, all over everything. She just sort of nodded. It was very like her to do something like that, so it’s all fine, but still...I don’t think he was expecting pie on his face. Toast_n_Gravy/ Reddit

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In primary school, there was a school-wide assembly in the hall. I was a sixth-grader sitting on the hard floor with my class, then I got called up to the front because I’d won an award. So I proceed to stand up, but sitting on the hard floor gave me a dead leg and my foot collapsed under me, making me immediately fall over on top of the girl that was sitting next to me. In front of the entire school. I still get embarrassed thinking about that. mathiasb***axe/ Reddit

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I had a great day at a water park/outdoor pool, and toward the afternoon, a woman came up to me and whispered in my ear that I had a problem with my swimsuit. I reached behind and noticed a huge gap. The fabric was torn right in the middle, and you could see my white, untanned buttocks. I was running around like this all day and no one said anything. flabinella/ Reddit

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I hit face-first into a streetlight lamp post because I was staring (while walking) at a beautiful girl walking in the direction where I was coming from. It was in front of the main gate of our university. Hundreds of students saw it. My friends laughed so hard. KiwiPin0/ Reddit

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I was 16 with a boat-full of 16-year-old boys (I was the only girl.) Very first time wearing a 2-piece. Also, on a Canadian lake. They took me tubing and turned super sharp. I flew off, and my bottoms shot off. They pull up in the boat to help me back in, and I was stuttering an excuse, my bottoms gracefully floated to the surface beside me. Putting them back on underwater was really awkward. tacofeet/ Reddit

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The first time I ever encountered someone using a hands-free mobile setup was when I sat down on a busy train beside this young woman who immediately went, “Hey! How are you?” Somewhat confused, but not wanting to be rude, I said I was fine and asked how she was and got a look of total confusion and disgust before she carried on her conversation with her phone. I’m still cringing about it. u38cg2/ Reddit

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In middle school, I used to have a bad habit of chewing on these pens that had sharp tips and came in red, black, and blue ink. What I didn’t know was that the tube/body was slightly pressurized, and one day during class I bit too hard on the pen, making it burst into my mouth. My teeth, tongue, and lips were stained blue for days. Xht5889/ Reddit

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I ran into an old co-worker at McDonald’s. Our tenures had overlapped by about a month, and that was several years ago. He recognizes me and calls me over to his friends and tells them, “This is the nicest guy I have ever met.” In the next 3 minutes, I called him by the wrong name and asked him how he liked a job he’d never worked at. It was pretty clear that I hardly remembered him.
I was so embarrassed that I got my McDonald’s to go and ate it in my car. I’m midway through my burger when he and his friends walk up and get into the car directly facing mine. We made awkward eye contact while I had my food in my hand, and then they drove off. jammin-john/ Reddit

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Which story had you bursting out laughing? Remember that it’s always best to get things off your chest, so feel free to share your most embarrassing stories in the comments.

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