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Completely dead silent class. I ripped a loud fart. I tried to play it off by saying that my mouth made the noise. Tried to emulate the actual fart with pretend farts for about 30 seconds. After each pretend fart, I'd say, "No that wasn't it, let me try again." All while sweating nervously and shaking. ayyy freshman year of high school fuckin kill me.
The trick is blame it on someone else, it worked for me in 5th grade (sorry Chris)
Don't tell nobody but the real trick is to turn around and look at the person behind you. They are already looking forward so they can't re-look back at you, all they can do is also look backwards or to the side and with each deflected glance you're one step closer to innocence
Similar story, but in 5th grade.
Our entire class got in trouble, and we had to do a worksheet in complete silence for about 1.5 hours. One student made a noise and was sent out of class, so teach wasn't messing around.
My friend and I ate multiple burritos at lunch about 30 mins prior and it was settling in. In complete silence with a pissed teacher staring at everyone, my friend ripped the longest fart I've ever heard. It lasted about 4-5 seconds, and it was loud as all hell. No one said a word.
A few minutes later, it hit me and I ripped a few short farts, but even louder in sound. Again, no one said a word. Complete silence after both farts. After class I laughed until I cried. Funniest day ever. No one was even impressed.
Back when sour candies were all the rage, me and my friends would see who could hold the most in their mouth for the longest time.
As someone who likes a challenge, I ended up shoveling a handful of those super sour "toxic waste" candies into mouth.
Unfortunately, what I failed to realize is that sour stuff causes a lot of saliva production.
So when my crush entered the cafeteria and made eye contact with me, I smiled, and multicolored drool literally flooded out of my mouth and slathered itself all over my t-shirt.
She said "ew" and walked away.
I died a little inside that day.
My mouth watered just by reading the first sentence !
That is some high school movie shit right there lol
I live in a hot tropical country. But I was fat, so I tried covering it up by wearing a XXL DC hoodie everywhere I went, even under the hot sun. People would ask me why I wore a jacket, I'd say I felt cold even though I was sweating visibly.
Everybody knew why, I know that now.
That was my thing too, sweaters to hide the fat, tho I knew everyone could tell how fast I was it just made me more comfortable having the sweater as buffer. Never liked "showing off my figure".
But I'm in Canada so not so bad lol. Still wore it in the summer tho
Why as fat youths did we think that hoodies, 2 shirts or always wearing jackets made us not look fat? I did all of those and then when I hit 20 and accidentally wore a slightly well fitting shirt I realized I looked way skinnier in that Than a huge tshirt
I was in choir all four years of high school. We had a pretty shitty choir teacher, and most people only joined for the easy credit, but I joined because I wanted to sing! I had 100% enthusiasm and 0% talent. One rule our teacher repeated a lot was that we needed to be louder, and let me tell you, I took that to heart. I understand now that he was so adamant on this point not because it was the number one rule for singing well, but because all the students who were only there for the easy credit mumbled their way through our shitty little performances.
This led to all of our performances following the same pattern: 17 or so students mumbling, 3 or 4 actually good singers, and me YELLING. You would think I would learn after the first few performances. You would think our teacher would tell me to quiet down. Or that any classmate who had to sit through those horrible assemblies would give me the heads up. But no. That's how I spent all four years in choir, never gaining any skill while I yelled every song. It only finally clicked that I wasn't good when every time I asked a friend how I was, they could only reply with, "Well... I could hear you more than anyone!"
The teacher probably thought it was some form of Malicious Compliance, but just let it ride.
I can relate to this. My choir was told to sing a bit quieter I think as some people were yelling. I remember thinking “fuck sake whoever is ruining this should not be singing in a choir”............ I am almost 100% that it was me.
The most cringey thing I ever saw was my Vice Principle told a joke in front of the entire school during a meeting we were all forced to attend. The joke got crickets. Then Boos. Think that's the end? Nah, this girl gets up in front of the entire school and stands up for the Vice Principle and tells us all to be respectful. She wasn't staff, she was just a student. She then got boo'd as well. I felt so bad for both of them.
I had a vp get the biggest malicious compliance you've ever fucking seen. We decided at a pep rally that after every fucking sentence he said, we would applaud. For a solid 30 seconds each time. It was hilarious. He was so pissed we had an assembly the next day about etiquette that no one paid any attention to
That’s not cringey, it’s fucking funny
Surprisingly I didn't have many, but one from freshman year sticks out.
I was really good friends with this kid Andy. We had sort of a friend group but he and I were particularly close. Everyone used to ask all the time if we were a couple. I really liked Andy but he wanted to just be friends. Cool, no problem.
So it comes time for the Homecoming dance and I had talked to most people in my friend group about asking Andy. Everyone agreed it'd be fine because we're super close and he would obviously say yes. So after school one day I go meet this friend group where we normally met. At this point, I had truly, madly, deeply convinced myself that Andy would definitely say yes.
So I ask him in front of all of our friends if he wants to go with me. Andy just kinda shrugs and goes, "Nah." So I'm like, "Oh, aren't you going?" He confirms he's going. So I ask him if he is already going with someone. Nope. So finally I go, "Do you just not want to go with me?" And he's like, "Yeah, pretty much."
That one still crushes the soul a bit.
Woof, I felt that one real deep
Went to a party 5 hours early, oblivious. A girl is inviting everyone to a party Friday night. I live out of town a bit and not entirely sure if I can get back in for the party so I just hang around after school. A buddy tells me he’s going early because he plays sports with the girls brother so I should just come early to hang out. For some reason I think early is like in an hour from that point. So I head over about 5 pm to meet up. I knock. I hear come in. So I head in. I see the girl and her brother inside and I say ‘buddy said he’s coming early and said I should come over’. They are like ‘okay dude come in and sit down if you really want to’. I do. They are setting the table for dinner. With their parents. Going to have a nice family dinner and then clean up for the party. They ask me to join them. I say yes because at this point I’m totally I’m over my head. I eat with them, help with dishes, watch a little tv, soon they are all good to go, the parents head out and the night goes forward like nothing weird happened. Next Monday I’m butt of many many jokes but people forgot about soon enough.
Should have joined the parents on their date.
Omg so painfully wholesome
Dude that's hilarious. Fucking legend.
This one makes me cringe the most, because this is something I could see myself do somehow.
I had a friend that invited me to her birthday party in high school. She’s not actually a big party person so it was just a small gathering of friends to bake macaroons and watch silly movies after school. She said to be there at 4 and then changed it to 5 and then said she was shuttling everyone to a lake and that the cooking and movies were cancelled and she change it back to 4.
I get there at 4:15 and I thought I had missed the carpool but her parents let me in and said they were going back to cooking and movies. I ask where my friend is and they said she was at the library in a different town looking for movies to rent. Apparently she texted everyone but me about the change of plans and that we were meeting at 5 again. I called her and begged her to come hurry, she said she was in her way but I ended up sitting in the living room making small talk with both of her parents her were sitting across the room staring at me for 45 minutes.
I am a little bit salty at my friend.
Worked up the courage to ask a boy out. He reluctantly said sure. I then asked if he’d want my number so he could call me sometime. He again reluctantly said sure. I then proceeded to painfully carve my number into the back of his hand to the point of almost drawing blood because I was too embarrassed to ask for his pen because mine wasn’t working.
He never called.
Edit: to be clear, it was the pen I was using to inadvertently “carve” my number into his hand. Similar to how when you keep scribbling a pen on a piece of paper, trying to get it to work. Except in my nervousness I didn’t think about how it was his hand and not paper, until it was too late and I knew I had dug my grave.
Gotta be honest, if a chick carved her number into the back of my hand instead of asking for a pen, I'd be scared of being the first victim in a string of serial murders
I was eating an awesome sandwich. It was so filling tho. So I tossed it at the trash when I was done, but some random girl who probably has a very heated memory of this walked by and got sub smacked. I awkwardly laughed because it was unexpected. She probably thinks I did it on purpose.
Saying OK and walking away there wasn't a terrible move...
You probably looked pretty confident asking in front of other people, and saying OK would come off like you didn't even care that she turned you down.
True, that move absolutely radiates of big dick energy
Edit: Big shout out to the one whomst granted gold, for being an avid supporter of BDE!
I hope it helps to know I went a step further down the cringe trail. I got a girls number from my friend and then sent her a text out of the blue introducing myself and asked if she'd like to be my girlfriend. I'd never once spoken to her.
Then she went out with one of my other friends.
I’m so glad I was a pussy and didn’t even attempt romance in high school
When I was 14 I had a crush on this girl. Her younger sister told me she had a crush on me back(which was false). So me being the incredible naive kid I was, decided to ask her out. Only I did it from my mom's phone, by asking my youth pastor to ask her for me. To no one's shock(and my complete embarrassment) she said no. What followed was easily the most awkward few weeks of my life at school.
Oh. I got one.
So, freshman year I was going through some shit. Pissed all the time, behind on my homework, and had some girl issues. So, typical angsty teenage bs. I was always pretty straight edge though. I didn’t drink, smoke or used weed. But I was having a really shitty day that day.
Anyways, a girl brought some brownies to school and tl;Dr I was told they were special brownies. So, hoping to take my mind off of life and shit for a while I ate a few. Not one. I ate several.
What followed was me going on a goofy rampage throughout the school. I was sliding down the stairs singing a pirates life for me. Tripping over my feet. Laughing uncontrollably at stupid jokes. It was ridiculous. I even made friends with a girl that hated my guts. It’s been nearly a decade and I’m still friends with her because of that day.
Now, one of my friends found me and knew something was wrong. I was the angsty kid that always dressed in black, rarely smiled and was just an overall pain in the ass so he knew that if I was doing all of this shit then something must be up. So I told him what happened and he dragged me to the cafeteria and confronted the girl about giving me that stuff.
She told him that there was nothing in them. She had been kidding and my dumbass had taken her seriously. I had done all of that with nothing on my system aside from sugar. I wasn’t high. I was just a dumbass.
Ah, the good ol' placebo effect. Hey, at least you made a friend out of it!
You vented out all of that shit on pretty much your own accord, that's fucking great
I pulled the same shit on my friend lmao. He had never tried weed before and I gave him brownies with nothing in them. He proceeded to walk around like a drunk and kept saying stupid shit. When we finally told him he wasn't even mad because he said he legitimately felt different. The placebo effect can feel incredibly real, it's honestly not even cringy.
I was constantly bullied in middle school. This one girl in particular has me marked as her go-to target. When I came home with a bruise on my arm, my mom asked what happened and I told her about the girl that beat me up. She replies with "Oh! I know that girl's mama, and her mama had her when she was 15! You need to go to school and put her in her place! You can tell her that and she will back off!"
So, the next day, I went to school and when that girl started her shit with me, I repsonded with "Well, at least my mom didn't have me when she was only 15!" I then got beat to a pulp and shoved into a locker. I was so pissed at my mom after that!
Had a group of kids on the school bus that gave me a hard time. One was very....very overweight.
He was bragging about how big his arms were compared to mine. I said "yeah, because it's all fat!"
300 pounds of offended came flying across the bus to hit me
shoved into a locker
Wait, that actually happens in real life? (no offense)
I've been shoved against lockers, but never in one.
Obligatory as this was middle school, but I’m still kept up at night by this.
I sent 2 girls “will you go out with me” messages.
Over the phone. At the same time. And they were next to each other.
We used to have a school farm.. 12 year old me used to find great amusement in chasing people with pig shit on a stick. One day I chased this goony kid around the playground while everyone watched and cheered.. he finally had enough, and whilst running, slapped the pig poo with the back of his hand.
It flew straight off the stick and into my mouth.. it just stuck there, half in, half out.. playground went silent for about two seconds before a huge eruption of laughter.
Don't chase people with pig shit kids.. not worth it.
Edit: Holy shit.. thanks for the Silver.
Well.... ???? How did it taste?!?!
Another time I made a Harry potter rap video on YouTube and shared it with people in my school. It got sent around and a ton of teachers watched it in class. Unfortunately for them it was NSFW
That might be the cringiest youtube video I've ever seen, I love it
THIS IS MY GOLDEN STITCH
IT TRIED TO GO DOWN MY THROAT
SO I MADE IT MY BITCH.
Seriously, kudos dude.
This needs to be in the important videos playlist.
Hermione has a nice hiney.
My best friend decided to end the friendship in 9th grade. So I left an 'anonymous' comment on one of her blog posts asking if she knew me because we had so much in common and would make great friends.
Wrote real person fanfics. I was basically Tina Belcher.
Oh my goodness I grew up with a girl who did the same thing except she was super open about it. She would try to get as many people to read them and OH BOY were they a wild ride. Suuuper sexual. I'm surprised no one ever kink shamed her for her freaky BDSM dungeon fantasies about our classmates...
A girl once wrote a fan fiction about me. I used to write original short stories for our school’s Lit Society, and she wrote a story about me and one of my own characters having sex.
She was extremely confused when I wouldn’t talk to her after that.
When I was a Freshman I was asked by my English teacher to be one of the judges for our school's "talent show". One of the acts was a bunch of 6th graders wearing clothes and just showcasing their outfits. Apparently I missed the memo that I needed to be nice to everyone because when they came on to "perform" I absolutely tore them apart saying "I don't see the talent in what you're doing" while the other judges praised them for wearing nice outfits or whatever. The amount of death stares I got that day haunts me to this day.
My entire adolescent academic career was one giant cringe. Things such as:
Conveniently started learning to play the flute in school band the year 'American Pie' came out.
Became obsessed with the band Evanescence and wanted to dress like Amy Lee. I wore a skirt made from strips of fabric safety pinned to a waistband (over jeans), another skirt made of a literal white eyelet bedskirt, and multiple 'corset' tops that were basically just shirts that were too small for me, cut up, and laced in the front with ribbon.
Wrote terrible songs, terrible poetry, and tried to start a band called 'Crimson Regret'.
Attempted to write my first erotic story at the age of 13, but since I didn't know any slang terminology at the time, it was extremely literal and very decidedly unsexy (there is nothing sexy about the word 'penis').
Cried. All the time. Got picked on constantly and instead of doing something about it, I cried. That did nothing to endear me to anyone.
Sang Evanescence's song 'Haunted' for the school talent show. This did nothing to increase my popularity.
Carried around a copy of the script to LOTR 'The Two Towers' that I had printed off a fansite. Sat alone at lunch, every day, reading it.
Too be fair that’s a fine script.
Me and a few friends made some signs on A4 pieces of paper protesting against 9/11 and Al Qaeda and walked around campus showing them to people. I have no idea what the fuck our aim was. I don't know who we were supposed to be showing our anger to or what we were trying to prevent being that this was in response to 9/11. We just thought we were really cool and edgy because we dared to make signs.
Oh, I do have a cringey story!
Back when American Idol was kinda popular and I used to watch it, there was this rocker guy I really liked, Constantine. He got voted off one night and I got really upset about it and put protest signs all over the school. Like, what were my classmates gonna do about it?! XD
Edit: Wow, thanks for the gold! :D
Dude what I loved Constantine!! I was devastated when he got voted off and would have been right there protesting with you lol. I was really young when that season was on and I remember watching at my grandma’s house, panicking hard because the phone line wasn’t busy (which I assumed to mean he wasn’t getting many votes).
I even got to meet Constantine once some time after that, back when he released a solo album maybe ten years ago and did a small meet and greet near where I lived. He signed a poster for me and everything! I wish I could send you a pic but it’s back at my mom’s house somewhere unfortunately.
“What do we want?!”
“How do we want it?!”
“Without Al Qaeda!”
“What do we want?!”
“When do we want it?!”
“When time travel becomes feasible!”
This is more embarassing than cringey. Back in junior year I had a real bad UTI and went to school expecting to be fine. I didn’t use the restroom for a couple hours because I knew it was just gonna be a waste. 7th period comes (last class of the day) and I have an extreme urge to pee. I tell my teacher and run to the bathroom as fast as possible. Got into the stall, stall wouldn’t lock had to go to another one but I was 1 second too late. I started just straight peeing my pants and it got on the floor and there was people in the stalls next to me who probablly saw. I awkwardly walked to the nurses office and explained what happened and asked if she could have someone from my class bring my bag to me. But the teacher had to be in a different room that day so she couldn’t answer the phone. Had to embarssingly walk into class with my pants obviously soaked and then to make it worse my teacher tried stopping me and talking to me while some guy right in front of us is just staring at my clearly soaked pee pants.
They could have found a better way to handle that than to have you walk back to class in that condition my goodness
I was bullied a lot in junior high by jocks. One of them sat behind me in class, and kep trying to slide things down the back of my pants. Finally I snapped during "study time" turned around and shouted, "No! I won't go out with you! I keep telling you I'm not gay! Why don't you date a girl or something, Jesus Christ!"
I got in trouble for swearing (the words "gay" and "Jesus Christ" were swear words in 1982 Virginia) and the jock beat the shit out of me after school.
Later in college, he came out as gay, though.
I think you really pressured his insecurity.
Or peer pressured him into being gay.
I did a similar thing in middle school. This kid would often spank me while we were changing into gym clothes in the locker room. One day he does it and I say "I'm okay with you being gay, but I'm not, so please stop spanking me". I made sure to be loud enough for his buddies to hear. The kid's jaw dropped and he never did it again. This was in 2011.
What you don't like other guys slapping your ass? You're gay. No homo man, get over it.
My junior year of high school, I was taking a class called "Sci-fi and Fantasy". Predictably we read books of said genre. We did readers theater (each person in the class gets assigned a character on a voluntary basis, anytime the character says something, the assigned person would say it aloud, the teacher was the narrator, and roleplay was involved if you choose to) on a couple books, one being "The Hobbit" by JRR Tolkien. So in this chapter of the book, my character, Thorin, had maybe one or two lines so I was bored. This was the chapter where the eagles swoop down and save the day from the orcs. As the group was saying goodbye (I forget how the book actually goes in this part to the specifics, please forgive me) to the eagles, my teacher stops and asks the group, "anyone wanna like to do the eagle part?" Gazes around the entire class and does a double take at me (I'm a fairly outgoing person, especially in that class with roleplaying) so I'm like "f*ck it. Why not right??" And out of the silence, with ZERO warning to anyone, I just scream "CCCAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW!" And did the best eagle screech I could do (It was pretty spectacular, especially for being very much on a whim). Everyone stops and looks at each other. Now its DEAD silent. Nobody knows what to do, or how to react. So my teacher, pipes up after 5 seconds of pure silence "ok.. does anyone wanna do the actual eagle part?" Apparently they had actual lines where they say things.
Edit: HOLY SHIT GUYS. 1.8K atm and climbing??? A GOLD AND SILVER?? YALL just made my year. Thank you guys sm I appreciate it so much
I just made this account to tell you that I have never laughed that hard at a reddit comment in my life. Thank you for that lmfao
Thats not cringey thats just fucking funny
I almost forgot to add my own high school cringey story on here. During my senior year of high school I was part of a choir group called rendition. We were pretty much the Acapella group of our high school, but since we placed high in our state competitions a lot of people new about us. So during prom season some kid came up to us asking if we would sing for a prom proposal he had planned for this girl he really liked. This was normal for us because atleast one person asked us to do this every year and we usually treated it as a gig. Anyways the kid payed us to sing “can’t take my eyes off of you” to this girl in front of the whole varsity choir class to which I mind you has about 80 people in it. The time comes and we do our part at the start of class with the guy having flowers and poster in hand. At first the whole class gives a big “awwww” but the girl being proposed was clearly embarrassed and completely red. The girl screams at the dude saying “Jerry I told you a million times already, I’m not going to prom with you!!” To which he replies with “I thought if I did something big like this you’d finally say yes?” The rest of class continued on with the most awkward atmosphere after this.
i wore cat ears and a kimono to school. like, more than once. this ensemble was completed with neon fishnets, doc martens, and my blue Justin Bieber hair. i also wore a collar. like, a legit collar. not a choker.
I used to hate that I had to wear a uniform to school (Aus), but reading this I actually think we’re being saved from many embarrassing outfit choices
oh yeah. no one has a picture of you wearing a month's supply of white (!) eyeliner showing off your t-shirt that says YAOI, hopefully.
My university had a cat boy, everyone called him Cat Boy. He would wear ears, a tail, and paw gloves, every day.
He had a big group of friends, all just as weird as him, and was usually smiling. They played Magic in the student lounge, dude was happy just being him.
Have you mentioned this before? Because I read about cat boy sometime back, and if it wasn't you, other redditors are confirming Cat boy's existence, which is weird AF.
had a cat boy
called him Cat Boy
Would have never expected that!
When I was 16, I wore a thick leather dog collar with a six foot chain leash. Yea... Not exactly school appropriate attire. Gotta save that for the bedroom.
Fuck you. You just reminded me of the one time I wore a dog collar to school. Why didn't my mom stop me? I want to die now.
Honestly idk how I would handle this as a parent. Like “oh, sweetie, I’ll let you, but you definitely don’t want to do that.”
I wore a trench coat and a fedora all the time. Sometimes I wore headphones around my neck because I thought they made me look cool. I learned on the very last day of high school that they did not make me look cool when one of my friends said he only ate lunch with me because he thought I was going to become a school shooter and he didn’t want to die.
Edit: Everyone guessing who I am, none of you got it right so far. I suppose this happens a lot. I did hang out with a Daniel who wore trench coats way more than me though. But he wasn’t a “Trench Coat Mafia” kind of person. He was more of a “Dress up in 1860’s clothes for 60’s Day during Spirit Week” kind of person.
Edit 2: I graduated in 2011 from a school in Northern MA that was torn down last year.
This happened to one of my brothers. He was kind of a loner in middle school, and some weird kid started trying to sit with him at lunch so he wouldn't become a school shooter.
Kids are being nice to each other out of fear. What a time to be alive.
I remember right after Columbine, everyone at school was being super nice to two of the outcast kids. They weren't exactly welcomed into the popular group, but there was definitely an effort made to be kind. That being said, I think the outcast kids figured out why pretty quick and weren't too happy about it.
I'm not gonna lie. One of them liked me because I was always cool to him, and there was that thought in the back of my mind that if he ever goes postal, I'll probably at least get a pass on getting shot.
A few weeks ago I was walking out of a convenience store in the city and as I was coming out half a dozen kids in fedoras, jeans, and some with glasses came streaming around the corner and almost knocked me over while going into the store. I immediately thought to myself that these reddit atheist neckbeard teenagers need to fuck off and watch where they are going until about 20 more of them come streaming around the corner to go into the store and I just manage to evade them before they stampede all over me and flatten me. That's when I look at the second wave of kids' clothing and dress closer, see that the second group is dressed in black and white dress shirts, pants, and vests, and realize that they're actually a bunch of Orthodox Jewish kids and not a bunch of atheist neckbeard teenagers with reddit accounts. I then chuckled and got on with the rest of my day.
Easy to confuse the two groups. Although usually I can tell the neckbeards apart by the smell
Both trench coats and hats weren’t allowed at my (public) school.
They outlawed an early detection system? That's terrible.
They were really popular with grunge kids at the time of Columbine.
My friend had just got a $900 black leather replica of the trench worn by Brandon Lee in The Crow the month before for his Birthday.
He managed to wear it once before the ban kicked in. He was ultra pissed.
I did something similar in fifth grade. We were working in groups so we were sitting at other peoples desks. I remember telling my teacher over and over that I didn't feel well and I needed to use the bathroom but she didn't believe me. She told me to lay my head on the desk and maybe it would pass. It not only didn't pass but I vomited all over the kids desk I was sitting at. I'll never forget the look on the face of the kid across from me. Still kinda gratifying 21 years later when I think about the karma my teacher experienced
I’ve told this story like maybe twice, as it’s relevant to this question, kinda long but what the hell: I was KNOWN all around the school for this moment of cringe, literally all 4 years as well so I’ve got that going for me. Anyways, it was MY first day, freshman year and I had transferred to a different high school in another district so I didn’t know ANYONE. We were doing that whole “tell the whole class a bit about yourself” Bull shit while standing in front of everyone. So there I am, Teen Cosmo online had said that braids and tutus (like actual ballerina tutus) with Converse were ‘in’ at the time. I wanted to be ‘in’ so ya know, I’m wearing all this crap but of course no one is joining in my trend. Anyways, when I’m nervous I usually chew my nails and/or crack my knuckles. I’m standing at the front doing both those things, wearing my ensemble, and my stomach starts to churn. My hand didn’t even make it to my mouth before I just puked all over someone’s desk (not just someone, a very cute guy actually, just my luck) a bit on the carpet and some on my tutu. You’d think I would’ve just puked once, right? No, it just kept on coming. I’m pretty sure it was either waffles or pancakes that morning, frozen, not homemade. My teacher and the students were flipping their shit and the teacher had a trash can under me while also trying to rush me outta the classroom and into the bathroom. I never ended up finishing my first day of high school, I went home and had to throw out my whole outfit which was good because I never wore a tutu again. We had to be taught in the library cuz the smell wouldn’t come outta the classroom fast enough for like a week and I’m pretty sure my classmates hated me. Ah high school :)
I came on to my grade 9 geography teacher. I flirted with him constantly, pretended I didn't understand anything so I could stay behind and talk to him after class even though I was actually gifted and eventually got shot down realllly hard because he wasn't a pedophile. I once dyed my hair blonde and cried all through class because he didn't comment about whether it looked good. Sooooo embarrassing.
Oh my god, you've resurfaced a repressed memory of mine!
In my first year of highschool, we had a substitute science teacher for a term. I really liked him, but not in a crush way... That didn't stop my friends from constantly making fun of me for being into him, to the point where I'd die of embarrassment if he was anywhere near me.
After a few weeks of me blushing and being scared to look at him and having my friends going "wooh, Slice, it's Mr V, mwah mwah have my babies," he called me into his office.
He sat me down and explained that it was nice that I liked him, but it was highly inappropriate for a 13 year old to have a crush on a 29 year old.
I felt like I was going to melt into the floor.... I just had to sit there and listen to him apologise to me and tell me off.
And it definitely didn't stop my friends from making even more fun of me until well after he finished up at my school.
I've had students confess a crush on me before. I just say, "That's okay. It's perfectly normal at your age." And then I move on to discussing whatever we're working on.
I try to send a clear signal that hey, don't worry about it, it happens. But I'm clearly not taking it seriously, because it's not serious. Most of them get the point pretty well, and we move on.
And then since it's always girls confessing their crushes, I mention my boyfriend to them a few days later in conversation. By that age, they've absorbed enough "sassy gay friend" tropes to go, "Oh, I can gossip with Mr. B about life."
I flirted with my Bible teacher constantly. My cousin (who was an upperclassmen Bible teacher) still brings it up to this day. Horrifying.
Went to a Catholic high school, and was in a rebellion phase. Dyed my (long) hair black, cut myself, the whole nine. This angsty rebellion extended to my musical tastes too, which at that point were various flavors of metal. But of course, being the idiot that I was, I just had to let everyone know what I was listening to. "Dying Fetus! Hammer Smashed Face! Goatwhore!" Just various band/song names that were purposefully outlandish/offensive. I enjoyed the music, being as young as I was, but I revelled in these vulgarities while surrounded by my Catholic classmates.
Until one day at lunch, this girl stops me mid-sentence while I was going on about the Cannibal Corpse concert I attended that weekend. "Do you only listen to these bands because of their weird names...?" She saw through my bullshit and cut me down. Fuck you Jackie, you're too good.
This kind of reminds me of how when I was thirteen I really embraced the goth look. Black hair, long black skirts, corsets, huge boots, spikes and chains etc. The trouble was, the music that I really liked was Green Day, Blink-182, Good Charlotte and Evanescence. One day someone laughed at me for being a goth and liking Green Day and I was so embarrassed, so I had to really force myself to listen to appropriate music. I started buying CDs of Slipknot, Cradle of Filth, Children of Bodom etc and I think I even managed to convince myself that I liked them! I totally didn't, though.
I was a sophomore and had been flirting with a junior girl for awhile (without realizing that I was flirting). Eventually she hit me up on Myspace saying she had a secret. She proceeded to tell me she liked me. I told her I liked her too. She asked if I was serious and I said I wouldn't joke about that.
What followed was me awkwardly avoiding her at school and pretty much never talking to her again. The messed up part is I did actually like her, too. I just didn't know where to go from there. Still feel guilty about it whenever I think about it.
My boyfriend and I were the cringey couple.. I mean like making out in the hallway cringey. I’d get embarrassed but also I guess I just didn’t care (raging teen hormones, ya know?) until one day a teacher came up to us and told us to knock it off. I want to die of embarrassment from just remembering it
My boyfriend and I were fairly low PDA in high school, but he would give me a peck if we passed each other in the hall between classes. Most teachers didn't care because it was small, but one ultra-Catholic teacher yelled at us from down the hall one day about how it was not the time or the place. He wasn't wrong, but honestly. So cringe.
That's really mean. I hate teachers like this.
That’s Mrs Pauley’s cringe, not yours.
Teachers were fucking assholes sometimes. I suffered more from teachers bullying me than other students.
Edit: All the replies to this just go to show how this is more common than many parents or other adults would like to believe. One of the reoccurring themes in alot of these stories is the child trying to reach out but not being taken seriously because people tend to believe adults over kids. I understand kids tend to exaggerate and lie about things, but if a kid reaches out to you saying they're being bullied by a grown ass adult please don't automatically dismiss them.
I had one tell me to quit snitching on her to my mom
She was a bitch and I told my mom she was a bitch. My mom raised hell lol
When my sister was in 5th grade she would frequently come home crying and would tell us about how mean the teacher was.
Our mom went over to the school and talked to the teacher but the teacher assured her that my sister was simply overreacting and being emotional, you know how kids are.
It happened a few more times, so our dad went over to the school.
He walked over to the classroom and stood outside the door out of view. He waited for a bit and eventually the teacher started being a bitch to my sister again.
Dad opened the classroom door and called the teacher outside. He refused to tell us what he said to her (the teacher) but there were never any more problems.
Fuckin' father of the year, amazing.
Sat next to a super cute guy 3 years older than me in computer class. I thought being funny while also seeming "mature" would appeal to an older guy. I showed him steakandcheese.com which my brother's friends had shown me.
Please don't go look
I don't know if it's still there, but it just had links of nasty kink stuff. I wouldn't even call it porn. You didn't know what you were going to get when you clicked a link. It was a sort of prank in my eyes. I thought it would be hilarious.
He typed it in. Clicked. An image loads of an elderly woman shoving a bowling pin up her pussy.
The guy liked me, I liked him. But we didn't talk much after that. He signed my yearbook with a message suggesting I seek mental help.
We crossed paths and reconnected 7 years later. We have been married for over 6 years now and have two kids.
I absolutely do not let him tell people that story of how we met.
Edit: Thanks and gratitude to the kind stranger that gave me silver! My first!
you left out the part where you two became passionate about bowling.
Surprisingly accurate. We both own custom bowling balls and shoes.
this is one of those neck breaking twists except it gets so much better instead of being more depressing.
Bruh, you can't leave us hanging like that. Link us to the YT video.
Ya my poetry and music is so disgustingly cringey. I found an old lyric book from when I was 12 that has “crowd chant,” “smash a chandelier” and “light guitar on fire” sections between verses. I strongly believed I would be getting a pink floyd budget
"Hey doopitoopy (weird name by the way), are you doing anything on prom night? No? Oh! Me neither. Me and some friends are gonna go play laser tag instead. You wanna come with us?"
"Oh..uhh...I barely know you?"
I spent that night being depressed because nobody liked me.
In retrospect I want to punch myself in the face. I seriously only realized what she was doing years later. She was pretty hot I remember also. Like, Jesus christ, the fuck was I thinking?
voice of Red Foreman “Dumbass!”
My best friend came up to me during lunch and professed his undying love for my ex-girlfriend. He said he was going to fight me for her honor. Next thing I know he strips his clothes and is wearing nothing but a wrestling unitard. I keep screaming "I don't want to fight you! I don't want to fight you!". Turns out it was a prank orchestrated by my best friend, ex-girlfriend, and another friend. Wasn't thrilled about how that day went.
That's pretty fucking hilarious tho
When I was a freshman I tripped walking up a stairwell and I face planted directly into this other guy’s butt who was a few steps ahead of me, like my face was just pressed directly into his ass for a full second. He gave me the most revolted look as if I did it on purpose or something. Definitely a mortifying flashback
In one of my classes, if we had spare time around finals, we would do fake court scenarios. There'd be the defendant, prosecutor, etc... So anyway, my best friend at the time chose to be a lawyer to defend their client. I'm generally incredibly shy so I wouldn't normally offer myself up, but it was my bff! I wanted to be the lawyer for the other client. She does some funny shit talking, and as I'm getting out of my desk I exclaim, "You're going down!!"... Except it was me going down. My foot was stuck in the desk and I fell to the floor. Everyone laughed, I died a little inside but couldn't hide. I had to get up and state my case. Tbh, I kicked ass, but I still lost to make matters worse. I still cringe to this day and it's been years later. (excuse my jargon if it's wrong, I don't know too much about lawyerin' and sheit).
Also, the time the lunch lady took my lunch away when I didn't have money. I was supposed to get free lunches (yay, being poor) but for some reason there was a $5 balance on my account. Didn't have the cash on hand so they took my tray in front of everyone.
I had this one amazing lunch lady in high school who would always discreetly let me slide through because I was free lunch but my mom hadn’t renewed the paperwork or whatever but the lunch lady knew I was poor (yay lol).. I had like a 5 dollar charge at this point and someone dropped a 5 and the other lunch lady asked if I dropped it and before I even answered, the sweet lady said “yes she dropped that, I’ll take it” and then whispered to me “that was yours, you’re account is paid”
I have not thought about that in like 12 years until I just read your comment..and I don’t even know that sweet lady’s name but she is an angel and I hope she’s doing well..but the point I was trying to get at (sorry lol) was that maybe some kind of alternate timeline mixed up our 5 dollars?? Lol
I used to try and "peacock" guys that I had crushes on by doing stupid embarrassing shit like dancing awkwardly making an utter ass out of myself to try and get their attention. Do you think those attempts ever worked? Hell friggen no! My friends recorded one of those moments and it is an utter cringe fest.
Also. I'm a terrible dancer.
I asked for a girls number by saying "do you own any homing pigeons?" to which she replied "umm no..." but began assisting in my search for pigeons by telling me some old man who lives near her has some pigeons and thay she could ask him. I finished my world class pick up line by saying "ah, OK. Forget the pigeons, do you have something else then, like a phone?... What's your number?"... The cringe is unbearable. I can't cope.
I had a mullet in high school. In the early 2000s.
I just love the fact that you also complained to her about never getting laid.
A guy sent his ex girlfriend a photo of him butt naked on the floor, staring deep into the camera with an erection. It went round the entire school on MSN messenger. Poor guy.
We were on our senior trip in high school at Universal Studios. My friend and I were with the gang for a while but somehow we all got separated leaving just him and I to enjoy the park together. I was fine with that because he was my best friend and for some reason everyone thought we had this boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.
We went to see Rihanna perform later that night and we had to meet at our buses around 12, so once her show was over we decided to head back. Somehow we got lost and the rules were, if you’re not at the buses by 12, you get left. My friend and I were freaking out, everyone was freaking out. We finally found the bus and we looked like we had been having a rendezvous. My hair was wild I was sweating, he was sweating all because of panic. Everyone else thought we had some wild crazy sex. We were both gay as hell, I could never understand how no one knew that.
They found love in a hopeless place. :’)
You were each other's beards, obviously.
I was an actress in a play and hadn't realized that somehow my skirt got caught in my thong mid performance, revealing majority of my ass. given how I was already miles out of my comfort zone and riddled with performance anxiety, I didn't even notice my ass was being broadcasted to the audience until another actor yanked my skirt down for me.
Definitely didn't remember all my lines after that.
When I was a sophomore, I started talking to one of the shy guys in classes. We were in an advanced English class together and got along fairly well. He mentioned one day that he was writing a book. Interested, I said that I’d be willing to read/edit it for him sometime.
Fast forward a few weeks, he sends me a 37-page manuscript. I couldn’t get more than a few pages in. It was horrendous. Words can’t even describe how bad it was. The protagonist was named after himself and was somehow this badass preteen. I never finished reading it, and lied saying I had.
I started dating someone shortly after, and a few days after that winter formal came and went. The Monday after, Shy Writer Guy sends me a message saying to “forget about the locker and book thing”. Confused, I skipped through the book to figure out what he meant. Last page, he’d written me into the story, with his character asking me to winter formal. A week earlier, one of my friends had asked me for my locker combo so she could store her books in there and I thought nothing of it. I went to my locker between classes—a locker I never used since I basically lived in my car—and found a dozen wilted red roses.
I messaged the guy afterwards apologizing profusely; he just asked me to please stop talking about it. Haven’t spoken to him since. Still feel horrible pangs of cringe about the whole situation.
Was dating this girl who I thought was out of my league. Lost my virginity to her. She breaks up with me. I bawl hysterically. She calls my mom to come get me because I was unfit to drive. I just want to hit her up now and tell her that I don’t want her back or anything (happily married now) but that I wanted to express my cringe retroactively.
Word of advice: Calling someone to say you’re over them, makes it seem like you’re not at all over them.
Yeah I dont think he meant it like that. He wanted to express his cringe to her and maybe apologize without having it sound like he wanted her back. At least thats how I took it.
When? 9th grade bio. 1st period. Cake day.
Project was to make a cake shaped as an Animal or Plant Cell. Well I ate my face off at 7:30am. 4 full cakes minimum.
Fast forward...when? 3rd period gym.
I started getting a migraine and when I get migraines I have a pre-tell. I get aura, which is like looking at the sun and seeing blotches. I knew I was getting sick, I should have went home.
Fast forward...when? 4th period algebra.
The headache comes on. I ask my teacher to go to the bathroom, the cakes were sprouting. By the time I get to the door, I puke everywhere and miss the garbage... in my hands and everything.
Then I swear to fucking god the fire alarm goes off. I have to walk with the teacher, only wiping with some paper towel out in front of the entire school.
This takes place in freshman year, about a week after school has started.
After PE was over and it was time to go back into the locker room, I went to the water fountain, meaning I was the last one outside. After I’m done, I go towards the locker area and I see a girl go through a door. ‘Ok I’ll follow her, it must lead into the main hallway where everyone is waiting to go into the locker rooms’ I thought to myself. I follow her, go through the door, and am immediately greeted by a girl looking at me, confused. (Quick Layout: The room i just entered is a bathroom, so there are 2 pairs of doors leading in and out of it) . I didn’t think too much of her, so I continued through the 2nd pair of doors, expecting to see a crowd of students waiting for the locker room doors to be unlocked.
I walk in and all I see are girls. And they’re all looking at ME. ‘oh shiiiiiiiiiit’ I think to myself. For some dumb reason, I continued to walk in there and look for an exit, not finding it of course. ‘Fuck this I’m going outside!’ I dash for the door I came from and almost slip. The entire room erupted from laughter. I make it back to the boys’ locker room and don’t mutter a word, hoping that the girls didn’t rat me out for the mistake.
I still think about it and am really grateful that the girls found it amusing.
TL;DR: Was relatively new to high school’s gym layout and accidentally walked into girls’ locker.
I played Magic in a back hallway with stoners when Magic was honestly not a thing (I'm talking mid-90's like a year after it came out), and would wear Hawaiian shirts or guayabera's to school, and occasionally a fedora. This was WAY before any of that was a neckbeard thing, and I definitely didn't see myself as a "nice guy". I thought all of that would be cringey. I was wrong. I'm so sorry, to all of you.
Please tell me you had a pair of checkered Vans
Our 11th grade english teacher had been pretty awful for a couple of weeks toward the end of school. She was never the nicest person, but by the end of the school year she was just straight up mean a lot of the time. One day she was out of class and a few of us were talking about wtf we had done to piss her off. I said something off the cuff about her being pregnant and having mood swings. She walks back into class and the guy sitting right next to me says "Yo. What's your deal lately? Are you pregnant or something, because you're being a real bitch." She left in a hurry, crying.
The next day she announced to the class that she was, indeed pregnant. oops.
I was participating in a school prep rally. My one and only time. A lot of the clubs were doing box car races.
Immediately when we start running, I feel my jeans start to slip. I'm wearing skinny jeans, but my parents refused to believe I was a double zero so they bought me too big jeans.
I let go of the box to try and fix my jeans while keeping up with my group.
I fall...with my pants falling down as well. They unfortunately also took my underwear with them.
I mooned the whole school. The entire school, including faculty.
Also, I was a freshman.
I was working on a wildlife painting contest and a local artist gave me a taxidermied duck to use as a model. It didn't fit in my locker, so I had to carry it around class-to-class until the art teacher offered for me to park it in her classroom temporarily.
I had a friend (let’s call him Dave) who was a classic case you’d see on /r/niceguys. He always had crushes on girls, but his crush on my best friend (let’s call her Jill) lasted longer than usual. She turned him down repeatedly, but he kept trying.
One day in English class, we had an assignment to write a poem and our teacher asked for volunteers to read theirs aloud. Dave enthusiastically raises his hand, stands up, and reads his poem about how he’s in love with Jill, and it ends with him asking her out. Again. She walked out of the class. So much cringe.
Ok that's....that's real cringe.
What happened afterwards?
Jill confronted him right after class. She was really angry. Dave still didn’t get it. He continued to like her for the rest of the school year.
I went to the same college as Dave. He continued to creep on women, in a “nice guy” way.
About 10 years later, he came out as asexual.