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42 of the Dumbest Things People Ever Did Because They Were Too Awkward To Do The Normal Thing

It's probably safe to say that everyone has probably been in a situation like this at some point in their lives, but some of us live this every day of our lives. These stories are the 

These horribly painful stories will probably resonate with you more than you care to admit. 

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    Text - potential_penguin 1d 1 The first time I took a bus in a new city, I pulled the stop request cord at the wrong stop. Instead of just being a normal person and telling the driver that I didn't mean to do that, I got off the bus and walked for an hour in the rain.
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    Text - thecoolrobot 1d Back in primary school I had a crush on a girl, her younger brother was kind of a friend, so l'd hang out at their place every once in a while. Thinking it would be weird to ask if I could hang out I'd go for a run past their place and hope they'd notice me and invite me in. It worked, but most times I had to turn back and run past at least 4 times before they'd invite me in..
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    Text - kpc45 1d Tran into a past coworker at a bus depot, had nothing really to talk about and it got awkward fast. A bus came and the guy said this is me, it was the one I was waiting for too but I didn't get on cause what the hell would happen if I did. Made it worse as he got on said drive safe.
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    Text - badass_panda 1d 1 Accidentally locked myself on the roof of my office's parking garage...it was my first week there and I didn't know the doors closed behind you and locked I'd left my access badge on my desk. Rather than call for help and be "that guy", I ... climbed down the side of the parking garage.
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    Text - Namffohcl 1d Allowed my neighbor to call me the wrong name for 7 years because I never corrected him the first time he said it wrong. Reply 18.6k toogroovytoo 21h 01 Conversely, I never used my neighbor's name because I forgot it the first time he told me and was too embarrassed to ask him. He always greeted me and my dog by name. We were neighbors for three years. I was so happy when he moved.
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    Text - tullingpim 1d 01 Wrote out a long response to this post, then deleted it cause I felt stupid.
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    Text - thegiantcat1 1d 1 I was at a club once, the DJ was taking requests to make a request you had to fill out a slip of paper and give it to him. Anyways I do this walk over and hand it to him and he was like "Alright man nice" and held out his hand. For some reason I though, oh he wants to hold hands and held his hand for like 10 seconds (fingers interlaced even) and just looked at each other the whole time. Then It hit me that he wanted a high five and I got super embarrassed.
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    Text - eraser_dust 1d Spent an entire Thanksgiving weekend pretending understood Korean, because I felt too awkward to correct my friend's Korean mom who assumed I was Korean too.
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    Text - cccoffeeegurl 23h 02 My friend's mom rolled my hand up in the window of the car while I was in the backseat. It hurt really bad but I was too awkward to say anything so I rode for about 10 minutes with half of my little hand squashed and hanging out the rolled-up window. I think eventually I said "um... ow" or something to alert her to the situation.
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    Text - Great_Gogely_Mogely 1d I've stayed in a bathroom stall for 10 minutes because I didn't want to walk out with another person in the bathroom.
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    Text - hauntedbypaul 1d 1 In French class in highschool everyone was talking over the teacher and she just couldn't get control over the classroom and she was getting increasingly frustrated and so was I. Just a whole room full of swirling talk and stuff. I wanted to tell everyone to quiet down but for some reason it got fucked up inside my brain and I barked like a dog. Or, sort of like a dog? Just a deep guttural noise. Everyone stared at me. The teacher asked if I was okay. I was so embarrass
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    Text - Humblepoptart 1d 1 I rode my bike to college one time and had no bike lock. So I tied it up with an extra show string I had hoping any passerby would see it was "locked" without investigating too closely. As I'm leaving class I see a couple students standing by my bike taking pictures of my lock job and laughing. I sat like 50 yards away in shame waiting for them to leave before
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    Text - b-cola 1d I was doing a job interview in high school. The interview was going well and The lady asked me "how important is hygiene to you?". During this moment forgot what hygiene meant and should've asked Instead I tried to act relaxed and said "I'm cool" "doesn't bother me" I didn't get the job.
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    Text - fubarkbm 23h When I was in high school, I had a huge crush on a girl who worked at the drive thru of my bank. I would go to a different branch, withdraw some cash and then deposit it at her branch's drive thru in hopes she was working. It wasn't until much later that I realized she could more than likely see I had made a withdrawal for the exact amount I was depositing jus
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    Text - sami2503 1d 01 This happened yesterday. I'm in Germany and I can't speak very good german I'm at a canteen restaurant in a kaufhof for breakfast I pick up a tray and get myself some bread and cheese etc and some blood-orange juice, as I walk over to where to pay I spill loads of the juice all over my food, my tray is just soggy red bread and cheese. Instead of trying to ask if I can replace it or just doing it anyway I go over to the cashier and fucking pay for my soggy red sticky breakfa
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    Text - erco29 1d I'm really bad at conversations with strangers when l can't hear them well Person: "Where's the washroom?" Me: "Pardon?" Person: "Where's the washroom?" Me: "Haha yeah" Person: "No No, do you know where the washroom is?" Me: "Oh haha" Person: "Nevermind..."
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    Text - cdsbigsby 1d Was staying the night at a friend's house when I was around 10-11. Had to take a shit and when I was all done there was no toilet paper, an absolute nightmare. I checked under the sink, in the cabinet, everywhere. My friend was outside and the only people in the house with me were his mom and his older sister that I had a crush on. So I certainly couldn't shout out that I needed more toilet paper. So I weighed my options. Towels, or cotton balls. So I wiped my ass with cotton
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    Text - AriadneHaze 23h When I was a freshman in college, I saw a production of some Shakespeare play, and developed an instant crush on the lead actor. I saw him at lunch the day after the play, and my friends urged awkward, shy, 17- year-old me to approach him and say how much I enjoyed his performance in the show. I'm not sure if they really thought this very attractive senior was going to have any interest in me, but apparently I got talked into it, because I marched over to his table and he
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    Text - TheDevilsHorn 1d I saw somebody open a roll of pennies before by smacking it on the drawer. I had never opened one before and I had two customers watching me as I smashed pennies all over the place. Now I just tear it open instead of trying to be cool.
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    Text - LikesComcast 1d Last weekend I was eating starbursts and a lady approached me so naturally, I put a wrapped starburst in my mouth
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    Text - tntey 1d In 7th grade there was a girl who was super into gay people, to the point where she had gay dating apps on her phone. Of course I had a crush on her, so instead of talking to her and getting her to like me like a normal person, I told everyone I was gay.
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    Text - VagueBirthplace 1d When I was younger I had a friend who lied a lot. went to her house one day and she had those little colorful gobstoppers unwrapped all over the floor of her room. I asked her if I could have one and she kept insisting they weren't gobstoppers but wouldn't tell me what they were. I figured she was lying and when she left the room momentarily I popped a few in my mouth. Turns out they weren't gobstoppers, they were plastic balls from a game. I kept them in my mouth for p
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    Text - elfardoo 1d As an undergrad, I was invited to a halloween costume party. Ionly knew the person who invited me, and everyone there seemed to know each other, so I was like the odd man out. After about 30 minutes of pounding jungle juice and standing around awkwardly, I went outside, buzzed, to escape. I wanted to go home, but my friend had driven me. So, instead, I found a gap in the shrubbery around the house's foundation and hid there, watching other drunks come and go from my cloak of c
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    Text - no...it was still flying at full staff. So I bend over even lower like a 90 year old geriatric with chronic back problems and waddle my way to my desk and stupidly put too much force on the top of the top heavy desk when I get to it, consequently toppling the desk and myself over and falling to the ground. the whole class laughs at this weirdo with a massive boner on the ground under a desk. It would have actually have been less awkward for me to say "Teacher I have a massive erection rig
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    Text - PM_me_your_rad_feats 1d Sometimes when I'm alone in a strange place and don't know whether I should go sit somewhere by myself or join a group of strangers, I visit a bathroom sit in the stall for a while, go outside, visit another bathroom and repeat until a friend shows up or class begins. Now that I think of it, it is hilariously awkward.
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    Text - CupcakeCulprit 1d Saw a colleague I actually like in the supermarket Did not want to stop-and-chat and engage in weird small talk in a shop. I proceeded to awkwardly walk backwards when I spotted her in the aisle and whispered slightly loud to my SO at the time "I hope she can't see me". She turned her face, looked at me and said "I can see AND I can hear you!"
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    Text - Avatar-State 1d I said bye to someone and we both walked toward the elevators in the hospital. It was just too awkward for me so I proceeded to take the stairs down 12 flights instead...
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    Text - Renegade_General 1d I was walking in the hallway in middle school and dropped my binder as cool kids the grade below me were walking by. Instead of just picking it up I decided it would be cooler to "barely even care" and kick my binder across the hall, towards the classroom I was going in. It instead spread it's contents everywhere.
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    Text - NightShiftNinja 1d I got a random bout of social anxiety once while having to go in to a Home Depot to pick up my dad's order of tile and was just so unwilling and afraid to actually talk to an associate that I called my dad and took the phone up to the employee at the counter while I just awkwardly stood away from them and looked at paint.
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    Text - MusicTravelWild 1d 01 This is embarassing, but the best stories usually are.. My first week as a freshman at a Catholic highschool.. It is all so new to me. I had to adhere to a dress code which ment pastel button down shirt, khaki pants, belt, tucked in, tie, blazer, etc.... I am sitting in math class zoning out and thinking about cute girls in my grade when I hear my name called. "Would you like to do this proof on the board?" ...Like Ihad a fucking choice. Normally this is a non issue
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    Text - hahaixusjskjaakkaak 1d When I was around 5 or 6 I was playing at a friend's house outside and I was too nervous to ask to use the bathroom (plus I had never gone inside their house) so I peed my pants and left without saying anything lol
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    Text - KittenyCuddles 22h 01 I hugged a job interviewer when I was 16. The interview had concluded and she opened the door and stretched out her arm towards me to indicate l was free to go. For some reason I saw it as an invitation to hug and we had the most awkward one- armed hug/back pat ever.
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    Text - Detective JakePeralta 22h I bought tweezers to groom my eyebrows (I'm a man). When my female friend saw them in the bag in my back seat, she asked whos they were and I was too embarrassed to say they were mine so I said "I don't know, somebody must've left them," and she took them for herself and I had to buy new ones.
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    Text - have_no_asshole 22h I took a huge bite of donut right before someone asked me a question during a work meeting. Instead of waiting or holding up a finger to say 'just a moment,' I tried to swallow it and started choking to death
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    Text - Vanguard470 22h I was really anxious for one of my first adult meetings that I was doing so l looked up the person I was meeting with and when they came in to shake my hand I introduced myself as them. They thankfully laughed it off and just said, "no, that's my name". I cringe everytime I think about it.
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    Text - Waddahal 1d First time staying at long distance gfs, didn't want her to know I pooped so I held it from friday morning until monday night. Blocked up for days.
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    Text - kenz_cress 23h Ineeded one sheet of blank printer paper from the computer lab at my college. There were maybe 5 other students in there when I walked in and I was afraid that pulling open the paper drawer on the printer would be super loud and disruptive so I logged on to a computer and printed out 5 blank pieces of paper instead.
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    Text - ilalmtae ld I accidentally got on the bus going in the opposite direction from where I wanted to go, and instead of getting off at the first stop after I realized this, or the next 20 stops,I rode the entire route. Just because I didn't want anyone to know what I did (not that they would have anyways)
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    Text - pighalf 1d During college in the middle of the semester, I somehow walked into the wrong classroom. Even though I didn't recognize any of the students, I assumed some of the familiar faces that I'd normally see were running late. 5 minutes into the class realized I wasn't in linear algebra but in some sort of Spanish for advanced kids class. I was too dumb to walk out and ended up even dumber as I remained seated until the class was out
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    Text - Beachinbeauty 1d Ido the weirdest shit due to my social anxiety. I could write a book about this. Some examples: Completely leave a parking lot because I parked bad and someone saw me. Drive far out of my way to avoid stores and establishments where I will know anyone. Sleep in my car because I'm too afraid to wake anyone up by knocking on the door. Etc.
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    Text - RedditorWorder 1d Off the top of my head, being at a crosswalk and pretending to walk down the road instead becausel would rather let oncoming cars pass first rather than have one stop and wait for me to cross.
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    Text - leglesslegolegolas 23h Walking into an office, ahead of a girl. I stopped and held the door open for her, so she walked in ahead of me. There was a long line inside. I didn't know if I should be ahead of her in line or she should be ahead of me. So I turned around and left.
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