Thing you look back and cringe about.

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What are some moments you look back on and just cringe about how stupid/awkward you were or acted?

I was just thinking about this one today..

Having a conversation with a lady on my sons soccer team a few years back about general dumb shit hes been doing in school (missing homework/talking etc..) Then we get it into his teen angsty/angry mental stuff, typical 16 year old boy things.

She says to me "Oh, I know how hard it can be. My daughter was a cutter."

I respond "Oh, he doesnt do that. He shows up for every class."

*awkward silence*

Hours later...

Me "Ohhhhhh...shit."


Seriously tho, she TMI'd that convo!
 
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I was a punkass from the ages 19 to 23, I look back on that era with a lot of cringe.

I said a lot of things that pissed people off that I regret, just had a bad attitude in general, of course I think everyone goes through that at that age.

One specific incident was when I was 21 and visiting family was and I forget the fine details, but I made some snide remark regarding hot dogs that pissed my uncle off, he didn't raise his voice or cuss or anything but he stormed off angrily, which was shocking enough since he's normally so laid back.

I was just in general a whiner, but thankfully it didn't last long, only about 4 years, before I started to mature and learned to be more careful about what you say.

Another aspect of that is my politics at the time, I loved the Daily Show, I loved Bill Maher, I thought everything was just a simplistic "liberal = good, conservative = bad", I sure had a lot to learn on that front.
 
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I got a good one for you and it's real. I was bout 10 years old and my mom asked me if I wanted to go on a trip to Niagara Falls, her church was going on a bus.

I said yes and on the bus trip up I see this girl I know from school and had no interest in her but her older sister was with her and she was gorgeous at the time.

So it was a pretty fun trip up because we were talking the whole time. We get to the hotel and the older sister asks me to teach her how to swim. I do just that which meant I got to touch her. After swimming I go back to the hotel room and my mom was gone and I decided to take a shower. I was just about to go in and there is a knock at the door.

It's the girls they say they need to stay in my room because the old woman they were staying with was gone and there was nobody to let them in. So the older sister starts flirting with me and touching me a little bit and I freeze. I didn't want my mom to come back and catch me in a threesome, I'm 10.

Eventually the lady comes back and lets them in. Afterwards the church group eats together at a authentic french restaurant and some guy a little older than me spills hot tea on himself. After that she feels sorry for him and spends the rest of the trip with him. So Canada was great but I also remember it as the place where I lost my first girl.
 
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I once wore a bright yellow street fighter shirt out to a club
I’m literally wearing a bright yellow Street Fighter shirt right now and it’s years old (I wear it to bed as pyjamas). I got a feeling it’s the same shirt. Did it have Ryu on it?

On topic: I cringe when I think about that threesome I turned down one time.

EDIT: Looks like I’m not the only one...
 
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I’m literally wearing a bright yellow Street Fighter shirt right now and it’s years old (I wear it to bed as pyjamas). I got a feeling it’s the same shirt. Did it have Ryu on it?

On topic: I cringe when I think about that threesome I turned down one time.
Probably the same. I can't really remember.
 
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This is hard to even say...

One time my best friend and I had to take the DC Metro off to VA to build a deck. We sat at the end car where no one was at, and for some dumb reason - I don't know how it started... we started spitting at the back of the seats in front of us.

We did it just about the entire ride until the entire thing was soaked and dripping. (I can't even type this without having to hold in laughter at work) By the time we were done, it was disgusting. Huge puddle of thick slime all over the floor.

For weeks, we laughed thinking about the next persons who saw that mess and wondering WTF happened here?

We were idiotic, dumb kids.
 
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Isn't that what you are doing now, and what we others want to achieve? ;)
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I just don't care to spend hours arguing inane bullshit anymore with people I don't know. Sometimes I get myself into a small back and forth or something, but I look at some posts here with dozens of quotes in them and it reminds me of when I used to post at like Gamefaqs and other lesser known boards in my teens. Lots of gotchas and drive bys, lots of time spent quoting people and writing and re-writing responses and going back to read them and awaiting the responses.... just not a good use of my time. Don't get me wrong I'm not above a drive by, but in general my engagement these days is less cringe worthy I feel lol.
 
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I’ve had so many oh she wanted to have sex realizations after the fact that I’ve lost count. I use to be very fat and this stuff flies over my head on the regular.
Yeah, I had this happen to me back in high school. I was just too fucking stupid to realise she was being more than friendly. God I was a dumb cunt back then.
 
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When i was 20 i did a speech in a college speech class on why being gay was bad. I didnt actually think it was bad i was just trying to be provocative because i was an edgy dumbass 20 year old. I forgot my words and stood stunned in front of a 200 student auditorium. The professor awkwardly told me I could just make up the grade by reciting the speech later in her office.
 
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I just remembered this time I got my phone out to surf the web while I was in the waiting room at the doctor’s office and an old porn tab I had forgot to close started automatically playing the video. That makes me cringe hard everytime I think about it.

Fucking iphones.
 
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I just remembered this time I got my phone out to surf the web while I was in the waiting room at the doctor’s office and an old porn tab I had forgot to close started automatically playing the video. That makes me cringe hard everytime I think about it.

Fucking iphones.
lol

on my first ever Tinder date I had a porn gif open on my phone and my date saw it when I pulled out my phone to try to show her something on the web.

I forget exactly what happened (blocked it out I guess) but I'm not making this up.

I still remember the exact gif
 
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A lot.

I moved to Vancouver when I was 22. Was a kissless virgin. My roommate who happened to be a childhood friend I reconnected with many years later had a couple close friends who were girls. One of them really liked me. I wasnt oblivious, just didn't know what to do.
She was out shopping with my roomie and came back to say hi before catching a bus home. Dissapesrs as soon as she's at our place and comes back wearing this skin tight white dress. Tries to flirt with me and I do nothing.

After she left my buddy couldn't believe how stupid I am. Apparently she bought it thinking of me. Gives me her number and tells me to ask her out. Eventually do so over text and decide to meet up downtown at her place and go for drinks.

I'm a bit socially awkward at this point in my life. Never really been drunk, didn't like bars or crowds of people. So in my romantic wisdom I bring two bottles of wine and say we should go to the beach (5 minute walk) and enjoy the nights sky. Shes all for it. Get there and sit up against a log in the sand. Not only did I not think of cups, I didn't bring a cork screw. She gives an awkward laugh and we leave the wine and take a walk to get a cork screw.

Come back, get drunk. I'm unknowingly digging a giant hole in the sand with my feet because of my nerves as we talk. No moves are made. We stumble back to her place. Get to her room and she's all over me. I'm drunkenly trying to keep up. Both get half naked, she lays down, I get on top of her and I'm out.

Woke up in the morning very confused, hung over as fuck and she said I passed out on top of her. Makes an excuse that she forgot she had a breakfast date with a friend and I should head home.
 
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A lot.

I moved to Vancouver when I was 22. Was a kissless virgin. My roommate who happened to be a childhood friend I reconnected with many years later had a couple close friends who were girls. One of them really liked me. I wasnt oblivious, just didn't know what to do.
She was out shopping with my roomie and came back to say hi before catching a bus home. Dissapesrs as soon as she's at our place and comes back wearing this skin tight white dress. Tries to flirt with me and I do nothing.

After she left my buddy couldn't believe how stupid I am. Apparently she bought it thinking of me. Gives me her number and tells me to ask her out. Eventually do so over text and decide to meet up downtown at her place and go for drinks.

I'm a bit socially awkward at this point in my life. Never really been drunk, didn't like bars or crowds of people. So in my romantic wisdom I bring two bottles of wine and say we should go to the beach (5 minute walk) and enjoy the nights sky. Shes all for it. Get there and sit up against a log in the sand. Not only did I not think of cups, I didn't bring a cork screw. She gives an awkward laugh and we leave the wine and take a walk to get a cork screw.

Come back, get drunk. I'm unknowingly digging a giant hole in the sand with my feet because of my nerves as we talk. No moves are made. We stumble back to her place. Get to her room and she's all over me. I'm drunkenly trying to keep up. Both get half naked, she lays down, I get on top of her and I'm out.

Woke up in the morning very confused, hung over as fuck and she said I passed out on top of her. Makes an excuse that she forgot she had a breakfast date with a friend and I should head home.
Oh man. At least you were only 22. I think it was definitely drinking too much that did you in there. If you knew your limits with the wine you totally woulda had your weiner in her.
 
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I don't remember. Now, I don't remember events a couple of weeks or so after they happen. Every time I have an awkward moment, I say, "Well, I'm not gonna remember it in a week. Oh well. *Shrug*". It's a blessing.

And my long-term memories are generally favorable.
 
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Oh man. At least you were only 22. I think it was definitely drinking too much that did you in there. If you knew your limits with the wine you totally woulda had your weiner in her.

Hooked up with a friend's younger sister. Absolute smoke show. Way, way out of my league. We share a futon in his living room under the pretense I wouldn't try anything. That lasted all of 5 minutes in the dark. Couldn't get it up. She thought it was her.

This was an occurance for the next 3 years and i have a lot of cringey memories with different women. Nerves + alcohol = no erection.

Eventually lost it to my now wife and it took me a month or so to get it up. No I'm not kidding. No idea why she stayed with me. She laughs about it now while I can't help but think she's going to be the only women I ever got to stick my weiner in :( it's romantic and depressing all at the same time.
 
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I once wore a HOMEMADE goosebumps shirt (white shirt with night of the living dummy pressed on) to school on an out of uniform day. But it wasn't an out of uniform day, I got the days mixed up. So there I am, in a cringe shirt, being sent to the office to be punished for being out of school uniform. The fellow students laughed. The teachers laughed. I cried (internally).

This was on my shirt: :messenger_tears_of_joy::messenger_grinning_sweat::messenger_pensive:



Gives me her number and tells me to ask her out.
Is this the part where you finally realized she was into you? :messenger_tears_of_joy: Poor girl.
 
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I once wore a goosebumps shirt to school on an out of uniform day. But it wasn't an out of uniform day, I got the days mixed up. So there I am, in a cringe shirt, being sent to the office to be punished for being out of school uniform. The fellow students laughed. The teachers laughed. I cried (internally).
Hold my beer



Excuse the foot
 
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Eventually lost it to my now wife and it took me a month or so to get it up. No I'm not kidding. No idea why she stayed with me. She laughs about it now while I can't help but think she's going to be the only women I ever got to stick my weiner in :( it's romantic and depressing all at the same time.
I'd be pretty happy if I was still with the first woman I stuck my weiner in. She was awesome.

No cringe from me at this post.
 
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I bought 8 beers last night watching football. Woke up still drunk. Hungover at work.

This day can't go away fast enough.

Oh. When I was a teen, I punched a hole thru my GFs wall in her basement. I thought her dad was going to kick my ass, but it seemed like he didn't even care! LOL.
 
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The early dating years. Women have no idea how hard it is to build up that initial resilience to rejection. It’s soul crushing at first.
Absolutely this. Tbh I was pretty terrible and was very late getting any real action, ended up absolutely hating myself as a result, because after all it's a pretty personal rejection (made up for lost time through my 20s though - I was a complete slut, not necessarily a good thing). Tbh the autism didn't help in my case, I'm bad enough at figuring out humans without adding sex and rejection to the equation (thankfully the autism, while still there, is less of a problem these days as I grew up and learned some coping strategies and spent time studying normal humans to figure out a bit of how they work).

On-topic - terrible fashion choices. Bright pink hair (which to be fair got me a lot of female attention), dog collars, black nail varnish.. I looked like a cunt.
 
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Yeah.

I am thankful to avoid the dating conumdrum by having a few long term GFs. Much much easier that way. I was not one to go 'holler' at every girl I saw, like most of my friends. It did make parties and going out a bit weird... end up wallflowering most of the time.

One time before xmas, my ass of a brother lied and said I was getting these new Nikes as a present, and I talked a lot of crap about it at school, like showing off. Oh man, the cringe when I did not get them and showed at school with the same dirty sneakers. I got laughed out of class.
 

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Prom night. I took my mom's friend's daughter because her date had bailed on her with a week to go and she'd already paid for her dress and everything. I didn't know her too well, but she was cool and I figured what the hell since I wasn't planning on going anyway.

We go and have a good time, I understand since we don't know each other well that she's going to be hanging out with her friends more so I just hang back and socialize with the people I do know (I had only moved there two years prior, was an Army brat and making friends wasn't easy). This one girl I knew from science class wanted me to give her a ride home, and I mean really wanted me to give her a ride home with all the innuendo she was throwing my way, but for some reason as much as I would have liked to have gone and reaped the rewards, I refused to bail on my date and leave her to her own devices. We ended up going to an afterparty with a bunch of people I didn't really know, and I sideswiped a dude's car because the road we were all parked on was too narrow. Stayed for a bit, then took her home and said good night and dropped her off.

We became friends after that, and I always had a little crush on her until she moved. I later found out via one of her friends that she had heard about my refusal to leave the prom with someone else, and she also had a crush on me that she never let on. It's not exactly "cringeworthy" I guess, I just wish sometimes that one of us would have said something. She was one in a million.
 
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About 7 years I was really into a girl but we were just casually hanging out. Like it was pretty much friendly with maybe a hint of romantic interest. She was by far the most attractive woman to ever hang out with me and I was just so so so hoping I could “pull it off” and somehow sweep this amazing woman off her feet and give hope to all below average looking guys everywhere.

I was so afraid to make a move. I just couldn’t tell if she was just nice to me because I was nice to her and she didn’t want to hurt my feelings or if something was actually there.

One night we met at a local bar and had a great time. Just overall good night. No kiss or anything at the end. When I got home she had text a thank you and all that and I was like ok here we go (I was pretty drunk, in fairness) and I text back

“You’re so awesome, like honestly I don’t even know why you hang out with me. Sometimes I just think about how to make you happy.”

Now in my head this seemed like a romantic sentiment, like I just want to make you happy, I care about you being happy, I love being around you, that kind of thing. To me it seemed like a sweet thing to say and it was true. I adored her, and we had been doing these causal hangouts for a few months at this point.

Never heard from her again after that. Looking back at it I probably came on a little strong there, like weird crazy stalker or something. Makes me cringe now. I found out she was getting married about a year later so I probably never stood a chance anyway.
 
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Love the stories!

I went to my GFs prom, so when our own prom came up, I lied to my dad and said I was going.

Ended up hanging out with my best friend and getting drunk. So drunk that I could not go home, so I called my dad and tried to make up some story letting him know I was not making it home.

He forced me to get home at once.

My best friend and his GF was so drunk, they couldn't drive, but I needed to get home. I did not know how to drive yet, but I had no choice but to get behind the wheel, after midnight, in the rain. First time I ever drove. I avoided several accidents - I didn't not even know rules of turning and shit. Came one inch from clipping this parked car.

Miraculously made it home in one piece. My best friend's GF had to stay in her car around the corner from my house all night because she was still too drunk to drive.