Whatever might divide us, there are some fundamental things that unite us, no matter our background, color, or creed: our love of cat pics, our desire to have longer weekends, and—finally—remembering incredibly awkward moments from the past that make us cringe internally and facepalm to this very day. Remember that super embarrassing thing you did in the 6th grade/during that party at college/last week at work? Yeah, it’s time to think about that all over again.

However, what’s far worse is being unable to recognize when someone's making an utter fool of themselves and making others feel very uncomfortable. Sometimes, people are so oblivious, others can’t help but screenshot their messages and online posts to share with the world. It works as the perfect how-to guide on what we should never, ever do, and Bored Panda has compiled for you this list of all the times people weren’t aware of their own cringe.

Upvote the pics that made you lose a bit of faith in humanity and let us know which of these screenshots you loved/hated the most, dear Pandas. Though keep in mind that however embarrassed we might be by our memories of acting awkwardly, it’s best to embrace these feelings instead of running away from them. Then, we have to move on from them instead of lingering on them constantly because it’s bad for our mental health. In short, we have to learn to be kind to ourselves. No matter what.

#1

Girl What… The Level Of Narcissism And Complete Lack Of Self Awareness I Genuinely Don’t Know How People Get Like This

Girl What… The Level Of Narcissism And Complete Lack Of Self Awareness I Genuinely Don’t Know How People Get Like This

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AndThenICommented
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2 months ago

Cringe worthy

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#2

Wrong Number

Wrong Number

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Joseph Kuhlman
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2 months ago

Hello? 911? I’d like to report a murder.

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#3

Your Phone Is Now Hacked

Your Phone Is Now Hacked

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Michelle M
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2 months ago

The sad/funny thing is that someone would probably fall for that.

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Bored Panda had a chat about how to make our mental health our priority in life with British psychotherapist Silva Neves. He explained that at the core of our mental welfare lie the ideas that we should be compassionate to ourselves and that we should work hard to make looking after our mental health a daily habit. “Be kind to yourself,” Silva told Bored Panda.

“I think we should make our mental health a priority every day because if we have poor mental health then we cannot function in other areas of our lives,” the psychotherapist explained to Bored Panda that the need to put mental health at the top of our hierarchy of priorities is very clear. If we don’t look after our mental health, everything else can fall apart.

#4

Uhoh

Uhoh

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

Busted!

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#5

Overly Protective Girlfriend

Overly Protective Girlfriend

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Xandra
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2 months ago

The insecurity is staggering for this one. I'm hoping she's really young and someone notices so she can get help.

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#6

Aged Like An Egg Left Under A Moldy Carpet For 3 Years

Aged Like An Egg Left Under A Moldy Carpet For 3 Years

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May
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2 months ago

Tomi is pretty much the definition of cringe

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“Looking after our mental health should be a daily routine like we have a daily routine with looking after our body: taking a shower, brushing our teeth, eating food,” Silva said. He noted that taking care of our mental health doesn’t have to take hours and hours: it can involve a series of small steps that, nonetheless, have a large impact on our welfare.

“A daily mental health routine is to take some time to breathe deeply and consciously, having a short moment of quiet and self-reflection enquiring with how you are doing, connecting with a good friend or a pet, having a quiet cup of tea, listening to your favorite music (and dancing to it if you wish), laughing. These are only a few of the very many quick ways you can look after your mental health every day,” he explained.

#7

Rihanna Attempting To Swim In Peace

Rihanna Attempting To Swim In Peace

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

Hard to blame her if she starts only going to private beaches. Or buys an island - now that she's a billionaire

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#8

Breaking Up With 4 Dudes At Once

Breaking Up With 4 Dudes At Once

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Dan Buczynski
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2 months ago

I hope all those guys got together and had a beer to celebrate dodging a bullet.

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#9

Cousin Swol

Cousin Swol

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Auntriarch
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2 months ago

I'll just show myself out

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A while back, I also spoke to Vanessa Bohns from Cornell University about how embarrassment has its positive sides. By fully embracing embarrassment instead of hiding from it, you can reap some seriously great social rewards.

“Displaying signs of mild embarrassment can actually be socially constructive and make people feel more sympathetic towards you in the face of your faux pas,” Vanessa told Bored Panda in a previous interview that showing these signs can actually strengthen your relationship with the people around you. On the flip side, pretending you’re not embarrassed or feeling awkward when you are can cause your social capital to drop.

#10

How Do I Know I'm The Real Mom?

How Do I Know I'm The Real Mom?

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

Is this serious?

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#11

Damn

Damn

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Douglas Turner
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2 months ago

She said no, didn't she?

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#12

Got Arrested For Being Selfish, Plz Feel Sorry For Me

Got Arrested For Being Selfish, Plz Feel Sorry For Me

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Adam
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2 months ago

If Someone is confused, DUI means Driving Under Influence.

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Vanessa noted, however, that we should strive to prevent our embarrassment from turning into shame. While blushing a bit is perfectly fine and even healthy, deep-seated shame leads to serious long-term problems.

“What you want to be careful not to do is to let embarrassment morph into the more destructive self-conscious emotion of shame, where you feel so badly about a minor mistake that you start to think there is something wrong with you and feel the need to completely disappear and hide away yourself,” she said.

#13

Blunder Years Taken To A New Level

Blunder Years Taken To A New Level

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

Now that's an awkward phase

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#14

Apparently You’re Supposed To Obsessively Check Tinder Every Second Of Your Life

Apparently You’re Supposed To Obsessively Check Tinder Every Second Of Your Life

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 months ago

Is that clear? Haha, who are you, my dad?

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#15

Wow You So Beautiful. Wow Message Didn't Send Separately. Wow Leave Group

Wow You So Beautiful. Wow Message Didn't Send Separately. Wow Leave Group

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Troux
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

39? This is like carpet bombing the DMs.

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So even if we do mess up and post something cringey on social media or send out a message that makes others feel very uncomfortable, we have to embrace our embarrassment and prevent it from morphing into shame. At the end of the day, we have to forgive ourselves and focus on our mental health. And that means being kind to ourselves no matter our mistakes in public. Though… that requires being aware of these mistakes in the first place!

#16

Gotta Keep Busy On Those Snow Days

Gotta Keep Busy On Those Snow Days

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wow that's fantastic
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2 months ago

she sure would

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#17

The Shortest And Most Bizarre Conversation I've Ever Had

The Shortest And Most Bizarre Conversation I've Ever Had

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im.bored.person
Community Member
2 months ago

How is that harassment?

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#18

Iq +500

Iq +500

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Watching
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2 months ago

Lordddddd help us all

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#19

The Super Bowl Is Older Than America

The Super Bowl Is Older Than America

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
2 months ago

This is how we ended up with #45.

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#20

He Left His Flash On

He Left His Flash On

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Lauren Caswell
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2 months ago

I approve of the dirty look the whole restaurant seems to be giving him

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#21

I Lost My Grandson In Walmart

I Lost My Grandson In Walmart

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

Did you tie it tightly around you neck? Or did you make a mask out of a plastic bag? Or are you simply a lying moron?

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#22

My Roommate Tried To Get An IKEA Delivery To Our Apartment. They Called And Refused To Drive Into Our Complex, Saying She’d Have To Grab The Bookcase From Their Truck And Drive It To Our House. After Irritatedly Doing So In Her Pjs And Barely Speaking To Delivery Guys, She Got This Message Today

My Roommate Tried To Get An IKEA Delivery To Our Apartment. They Called And Refused To Drive Into Our Complex, Saying She’d Have To Grab The Bookcase From Their Truck And Drive It To Our House. After Irritatedly Doing So In Her Pjs And Barely Speaking To Delivery Guys, She Got This Message Today

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
2 months ago

And that’s how Adam lost his job.

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#23

Haha Thanks Mom

Haha Thanks Mom

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
2 months ago

Debbie just trying to make sure people don’t think she’s feeding her babies liquor

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#24

Sure, This Definitely Happened

Sure, This Definitely Happened

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
2 months ago

Then I rose, humbly waved, and tipped my hat to the teacher, saying "M'lady".

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#25

Very Big Brain

Very Big Brain

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

:D :D The fact that they're called tumble dryers wasn't enough of a clue?

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#26

Friend Just Sent Me This. Sweet Recovery Bro

Friend Just Sent Me This. Sweet Recovery Bro

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
2 months ago

This is not creepy. It’s disturbing.

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#27

Nope

Nope

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Caro Caro
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2 months ago

Bloody Hell! She needs to be educated.

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#28

CEO Of A Neighboring Company, They Decided To Join Us And Close. Giving Us Their Clientele For A Percentage Out Of Profit. Texted Him Our Emails, He In Return Lost The Contract And Business. Making Him Send Us His Clients With No Profit

CEO Of A Neighboring Company, They Decided To Join Us And Close. Giving Us Their Clientele For A Percentage Out Of Profit. Texted Him Our Emails, He In Return Lost The Contract And Business. Making Him Send Us His Clients With No Profit

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

In what world would that text be ok to send to someone you have a business relationship with? So icky!

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#29

Mia Farrow Wishes Her Adopted Black Daughter Happy Birthday On Twitter, Googles "Mia Farrow And Her Black Children" To Find A Picture Of Her To Post

Mia Farrow Wishes Her Adopted Black Daughter Happy Birthday On Twitter, Googles "Mia Farrow And Her Black Children" To Find A Picture Of Her To Post

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

There's something 'off' about Mia Farrow. I watched the Farrow vs Allen doc, and just can't make sense of her.

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#30

Girl I Hooked Up With Tries Desperately To Get Me To Hang Out And Eventually Fakes A Pregnancy In An Attempt To Hustle Me For Drugs/Money

Girl I Hooked Up With Tries Desperately To Get Me To Hang Out And Eventually Fakes A Pregnancy In An Attempt To Hustle Me For Drugs/Money

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
2 months ago

She's actually crazy

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#31

Instant Regret

Instant Regret

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

Stop please stop I'm burnt already and don't have anything to apply on that burn

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#32

You’re Joking, Right?

You’re Joking, Right?

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Justin G
Community Member
2 months ago

WAIT is this an actual conspiracy theory??? I’d love to learn more haha

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#33

What’s Your Diversity

What’s Your Diversity

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Vanta Black
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2 months ago

Donald Trump talking to Elizabeth Warren.

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#34

Great Faceswap 👌🏻

Great Faceswap 👌🏻

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh my. I shouldn't be laughing this hard.

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#35

These Iraqi Workers Gave Back 30.000 Us $ They Found, And They Were Rewarded With 1 Copy Of The Quran

These Iraqi Workers Gave Back 30.000 Us $ They Found, And They Were Rewarded With 1 Copy Of The Quran

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

That had better be a first edition .. :D

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#36

A Classic

A Classic

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Justin G
Community Member
2 months ago

Aww buddyyyy

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#37

33 Year Old Virgin

33 Year Old Virgin

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

It's like someone was writing the definition of incel

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#38

I Didn't Know Where To Post This. But This Kills Me Hahaha

I Didn't Know Where To Post This. But This Kills Me Hahaha

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Pixie
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2 months ago

Is this monopoly money?

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#39

When You Need Asterisks For Your Asterisks

When You Need Asterisks For Your Asterisks

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Joseph Kuhlman
Community Member
2 months ago

*punches in face*

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#40

Inner Monologue As Tinder Opener

Inner Monologue As Tinder Opener

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Joonscrab
Community Member
2 months ago

Yuck. I would just block lol

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#41

Guy Messages Me This Through My Facebook Ad...

Guy Messages Me This Through My Facebook Ad...

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

I assume "blue" to sit with their phone in hands, read that text and be like "what the f*ck just happened here?"

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#42

Miley Cyrus’ Brother Dmed Somebody In My Insta Feed Because She Commented “Gross” On A Pic He Posted Of Himself Choking His Fiancé. Not Sure Where To Post This

Miley Cyrus’ Brother Dmed Somebody In My Insta Feed Because She Commented “Gross” On A Pic He Posted Of Himself Choking His Fiancé. Not Sure Where To Post This

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

What has Miley Cyrus to do with this? It's a douche acting like a douche on social media. Who cares about his family ties and who cares about him?

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#43

He Tracked Her Down To Find Her Real Name

He Tracked Her Down To Find Her Real Name

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

"You gave me a wrong name AND a wrong number, so you MUST be into me" - in which reality does this make sense?

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#44

I Wonder If He Will Take Me To Court? 👀

I Wonder If He Will Take Me To Court? 👀

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Sarcastic Cow
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2 months ago

Make him refund your make-up, dress, perfume and time for that date.

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#45

Me, 6 Years Ago On This Day Thinking I'm Popular

Me, 6 Years Ago On This Day Thinking I'm Popular

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sam puckett
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2 months ago

Let me correct that for you 🙂. Notifications:7(all from apps) messages:1(from mom)

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#46

16 Year Old Me On The Far Left At A Birthday Party I Wasn’t Invited To [2011]

16 Year Old Me On The Far Left At A Birthday Party I Wasn’t Invited To [2011]

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Annamagelic
Community Member
2 months ago

This looks like someone's home. Did he really crash the party, or is he the unwelcome sibling of one of the other teens in the photo?

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#47

Influencer Doing Deadlifts In The Middle Of The Street

Influencer Doing Deadlifts In The Middle Of The Street

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May
Community Member
2 months ago

Street looks empty - as long as they're not disturbing traffic, they're not hurting anyone

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#48

That Time In 2014 That I Meant To Text My Sister About My Stepmom’s Gift, But Actually Texted My Stepmom. Funny Now. Was Not Funny Then

That Time In 2014 That I Meant To Text My Sister About My Stepmom’s Gift, But Actually Texted My Stepmom. Funny Now. Was Not Funny Then

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Panda Mona
Community Member
2 months ago

What do I do? To be honest ... I'm sending this message to Mary, pretending it was a mistake :-)

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#49

The First Tweet From Our New Congressman...

The First Tweet From Our New Congressman...

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May
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2 months ago

So many conservatives seem to have frat boy energy

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#50

What The

What The

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Sarcastic Cow
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2 months ago

That´a a lot of words for ´predator´

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