Childhood is always filled with some embarrassing moments. Unfortunately, there are many that you don't realize are embarrassing until you look back on it with an adult perspective. A recent Reddit thread had people admitting some of their most traumatic moments...many of which they didn't realize at the time.
Middle school is a confusing time for everyone as you figure out your body. But it's even more confusing when you don't even have your colors sorted out yet.
"6th grade. Sometimes I would confuse something clear with the color white. Not the colors themselves, just the names of the colors. In health class we were discussing hydration and what the color of your urine meant. I raised my hand and asked "what's it mean when you pee white?" I didn't understand the looks I got, especially from the teacher. I remembered the awkwardness and eventually put it all together. It is not a pleasant memory now." —coby858
"I walked into the break room at work once, and an attractive female coworker was in there. We all work at desks all day, so I tried to say something about stretching your legs, but instead out came "so, came back here to spread your legs, eh?" — CensorVictim
There's nothing like a little break room bonding between two consensual adults.
"A girl stood me up for a date. The next day I saw her in the cafeteria and didn't want to seem like I cared or that it bothered me (it did but I wanted to just play it cool). So all I did was smile and give a little wave as I walked into a wall in front of her and all her friends." — thundertool
Sometimes it's dangerous to play it tooSometimes it's dangerous to play it too cool.
"I missed a really easy volleyball... volley... In seventh grade in front of like 1000 kids. The ball hit me in the face and they laughed. I started crying and tried to attack the kid next to me for no reason. The coach had to put me over his shoulder and carry me out amid laughs and jeers." — PouponMacaque
Volleyball isn't supposed to be a full-contact sport. The only thing that should have been bruised in this scenario is their ego.
"Had a presentation in college. I dressed fairly nice for it and had a white handkerchief in my back pocket. Got a little sweaty so I pulled the handkerchief out of my back pocket.. It was a pair of white underwear." — dinizio
The real question here is who's underwear was it? And also, were you wearing a handkerchief?
"I started waitressing and around two weeks in a local celebrity and his (hot) son came in for dinner. They finished their meals but there were some food left over. Cue me: "Would you like me in a doggy bag?" instead of would you like me to put it in a doggy bag. The dad laughed his ass off, the son went redder than a tomato."—magic7ball
That's one way to make an impression on a celebrity.
"I informed an attractive girl that a large amount of her Instagram photos were geotagged with the same location. The location being her house. Doesn't help that she once had a crush on me and I screwed up my chance to date her in high school. I was genuinely concerned about her internet privacy, though I just ended up looking like a creep." — iluvoreos
Even well-intentioned social media stalking is still stalking.