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

Awkward Situations

noahvail Report

Maisa Chaves
Community Member
3 years ago

This kind of comedy is just gold to me

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#2

Awkward Situations

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years 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

Awkward Situations

bamirase Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

feels are strong in this one

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#4

Awkward Situations

AJBrooks Report

Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

they don't mind

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#5

Awkward Situations

Maggie Geiger Report

Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Your cat obviously liked you? (I'd have died a little, too!)

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#6

Awkward Situations

GotCookies Report

Lucybaby
Community Member
3 years ago

That reminds me of when you drive up and they will say, "Can you hold just a minute please?" Then while you're waiting for them to come back to you, the person starts yelling, "CAN I HELP YOU?!" like they didn't even tell you to wait a minute to begin with.

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#7

Awkward Situations

katiedippold Report

Vanessa
Community Member
3 years ago

your friends sucks ^^

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#8

Awkward Situations

MargotSaville Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

har har, well played!

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#9

Awkward Situations

pansexualprincess Report

Marioara Popescu
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, you were not wrong.

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#10

Awkward Situations

AniMSarkisian Report

Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

then you die, either of embarrassment or punishment ...

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#11

Awkward Situations

adrunkteacher Report

bertrand colin
Community Member
3 years ago

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you are skipping your job but he can just go everywhere he want if he don't have to attend class if you are skipping it !! no ?

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#12

Awkward Situations

parentlikeadad Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Very polite from him

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#13

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JE551CAw Report

N G
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL

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#14

Awkward Situations

charmingthetedious Report

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 years ago

The Qauck one had me going for several minutes XD

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#15

Awkward Situations

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

What a good teacher!

Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
3 years ago

give that teacher a bonus! what a wonderful teacher!

Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

For a class we had to do act out a news cast using a song. We were reporting about grandma got ran over by a reindeer , I burst out in laughter ,said its all just so tragic and pretended I was sobbing. I got an A

Amanda
Community Member
3 years ago

I honestly laughed so hard at this one

LizzyM
Community Member
3 years ago

Great way to finish the play early 👍🏼

Mc’scuse me
Community Member
2 years ago

Holy Mary this child need JESUS and a diaper dang

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#16

Awkward Situations

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Marioara Popescu
Community Member
3 years ago

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Wasn't polio a Big Pharma conspiracy to sell us vaccines?

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#17

Awkward Situations

iwillmindfuckyou Report

Unwelcomed Guest
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#19

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Zuzka Zrzka
Community Member
3 years ago

cute and nice.

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#20

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archymck Report

Arianna Stahl
Community Member
3 years ago

SAME.

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#21

Awkward Situations

Lindzeta Report

Captain Planet
Community Member
3 years ago

At least it's original lol.

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#22

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thecarie Report

Daniel Zarins
Community Member
3 years ago

This made me laugh so hard :)

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#23

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egberts Report

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

i'm so mad nobody never filmed that!

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#24

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Helen Gonzales Report

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

good for you

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#25

Awkward Situations

katypillar150 Report

Ladam
Community Member
3 years ago

followed quickly with and "I teach math!"

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#26

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devALMXGHTY Report

boredhuman
Community Member
3 years 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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Rejzorlight Report

Vanessa
Community Member
3 years ago

Well... you can't blame yourself for laughing, I would've done the same ^^,

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#28

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dunbar dunelm
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice!

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#29

Awkward Situations

Morticat Report

Sarah Dunham
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

tough crowd

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#31

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mental_nigella_ Report

I❤️My cat
Community Member
3 years ago

What 😂😂😂

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#32

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hkell Report

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

and what she said?

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#33

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Talia Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

You had to name your sandwich? ;-)

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#34

Awkward Situations

leonardo_grossi Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#35

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I❤️My cat
Community Member
3 years ago

😂😂😂😂😂

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#36

Awkward Situations

SkimbleCat Report

Janice Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

I've done that, too!

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#37

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jimmyfallon Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

You are dating your dog?

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#38

Awkward Situations

OfflersSausages Report

Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

When you think you are seeing ghosts

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#39

Awkward Situations

tanyaphillips18 Report

LizzyM
Community Member
3 years ago

Hope you thanked him for that 😂

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#40

Awkward Situations

sideb00b Report

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

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so you think it's less awkward to say your a lesbian than just say thank you and go away? does people really are like that now?

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#41

Awkward Situations

Subwhoredinate Report

Lola Granola
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Why isnt this at the top

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#44

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Kawaii Lemon
Community Member
3 years ago

Rest in Peace... FFWF08

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#45

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borderrat Report

LizzyM
Community Member
3 years ago

Finally a man who kinda knows what woman go through

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#46

Awkward Situations

reddit Report

I❤️My cat
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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#47

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CristySeabow Report

dunbar dunelm
Community Member
3 years ago

Like a Boss.

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#48

Awkward Situations

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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

Awkward Situations

Rahil_Dar1 Report

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
3 years ago

LMFAO! Fart stories are always the best!

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#50

Awkward Situations

Huskergod Report

Brenda Olano
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch

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#51

Awkward Situations

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Tilda
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#52

Awkward Situations

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Marioara Popescu
Community Member
3 years ago

I will do this on purpose.

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#53

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Albert James
Community Member
3 years ago

For next time

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#54

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Tiffany Wilson
Community Member
3 years ago

You should've barked at her too.

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#55

Awkward Situations

Cheryl Blackburn Report

Daniel Mallory
Community Member
3 years ago

yeah handjobs that are bad does have that effect

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#56

Awkward Situations

AngeBassa Report

dunbar dunelm
Community Member
3 years ago

Getting off on the right track 😂😂😂

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#57

Awkward Situations

rdweatherly Report

Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

and did they? :-D

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#58

Awkward Situations

TinManRC Report

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

was he 5 yo? at 5 i understand that action

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#59

Awkward Situations

3rdeyeev Report

Kawaii Lemon
Community Member
3 years ago

Should've been #awkward

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#60

Awkward Situations

rachel_winters Report

Laura Marusa
Community Member
3 years ago

This is the sweetest thing ever! :)

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#61

Awkward Situations

emmysuhweeks Report

Maisa Chaves
Community Member
3 years ago

WhatsApp desktop notifications are equally dangerous!!!

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#62

Awkward Situations

_MarkWithAnM Report

LizzyM
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#63

Awkward Situations

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Pi...
Community Member
3 years 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

Tony Cabré
Community Member
3 years ago

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With a baby in your belly ?

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#65

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Marioara Popescu
Community Member
3 years ago

It actually means weird.

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#66

Awkward Situations

SunLuv Report

Michelle Mendoza
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL

#68

Awkward Situations

LeahBaleee Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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

Awkward Situations

mollyligonn Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

Christ, that IS embarrassing!

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#70

Awkward Situations

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Kjorn
Community Member