30 Of The Most Embarrassing High School Memories, As Shared By Our Community
Ah, high school - a time of discovery, friendships, and unforgettable experiences that stay with us forever. Every memory, from heartwarming to cringe-worthy, shapes who we are today.
And now, as we take a trip down memory lane, I couldn't help but think of some of the most embarrassing or intense high school memories. So, without further ado, let's scroll down and relive those tales together with our fellow pandas!
In my sophomore year, I had an obsession with stuffed animals. And there was this one boy, who thought it wasn’t very masculine of me, so he decided to pick on me. I was okay with this since he just teased me and called me girly. But one day I thought it would show him if I went to school in a dress with pigtails. He was absent. The principal called me into the office because he thought I might have had a mental disability. 🙃
There was a blood drive at my high school, I had just turned 18 three days previous, so I qualified to donate. I donated my pint, and then stupid, vain me said no to the cookies and juice they offer after and went on to class. I was in class for about 10 minutes, and I fainted. I woke up on the floor, my desk and books on top of me, and the whole class standing over me staring while the teacher yelled, "DON'T MOVE! I'M CALLING THE NURSE!!!!"
Eat the cookie, people.
Easily answered... at a ball in the Student Association, I was dancing a slow,romantic dance with my crush at the time... he tightened his grip around my waist... and I let go of a noisy fart!! I just wanted to die on the spot
I have ADD and in HS my grades were irregular. If I was interested in the subject, great, if I wasn't, then not so much. Once I aced a test on a great subject. Teacher asked me if I cheated. I was so shocked I started to cry. Teacher was "Sorry! I'm so sorry"! I think he was as embarrassed as I was.
When I asked multiple people if I could sit with them at lunch and everyone said no so I had to eat in the bathroom
I had a crush on this girl when I was idk 11 or 12yo. So I gathered all my courage, walked over the entire class to the other side of the room where she was, and asked "I like you a lot. Will you be my girlfriend?". Then she just slapped my face in front of everyone and said nothing. The worst part was slowly walking towards my spot in the class with everyone looking and laughing...
I felt really weird during a school assembly, and when the room went quiet I burst out laughing (I don't know why!) and was unable to stop. Multiple times the teachers called me out in front of the whole school, but I was laughing too much to answer. Eventually one of them dragged me outside, and started telling me off, but I just laughed harder. I guess I ran out of air because next thing I know, I'm on the floor with a bunch of teachers staring over me!
I almost made it out of high school without major incidents, but then in the last year, on the day we were going on our final afternoon classtrip, I peed myself during class because I was too shy to ask to go to the bathroom. Not knowing what to do, I just sat there hoping no one noticed until the girl next to me yelled at the teacher that something smelled funny. Got sent home, couldn’t go on the class trip and to make things worse 15 y/o me thought I could save face the next day by telling everyone I’d had a "bladder infection". It’s even more embarrassing 20-odd years later to be the only one on this list so far who peed herself, my parents assured me at the time this kind of thing happened to everyone at least once during high school. :p
This didn't happen too long ago, like right before the pandemic hit. I had a really evil teacher. She was pretty racist/homophobic, often "lost" my papers, and tried to get me suspended twice.
Anyways, this one time my period came a few days early (and heavy) so I asked her I could go to the bathroom. This was like ten minutes before class ended but she still said no. I discreetly told her what was going on and she pretty much told the whole class I was on my "womanly times". So I bled through my pants and on my chair. And then when class ended, she held back the whole class and had me leave first because I "wanted to go so badly". So my entire class saw the mess.
I was f*cking mortified. And nobody could do anything because she was retiring soon.
Oh, and the icing on the cake was that I was dating her daughter at the time. So yeah, that didn't work out.
An English teacher I didn't really get along with pulled up next to me while I was walking home after school and honked her horn. I thought she was extending an olive branch and offering a ride home. I smiled and graciously declined as I was meeting friends. Turned out she was honking for her friend that that lived in the house I was walking in front of. She acted like I was an idiot for the rest of the semester. 🙄
Not high school but middle school. One day in my seventh grade history class I was on my period and bled through my pants (ah, joys of womanhood). I took off my flannel shirt to tie around my waist and was wearing just a camisole. My history teacher came over and dress-coded me for having "spaghetti straps." I was forced to take off my flannel and put it back on. Thankfully we were just sitting at our desks and I managed to tie it back around my waist and slip out of the classroom at the end of the period, but damn! That was pretty embarrassing.
So when I was in 3rd grade, I was really sensitive and cried very easily when I got pis***. One day, my crush at the time was mean to me (aka being annoying which was "mean" at the time) and I started crying. When I cried, I CRIED. I could literally barely breathe (not joking). So the teacher asked me what was wrong, I told her and she made my crush apologize to me but I COULDN'T STOP CRYING. I couldn't even speak because I would just inhale and exhale really quickly and it couldn't be stopped. That was so embarrassing because my crush had almost liked me at some point. :(
When I was in 5th grade, I went to the bathroom and didn't lock the door. My classmate came and opened the door. I shouted,"close it!" She locked the door and I stayed there for two hours. Our school peon heard me screaming and let me out. I didn't attend classes for three days.
Maybe not embarrassing, but this happened on Monday. At 4 AM we got a call that my uncle died. I didn´t know what to do and went to school. During lunch break I just sat there, trying to call my mum. Deputy headmaster walked past, called me a satanist for being sad and gloomy, and I told him to F himself (In Slovak, repeatedly). This was in front of other staff and students, albeit not many. And even after he cussed back at me, I threw back worse, because I did not give a f**k. My only uncle died hours ago and I had 0 shits to give. In the end, I got into no trouble at all. 16 years later I found that the man vanished after he was found to be a pedo.
Earlier this year I fell and faceplanted in front of all my friends and everyone right outside the library. Also I once got knocked into a trophy case because I was accidentally shoved and it made such a loud noise that everyone turned to look at me and I wanted to die.👍
Having a crush on a high school senior as a freshman. Being "young" and undoubtedly naive, I asked them out... and I was not prepared for the social hell I went through for the next two weeks.
Bathrooms were few and far between in my high school. My previous class let out late because of A-hole disruptive students. I ran to the girls' locker room because I needed to pee and was already gonna be late. Got my gym clothes on, rushed towards the bathroom stalls. Female gym teacher grabbed my arm and told me to get out, I was the last person and she needed to lock the doors. I said "please...need to pee bad...I will be quick!" She told me "No! Get out! You should have peed before class!" It was a 45-minute PE class and my bladder was already straining. She forced me to play tennis because I went to the male gym teachers to plead my case and she didn't like that. While I played tennis trying not to jostle around too much, I felt a painful and literal POP in my groin, and then I felt hot liquid run down my legs. I was 14 years old and peed myself in public simply because she locked the gym doors and the next nearest girls' bathroom was on the other side of the campus and I wouldn't have made it. If she hadn't physically stopped me there was security between me and it and with no note they would have returned me, or worse put me in on campus suspension...worst day of my life. I was lucky gym was my last class. I squelched all the way to my mom's car and broke down crying from embarrassment.
I had once gone to a school party and saw a friend there. I started to give her a surprise hug and realized that it was a totally different person.
Let me just preface this with two things:
One: Every year in the spring, my house would get infested with small black ants that no amount of Raid nor traps nor Zeus' almighty thunderbolts could get rid of -all- of them.
Two: I always brought a lunchbox rather than buy the school lunch.
See where this is going?
Well, one fine spring day, I bring my lunchbox as usual to school, whipping it out at lunchtime to eat. As soon as it is placed on the table and opened ever so slightly, Satan's black parade started swarming out of my lunchbox and all over the lunch table. Every ant that had magically disappeared after cleaning the counters must have found refuge in my bag that morning. Needless to say, my lunch had to be thrown out and the principal landed up giving me money to buy something from the school cafeteria.
Of course, this event could have ended there, but nope. After lunch ended and I had returned to class, the ants had decided that their performance was a hit and prepared oh so generously an encore. Out from my binder, reminiscent of the Olympic opening ceremony, came dozens of even more ants appearing in every direction and covering my desk. As this was going on, my best friend armed herself with her finest pencil and lowered the eraser side down on the ants as if playing a strange game of whack-a-mole, killing them all while I stood absolutely horrified for the second time that day.
Somehow, after all that, the day proceeded as normal with no ant to be seen in my locker nor bookbag. It was as if the ant vanquisher had succeeded in her noble duty, closing the curtain on the great ant saga.
Now, this has never happened in years before, and luckily had it happened for the remainder of the year. As for the rest of my time in high school, I decided to skip the lunch period altogether, picking up another class to take instead. Of course, this choice was not because of the ants....for the most part.
There was a special dance where seniors would be auctioned off and would be the date for the dance. Sounds kinda messed up now but it was a fundraiser.
I have no clue what provoked me to join, but i did.
The auctioneer kept trying to get someone to bid for me. No one. He eventually pawned me off to a grade 9er who didn't want me at all and shook his head.
So in front of the whole school i was rejected.
More hilarious than embarrassing. I was yukking with a friend of mine in P.E. class, showing how far I could jump backward. I jumped back a little too far and dropped to the floor like a rock directly on my stomach. Probably scared my friend half to death with the noise of a dying mouse. Had to get a teacher to take me aside to catch my breath.
High fever watching football game, stumbled into girls' bathroom. Lucky I moved away shortly after
1st day of senior year in high school, friends and I got there early to catch up. Sitting on the floor chatting when we hear "eeww that's nasty " from a group of new freshmen behind us. We pay no mind to them because, stupid kids,doing childish things didn't deserve our attention. About 20 seconds later one of them taps me on the shoulder to let me know my underwear (not a thong) was hanging out. 😳 always check that they're tucked in now. Killed me that my cute outfit for the day was clearly not good then.
As an introvert trying to pass myself off as an extrovert (bc back in the '90s "wallflowers" weren't cool) EVERY DAY in high school was my most embarassing memory.
First day of Grade 9… all the freshmen were to meet in the gym, and the upperclassmen were all in the balcony watching. I walked in alone, but saw my best friend across the gym, so hurried to meet up with her. Tripped over my penny-loafers and fell flat on my face… best friend turned away like she didn’t even know me.
In high school, senior year, I was having coffee at the cafeteria with a really cute girl. Turned out we share hobbies. As we talk, I began waving my hands a lot (something I still do), and I accidentally dipped my finger in really hot coffee. I shook it off and sprayed both of us with coffee. She ran away. The whole cafeteria saw that, and all of them laughed. Next time we saw each other she pretended not to know me... Thanks God this was before smartphones...
Arguing with a guy I thought liked me; he was negging me in front of his friends for bro points. I gave a super cutting response back which shut him up, turned to go down the stairs to the cafeteria, and tripped on a one-inch step up. My friends took both my arms and led me down the steps. EVERYONE laughed, me included!
I have at least one for every year that still haunt me but this one pops into my head first every time. I was ‘going out’ with a boy on the football team, which pretty much just consisted of him coming to sit with me at lunch. He was very much a social butterfly, like I was, and would hang out with different people each day, which was totally cool with me as I did the same. However, he never included me and weeks would go by without us ever having lunch together. This annoyed me because he still claimed I was his girlfriend and I wasn’t allowed to eat lunch with any other guy friends without getting the third degree. One day I decided I was tired of it. The catalyst being that for once I only wanted to have lunch with my bestie and he suddenly decides to grace me with his presence. So I gave an impassioned speech about respect and boundaries, and that I refused to be ignored any longer and it was over. However, I forgot as I stood up at the end of my speech to make my dramatic exit, that the seat I was in at the cafeteria table was the one connected by a metal bar about ankle level. Said ankle got hooked on said bar and unceremoniously dumped me on the cafeteria floor as ruthlessly as I had just dumped him. At first I was relieved because it happened so quietly that no one else seemed to notice. But then my bestie started laughing. And she was known for having a laugh like deranged chimp and hyena in one. Immediately everyone turned to look. I quickly got up, brushed myself off, and with as much dignity as I could muster, said excuse me and left. The last time I spoke with him he mentioned that he couldn’t remember why or how we broke up. I just said I couldn’t either and left it at that.
I've always struggled with my emotions and it got really bad after my parents' divorce and I would often just start crying for no reason. Embarrassing every single time which only made it worse.