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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Foxxy
Community Member • 67.3K points
5 months ago

Meh, they already had 387 guests anyway, so what’s one more lol.

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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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5 months 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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5 months 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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5 months 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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Debster
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5 months ago

I can relate

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Debster
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5 months ago

Awww you were 7. Not cringy but cute.

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Mark
Community Member • 4K points
5 months 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
Community Member • 183.2K points
5 months 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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5 months ago

Oh lord!! Good thing she wasn't a gun toting lady.

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Hope Floats
Community Member • 61.3K points
5 months ago

This reminds me of my daughter, who went to Malaysia around the age of 10, with her grandparents. She was playing in the pool with her grandad, when just as she dived in, he got out. Seeing her 'granddad's feet', she proceeded to tickle them, only to resurface and discover a very confused Chinese man, leaving the pool.. Twenty years later, she still cringes at that..

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Debster
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5 months ago

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

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Debster
Community Member • 3.1K points
5 months ago

Ha ha ha ha ha

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Debster
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5 months ago

Ha ha ha ha

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Rowlie
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5 months ago

I'd say that is not a good advertisment for the nursing home

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glowworm2
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5 months ago

Never ever ask that question, even in jest. Chances are that someone actually died.

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Debster
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5 months ago

Aww poor kid.

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member • 6K points
5 months ago

"Person of restricted growth"? Why would you call them that? They're just short people or dwarves.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member • 48.7K points
5 months ago

smart little boy

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Jesper Rasmussen
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5 months ago

As a kid I dit NOT pinch my mum’s butt. Or ever.

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5 months ago

I'm sorry but sometimes I'm really wondering what's happening with people. Of course it can happen, and I'm not judging that, but you stayed a while, you ate, and you were leaving ? And you did not a single time talk about the camp your child was supposed to go to ?

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Community Member • 6K points
5 months ago

Well, you might have been right...

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Debster
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5 months ago

Cringeworthy

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Hans
Community Member • 183.2K points
5 months ago

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

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Community Member • 18.1K points
5 months ago

It wasn't crystal clear to You then

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Debster
Community Member • 3.1K points
5 months ago

Cringy but understandable

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Hans
Community Member • 183.2K points
5 months ago

Actually, this is not embarrasing but helpful!

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Max L.
Community Member • 9.4K points
5 months ago

Well, at least it wasn't the nineties in french... know how they say 90 ? "four times twenty ten". ("quatre-vingt dix", pronounced "Quatr'e'vent dis") but not in french switzerland where they invented a new word from scratch.

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Community Member • 1.3K points
5 months ago

Man that one would have been hard to live down in school. At least they were nice about it.

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Debster
Community Member • 3.1K points
5 months ago

Bahhhhhaaaa

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member • 19.8K points
5 months ago

Not really embarrassing, though.

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member • 7.6K points
5 months ago

Dead from laughing so hard at this 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Debster
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5 months ago

You probably scared him! Ha ha ha

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Mark
Community Member • 4K points
5 months ago

So is the object of the task to eat an olive and then see if you can "spit the pit" back onto the tray?

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Debster
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5 months ago

Ah nice

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Iggy
Community Member • 11.9K points
5 months ago

Awwwwwwwwww!

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Debster
Community Member • 3.1K points
5 months ago

Cringe

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member • 7.6K points
5 months ago

Hahahahahahaha 😂😂😂😂

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Jennifer Crompton
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4 months ago

How is this one not higher up the list?!?!?

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Iggy
Community Member • 11.9K points
5 months ago

I once had someone mistake me for a sales assistant in a shop. I was wearing an overcoat, hat, and scarf and I was carrying a handbag. He was mortified when he realized.

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A E
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5 months ago

but ... why 😬

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Foxxy
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5 months ago

Oh no, I hope he was alright.

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ZANDA
Community Member • 4.4K points
5 months ago

welcome to suburbia

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Gosiulka Bloem
Community Member • 284 points
5 months ago

Hahahaha 🤣

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5 months ago

I only realized couple of years ago that one of my relatives was an Xmas tree thief. He never bought Xmas trees and he always explained that it is just easier to go to some forest and cut your own tree. When I was a child I was once with him choosing the best tree. I asked why we went to that forest in the evening when it was dark because in the daylight it would have been much easier to see which tree looks the best. But he just replied that in the day time there was too many other people choosing their Xmas trees so he liked to go in the evening.

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Isabella kratosisy
Community Member • 602 points
5 months ago

I really hate this. My mom used to do it, it is always shitty to do this.

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member • 19.8K points
5 months ago

How do you embarrass a dead woman?

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ZANDA
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5 months ago

Had to swim back to coast :)

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Bleh
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5 months ago

Innocence...

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Debster
Community Member • 3.1K points
5 months ago

Cute

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member • 9.8K points
5 months ago

Meh - who would know that you hadn't known the deceased?

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Nikki D
Community Member • 14.4K points
5 months ago

This would be me, I am absolutely terrible at understanding accents.

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Hanneke Legerstee
Community Member • 923 points
5 months ago

I too fell in a pond once after i thought the algae was grass....

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Aaron W
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5 months ago

I hope you both did the robot dance.

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Mark
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5 months ago

That must be one big head to upset his balance THAT much!

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Debster
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5 months ago

Ha ha ha ha

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Aussie Stace
Community Member • 983 points
5 months ago

Treat the stump as you would a leg. This isnt any different than if you put your hand on a random person's leg

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JillVille
Community Member • 18.2K points
5 months ago

We sliced a block of butter up into thin slices to help it soften quicker. Laid them out on the plate like cheese and 3 of my kids came in at different times to steal a slice of cheese. I let them and watched with glee as they ate them and then looked weirdly back at the plate as they walked away. Not one of them figured it out till we sat down for dinner shortly after.

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JillVille
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5 months ago

My daughter was running circles around me when she was about 4. Her pigtails were flying as she ran as fast as she could. I reached out to grab one as she flew past to realize it wasn't her - she and another girl with pigtails were both running around me and I'd grabbed another kid's hair! No wonder she was so fast. (insert face-palm here)

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5 months ago

Someone left a phone message on my sister's desk to call Myra Maines. When she returned the the call she asked for Myra Maines three times before the guy who answered said "You just don't get it, do you lady? This is a funeral home - Myra Maines - MY REMAINS!!" She was so embarrassed and vowed to get even with whoever put the message on her desk.

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Biopithecus
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5 months ago

Not in her best interest to accept a ride from a stranger.

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Demi Zwaan
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5 months ago

You didn't notice when you paid?

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Maci Mae
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5 months ago

Aww sweet kid :)

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Ellie
Community Member • 1.3K points
5 months ago

That is actually rather sweet. Despite you being the shorter man, you were definitely the more endearing one.

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5 months ago

Tailgaters tend to share, so no worries on that!

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JillVille
Community Member • 18.2K points
5 months ago

My husband has the house decorated like a pub, with flags and such outside too. I'm waiting for the day a random person walks in on game day when crowds of friends are over. Fun part is, we actually made a friend this way - he tagged along with a group of his friends (or so he thought) and walked into our place, was offered free beer and burgers. He's been by a few times now alone and it took us all awhile to figure out who he was. He's a friend of a friend of a friend, so not a complete stranger, lol He's actually a great guy!

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member • 6K points
5 months ago

Freudian slip.

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Stimpy
Community Member • 3.4K points
5 months ago

... And being somewhere or doing something he was not supposed to, I guess...

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Hard 2 Guess
Community Member • 5.8K points
5 months ago

I feel like at some point in our childhood we all have done this at least once.

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Anni
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After pondering about it for many years I finally piped up on a car trip and asked why Weighbridge was always closed, and how did that affect the people who lived there? I thought it was a suburb but it turns out it is a weighing station for trucks. I was late twenties then and my family still rib me every time we go past a weighbridge.

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