Whether it be bumping into an ex, farting at a funeral, or asking somebody when they're due when they're not even pregnant, we've all found ourselves in awkward situations at some point in our lives. But there's awkward, and then there's awkward, and as you can see from this cringeworthy list compiled by Bored Panda, some folks take it to a whole new level. Whether they're accidentally asking shop assistants for strap-ons, or walking into the house of somebody they don't know and catching them mid-coitus, the stories below will make you laugh, and they'll also (hopefully) make your own awkward encounters seem a little less embarrassing. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

#1

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Maisa Chaves 1 year ago

This kind of comedy is just gold to me

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#2

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boredhuman 1 year ago

i don't see the problem. the other person is obviously for a new coat. just make him a offer.

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#3

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Zuzka Zrzka 1 year ago

this made my day! :) thank you for beeing wierd child! :)

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#4

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Spinaap 1 year ago

they don't mind

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#5

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Hans 1 year ago

We do NOT want to learn further details.

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#6

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Kelly 1 year ago

I have a weird knock in the engine and am always asked to repete order. I have started to just turn off car. One employee told me "you can't park there,its our drivethru

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#7

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boredhuman 1 year ago

don't feel sorry for being different

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#8

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Hans 1 year ago

har har, well played!

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#9

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Lola Granola 1 year ago

He did nazi that coming...

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#10

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Hans 1 year ago

"accidently"

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#11

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Rambling Rapscallion 1 year ago

At least you both have dirt on each other so noone can tell ;)

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#12

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

Very polite from him

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#13

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JE551CAw Report

BoredBunny 1 year ago

FRIEND: Hey, can you check your phone for the weather? I heard it's gonna rain. ME: Not according to my bush. FRIEND: What the... *calls 911*

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#14

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Victoria 1 year ago

I laughed harder with each one

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#15

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

What a good teacher!

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#16

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Marieange Dobresk 1 year ago

Busted out laughing...can't be much worse than me introducing my son's bone marrow donor to about 150 members of our community at a community party I was throwing to thank everyone for helping us when my son was sick. I'm on the stage, my son's donor next to me, and was trying to say, This is my son's donor, Barry. Instead i said, this is my son's Boner, Darry.

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#17

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Unwelcomed Guest 1 year ago

Dude yelling that at your mum is embarrassing enough, time to move out f the basement

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#18

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Thomas Kolev 1 year ago

Just pass it off as if you intentionally made a joke.

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#19

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Zuzka Zrzka 1 year ago

cute and nice.

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#20

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Shauday Smith 1 year ago

good Wife. And i will forever refer to every baby animal as ___ kittens!

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#21

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Manuela Braun 1 year ago

The poor girl probably thought you're bullying her...

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#22

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Daniel Zarins 1 year ago

This made me laugh so hard :)

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#23

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Valdas Ričkus 1 year ago

on this episode of things that never happened

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#24

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LizzyM 1 year ago

I hope the secs are good too

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#25

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Ladam 1 year ago

followed quickly with and "I teach math!"

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#26

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boredhuman 1 year ago

taking a picture under the stall in the womens restroom as a man. rip bruh.

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#27

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boredhuman 1 year ago

sing "they are taking the hobbits to isengard" to compensate the awakeness

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#28

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Your neighbours are very subtle, bless them

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#29

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Sarah Dunham 1 year ago

I've done that. The "let me speak to your manager", "Okay, hold please", come back to the line with a different accent.

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#30

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Spinaap 1 year ago

tough crowd

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#31

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Marioara Popescu 1 year ago

Was out with another single friend for Valentine's and as we were walking around he said "at least I can say I went out with a blonde for Valentine's". I went "wow, cool, who is she?". It was me lol.

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#32

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Kjorn 1 year ago

and what she said?

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#33

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Talia Johnson 1 year ago

You had to name your sandwich? ;-)

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#34

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Hans 1 year ago

Agility is everything: "Oh, hello pal, did you just switch from the grocery store?"

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#35

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Know that phrase "dance like no one's wachting"? Now you know what it feels like 👍🏽

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#36

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Lasse Bustadmo 1 year ago

I think I have seen you in a youtube video! :P

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#37

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Hans 1 year ago

You are dating your dog?

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#38

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Maggie Grover Bacher 1 year ago

honest mistake though. completely acceptable from a child

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#39

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Hope you thanked him for that 😂

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#40

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Shauday Smith 1 year ago

Kjorn doesn't understand the premise of these posts.

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#41

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Subwhoredinate Report

Lola Granola 1 year ago

Aww! That's not on you- your parents should have been watching you more closely! LOL

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#42

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

This pretty much sums up why religion is an awful thing for humanity.

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#43

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Μαρία Μάρκου 1 year ago

Why isnt this at the top

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#44

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Kawaii Lemon 1 year ago

Rest in Peace... FFWF08

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#45

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LizzyM 1 year ago

Finally a man who kinda knows what woman go through

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#46

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Maggie Grover Bacher 1 year ago

yes, why?

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#47

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Sgraham 1 year ago

That's not awkward,that's brilliant.

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#48

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Daria B 1 year ago

That reminded me of an almost awkward situation I had, but I was saved by technology. I was taking the train home from work, and my home is near the very last station. So, as we get closer, the train gets emptier, but not really completely empty. I needed to fart, carefully tried to release it silently. I failed. However.... Looking around me, literally everyone was wearing earphones and either looked at their phones, or were asleep. Pheeeeew, what a relief.

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#49

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Long Joan Silver 1 year ago

LMFAO! Fart stories are always the best!

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#50

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Brenda Olano 1 year ago

Ouch

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#51

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Tilda 1 year ago

You poor thing!!! Period horror stories always get to me

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#52

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Marioara Popescu 1 year ago

I will do this on purpose.

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#53

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Albert James 1 year ago

For next time

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#54

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Tiffany Wilson 1 year ago

You should've barked at her too.

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#55

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Aine 1 year ago

English not my first language, and although I spend most of my day speaking it, I can say funky things. I gave a hair salon a call to book for a blow dry. Asked to book a blow job. -__-

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#56

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Pi... 1 year ago

My boss had just hung up the phone with his wife and addressed me accidentally as "honey". Twas super awkward.

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#57

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Spinaap 1 year ago

and did they? :-D

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#58

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Kjorn 1 year ago

was he 5 yo? at 5 i understand that action

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#59

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Kawaii Lemon 1 year ago

Should've been #awkward

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#60

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Laura Marusa 1 year ago

This is the sweetest thing ever! :)

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#61

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LizzyM 1 year ago

"So to start off today's presentation, my friend and I came up with a short quiz for you. Question number one: what the fuck is rhubarb? Has anyone got an answer?"

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#62

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_MarkWithAnM Report

LizzyM 1 year ago

Everyone with a cat or a dog or a baby (or a guinea pig) has reenacted that scene

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#63

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Pi... 1 year ago

Er...I dunno if complimenting a woman on her bra (which isn't even showing at the straps or cleavage!) is quite inappropriate to begin with!

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#64

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Elizabeth Lewis Report

Victoria Langley 10 months ago

That’s amazing.

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#65

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Marioara Popescu 1 year ago

It actually means weird.

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#66

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Michelle Mendoza 1 year ago

Amputee's should understand that, people don't know what to do in moments like this, it's not like we run into people like them all the time and just automatically know what to do...

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#67

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Sunset Dimond 1 year ago

LOL

#68

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Daria B 1 year ago

Eheheh. Sounds like that scene from Alan Ford, when the thief confessed his crimes by proudly telling stories to a beautiful womam he was hitting on.

#69

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Oda Amalie Severinsen 1 year ago

haha omg

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#70

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Nicolas Letarte 1 year ago

Can we say she crossed the friend zone?

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#71

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Pi... 1 year ago

Poor kid! Must have been mortified for being laughed at for doing a "good job"

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#72

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Amy Lucas 1 year ago

That's happened to me so many times, I don't even get embarrassed about it any more.

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#73

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Ladam 1 year ago

If he can't appreciate the goodness of a "Tootsie Roll" he doesn't deserve her.

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#74

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Maggie Grover Bacher 1 year ago

was he an elton john fan?

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#75

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pansexualprincess Report

Victor Vakaras 1 year ago

That's a magic wand massager . They're used for many things, not just getting off.

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#76

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Arianna Stahl 1 year ago

"If grandma haunts us are we going to see her in bits and pieces or..." Said by me...to my mother after her mom's memorial service (she'd been cremated).

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#77

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Chris Angela 1 year ago

I didn't get it..But I laughed.

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#78

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Master Markus 1 year ago

How did that happen!?

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#79

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Sgraham 1 year ago

You should have said, call child protective services.

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#80

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M O'Connell 1 year ago

"most-disgusting so far"

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#81

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Brenda Olano 1 year ago

Once at school I saw my teacher with a pile of books climbing the stairs to get to the 3rd floor since the elevator was broken, for the look in her face I was sure she was going to sneeze, I said 'Bless you' very loud. She never sneezed.

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#82

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Amanda 1 year ago

Ouch...

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