You know when you say something really embarrassing and you wish the whole world would swallow you up? It happens to all of us at some point, and for those of us who are particularly blessed, it happens way more often than it should.
People have been taking to Twitter to share some of their own personal stories that are dripping with cringe. It all started when Jenny Lawson, aka @TheBloggess, a popular blogger and author, got the ball rolling with her own embarrassing moment.
Airport cashier: “Have a safe flight.” Me: “You too!” I CAN NEVER COME HERE AGAIN.
— TheBloggess (@TheBloggess) November 1, 2015
Before long, everyone was sharing.
@TheBloggess I told someone at a party, “that dirty old man is trying to hit on you”. She said, “actually he’s my fiancé”.
— Margot Saville (@MargotSaville) November 1, 2015
@TheBloggess sent the following text (about my Hispanic landlord) to NOT my roommate:”Jesus is coming at 10am. Be awake and have clothes on”
— the carie (@thecarie) November 2, 2015
@TheBloggess Told a one armed man to tell his mother the flowers I just put together for her cost him an arm and a leg.
— Jen (@ItsThatJenGirl) November 1, 2015
@TheBloggess Once ordered a dessert from restaurant called the “Fudgina.” Maybe pronounced, FudgEna, but that is not what I said.
— Christa Louks (@christalouks) November 2, 2015
— Riki Cleveland (@missriki) November 2, 2015
@TheBloggess A friend went placed her order at drivethru. She then heard “Could you drive up to the speaker you’re talking to the trash can”
— Kelly B (@GotCookies) November 1, 2015
@TheBloggess We have a Texas sage plant that flowers before rain. When asked if it would rain today I said “Not according to my bush.”
— Jessica White (@JE551CAw) November 2, 2015
@TheBloggess nanny job interview, told job would involve light housekeeping replied “I’ve never kept a Lighthouse before but willing to try”
— Glenna Ranieri (@glenha) November 2, 2015
@TheBloggess The handsomest man I’ve ever seen once sat down next to me & said “Hi.” I responded with “I’m eating a tootsie roll.” He left.
— Daize (@Daize_Plays) November 1, 2015
@TheBloggess Was asked by a distant relative what I do…proudly exclaimed “I are a teacher!”
— Katy (@katypillar150) November 2, 2015
@TheBloggess On a trip, saw some baby horses, could not think of the word foal, finally shouted “horse kittens” and pointed. Wife understood
— John J. McKay (@archymck) November 2, 2015
@TheBloggess I was looking for clip on sunglasses to go over my prescription glasses. Asked the pharmacist at CVS if they sold “strap ons.”
— rdweatherly (@rdweatherly) November 1, 2015
@TheBloggess After flunking a job interview, got up, shook everyone’s hands, and walked into the coat closet.
— Noah Vail (@noahvail) November 2, 2015
@TheBloggess I ended a supposedly professional work email to Alcoholics Anonymous with “cheers, Sara”
— Just Sara (@SaraVey) November 1, 2015
@TheBloggess Buying dress w/small hole in seam. Salesclerk asked if I still wanted it. “Yeah, I’m pretty good at hand jobs.” 😳 Hand sewing.
— Katie (@ChikSolo) November 2, 2015
@TheBloggess I texted my boss at the end of my FIRST DAY in the new job with: “Heading out. Love you.” intended for my boyfriend.
— Angela Bassa (@angebassa) November 1, 2015
Tell us one of your embarrassing stories. Go on, don’t be shy!