These Embarrassing Stories Will Make You Face Palm

by Rachel

You know when you do something and it was just the most incredibly stupid thing and you wonder how you, a fully grown adult has survived in this hard and complicated world for so long? Sometimes, your brain just stops working and you do not make a smart choice.

It often happens for one of two reasons, the first reason, and the most excusable, is that you just never learnt something, so you never worked it out. These mistakes are often cute, and they come from a small lapse in knowledge, and they are the kind of thing people love to correct you about.

On other occasions, you have no excuse for the silly mistake, and your brain just malfunctions and, well, you are probably all too familiar with the sinking feeling that accompanies the error. The only thing you can do is face palm, and try not to run away.

Which is why the second hand embarrassment you will feel from reading these posts will be almost overwhelming. It is the kind of embarrassment that stems from the fact that you understand exactly what it is like to humiliate yourself in this small, but hilarious for other people kind of way.

1. Some people have a hard time with fractions

1. Some people have a hard time with fractions
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2. Things getting printed wrong will never stop being funny

2. Things getting printed wrong will never stop being funny
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3. These would be the driest oatmeal cookies ever

3. These would be the driest oatmeal cookies ever
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4. One trip to the doctor's later...

4. One trip to the doctor's later...

5. This problem has been made so much worse with airpods! It's so hard to know if someone is talking to you or not

5. This problem has been made so much worse with airpods! It's so hard to know if someone is talking to you or not
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6. Surely someone is trying to make a pencil out of coffee, right?

6. Surely someone is trying to make a pencil out of coffee, right?
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7. Way to make a wrong number more embarrassing than it already is

7. Way to make a wrong number more embarrassing than it already is
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8. Some counterfeit money is good quality but there is no excuse for accepting this

8. Some counterfeit money is good quality but there is no excuse for accepting this
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9. Sometimes when people fake something to try and go viral it ends up backfiring on them really badly. But unfortunately they still end up getting the attention that they want!

9. Sometimes when people fake something to try and go viral it ends up backfiring on them really badly. But unfortunately they still end up getting the attention that they want!
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10. Parking tickets are generally not given out for speed

10. Parking tickets are generally not given out for speed
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11. Be very careful with the screenshots you use for inspiration!

11. Be very careful with the screenshots you use for inspiration!

12. As someone who doesn't entirely understand the different between a panther and a lion I relate to this

12. As someone who doesn't entirely understand the different between a panther and a lion I relate to this
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13. Personally, I am a fan of llama thrust

13. Personally, I am a fan of llama thrust

14. This woman was texting her car insurance. They asked for "front, back and side shots." She misinterpreted what they meant. (An honest mistake, but what would the insurance company want with a bunch of selfies?)

14. This woman was texting her car insurance. They asked for
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15. Ah, zero, the never used candle...

15. Ah, zero, the never used candle...

16. This is literally a worst case scenario--the AAA are supposed to rescue you!

16. This is literally a worst case scenario--the AAA are supposed to rescue you!
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At the end of the day, there is nothing more embarrassing than doing something silly, and then having other people know that you’ve done something silly. So I guess it sucks more for all these people having their awkward moments shared on the internet.

At least though, there is no harm done, and all of these people have the chance to learn from their unfortunate little mistakes. On the bright side though, we all get a good little giggle out of their misfortune.

Have you had a moment where you did something so dumb, all you could do was facepalm? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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