Whether it's accidentally crashing someone's wedding or mistaking a random car for a taxi, we've all made a complete fool out of ourselves at some point in our lives. And that's why you should stop beating yourself about yours. Even if that moment was so awkward, you wanted the Earth to swallow you. The witnesses of your stupid actions probably forgot all about them since they're too busy obsessing about their own past mistakes.

When Twitter user Andy Ryan posted his most embarrassing story, people immediately started responding to it with their own cringeworthy memories. And I mean responding. Andy's tweet has already received over 80K comments and 559K likes, and the numbers keep growing!

Image credits: itsandyryan

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Bored Fox
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1 year ago

Here in Finland it is usually OK to have wedding crashers. If the extra person acts nice then people usually do not care if there are uninvited people. There are also people who visit funerals only to get some free food.

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One study says there's a (somewhat) quick way to move past life's most terrible moments. The answer: focusing on everything about the memory except the way it made you feel. "Sometimes we dwell on how sad, embarrassed, or hurt we felt during an event, and that makes us feel worse and worse. This is what happens in clinical depression—ruminating on the negative aspects of a memory," lead researcher Florin Dolcos wrote.

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Debster
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1 year ago

Cringy but sweet. I would have left her money or a thank you card or gift.

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But we found that instead of thinking about your emotions during a negative memory, looking away from the worst emotions and thinking about the context, like a friend who was there, what the weather was like, or anything else non-emotional that was part of the memory, will rather effortlessly take your mind away from the unwanted emotions associated with that memory. Once you immerse yourself in other details, your mind will wander to something else entirely, and you won’t be focused on the negative emotions as much." In other terms, you take control of the memory. You shape the way it floats through your thoughts. You diminish it.

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Demi Zwaan
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1 year ago

You people don't lock cars?

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It's quite different than suppressing the bad memory, which is usually effective only in short term and increases chances of anxiety and depression in the long run. For a lot of people it might also be simpler than other emotion regulation strategies, such as trying to recast the negative situation into a positive one.

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Debster
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1 year ago

Awwww. I would have hugged you still.

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"Looking at the situation differently to see the glass half full can be cognitively demanding," Sanda Dolcos, a co-author on the study said. "The strategy of focusing on non-emotional contextual details of a memory, on the other hand, is as simple as shifting the focus in the mental movie of your memories and then letting your mind wander."

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

could have been me

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

i laughed too hard at this one!

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Mark
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1 year ago

Just goes to prove that pretty much any grandma is a nice person to talk to even if you aren't related.

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Hans
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1 year ago

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg! But seriously: if you change a full diaper and continue eating (be it merely licking something off the arm), you have some issues!

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Hans
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1 year ago

Just imagine in a quit moment she would have called the cops and get you imprisoned...

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Hans
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1 year ago

Har har

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Debster
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1 year ago

Hmmm did they think you were car jacking them like the story above?

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Debster
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1 year ago

Ha ha ha ha ha

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Aski Markup
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1 year ago

Ha!

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1 year ago

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right...

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Podunkus
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1 year ago

Ouch.

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Podunkus
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1 year ago

This would make a great opening scene for some supernatural horror movie.

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Mark
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1 year ago

Comedic timing at it's finest.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

smart little boy

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Debster
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1 year ago

You probably made her day. What if she had lost a child and you gave her a piece of their love?

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Debster
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1 year ago

Hee hee

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Demi Zwaan
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1 year ago

Well, you might have been right...

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Debster
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1 year ago

Cringeworthy

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Hans
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1 year ago

Only in the US could this incident get you killed...

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

It wasn't crystal clear to You then

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Debster
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1 year ago

Cringy but understandable

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Hans
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1 year ago

Actually, this is not embarrasing but helpful!

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Debster
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1 year ago

I can relate. Having ADD as a girl means lots of space out time in my head and then asking questions to things the teacher already talked about. Then getting yelled at when I asked.

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Debster
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1 year ago

Ha ha ha ha ha. They thought you looked like a very tall 6 yo.

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Debster
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1 year ago

Bahhhhhaaaa

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Not really embarrassing, though.

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