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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!

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boredhuman
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Kelly
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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BoredBunny
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Marieange Dobresk
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Unwelcomed Guest
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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boredhuman
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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boredhuman
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Sarah Dunham
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Marioara Popescu
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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LizzyM
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lola Granola
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Daria B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Aine
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Pi...
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Hugo Raible
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good that it wasn't a guy grabbing a gal - would have ended up on the sex offender list...

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LizzyM
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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LizzyM
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Pi...
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Michelle Mendoza
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Daria B
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

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Jade Hooper
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Surely if you know the friend well enough to just walk in without knocking the door you'd know that they had moved house??

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Pi...
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Amy Lucas
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ladam
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Victor Vakaras
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Arianna Stahl
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"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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Brenda Olano
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Tiny Dynamine
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To my knowledge, only Americans do this. Why???? It must stink from leaving them around to fester. Don't you have tissues in your country?

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Maggie Grover Bacher
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

way to mess with their little minds. when you see them in a few months, yell "happy halloween!"

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Nala Rose
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who was it more awkward for? You, him, his mother, or the flowers? Ok I’ll show myself out

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Maggie Grover Bacher
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

we were in a restaurant and my step dad said something to the waitress and called her by name. she freaked out and almost ran away as she screamed, "how did you know my name?!". he took a step back and very kindly replied "nametag".

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