People Share Their Most Cringeworthy Memories From High School
School is out... FOREVER!
High school is a strange time for everyone. Nobody is getting out of those four years (well four years for most, sometimes a couple more for a few) unscathed. That special time produces a lot of memories and fodder for life. You walk away from those halls with life defining moments, some great and some you'd rather forget or only discuss while consuming vodka. And it doesn't matter if you're student, teacher or parent.
For some odd reason Redditor u/darien0803 wanted us all to take a stroll down memory lane by asking.... Reddit, what's some of your cringiest high school stories?
Breaking the Silence...Giphy
Completely dead silent class. I ripped a loud fart. I tried to play it off by saying that my mouth made the noise. Tried to emulate the actual fart with pretend farts for about 30 seconds. After each pretend fart, I'd say, "No that wasn't it, let me try again." All while sweating nervously and shaking. Ayyy freshman year of high school killed me. flipparapp
Kids are mean!
I live in a hot tropical country. But I was fat, so I tried covering it up by wearing a XXL DC hoodie everywhere I went, even under the hot sun. People would ask me why I wore a jacket, I'd say I felt cold even though I was sweating visibly.
Everybody knew why, I know that now. marcuschookt
The Sour Ewww...
Back when sour candies were all the rage, me and my friends would see who could hold the most in their mouth for the longest time. As someone who likes a challenge, I ended up shoveling a handful of those super sour "toxic waste" candies into mouth.
Unfortunately, what I failed to realize is that sour stuff causes a lot of saliva production. So when my crush entered the cafeteria and made eye contact with me, I smiled, and multicolored drool literally flooded out of my mouth and slathered itself all over my t-shirt. She said "ew" and walked away.
I died a little inside that day. albatross49
Do you Hear what I Hear?
I was in choir all four years of high school. We had a pretty crappy choir teacher, and most people only joined for the easy credit, but I joined because I wanted to sing! I had 100% enthusiasm and 0% talent. One rule our teacher repeated a lot was that we needed to be louder, and let me tell you, I took that to heart. I understand now that he was so adamant on this point not because it was the number one rule for singing well, but because all the students who were only there for the easy credit mumbled their way through our crappy little performances.
This led to all of our performances following the same pattern: 17 or so students mumbling, 3 or 4 actually good singers, and me YELLING. You would think I would learn after the first few performances. You would think our teacher would tell me to quiet down. Or that any classmate who had to sit through those horrible assemblies would give me the heads up. But no. That's how I spent all four years in choir, never gaining any skill while I yelled every song. It only finally clicked that I wasn't good when every time I asked a friend how I was, they could only reply with, "Well... I could hear you more than anyone!" T-Tyrant
Forget You Andy!Giphy
Surprisingly I didn't have many, but one from freshman year sticks out.
I was really good friends with this kid Andy. We had sort of a friend group but he and I were particularly close. Everyone used to ask all the time if we were a couple. I really liked Andy but he wanted to just be friends. Cool, no problem.
So it comes time for the Homecoming dance and I had talked to most people in my friend group about asking Andy. Everyone agreed it'd be fine because we're super close and he would obviously say yes. So after school one day I go meet this friend group where we normally met. At this point, I had truly, madly, deeply convinced myself that Andy would definitely say yes.
So I ask him in front of all of our friends if he wants to go with me. Andy just kinda shrugs and goes, "Nah." So I'm like, "Oh, aren't you going?" He confirms he's going. So I ask him if he is already going with someone. Nope. So finally I go, "Do you just not want to go with me?" And he's like, "Yeah, pretty much."
That one still crushes the soul a bit. briittanyy
Be the butt with Pride!
Went to a party 5 hours early, oblivious. A girl is inviting everyone to a party Friday night. I live out of town a bit and not entirely sure if I can get back in for the party so I just hang around after school. A buddy tells me he's going early because he plays sports with the girls brother so I should just come early to hang out. For some reason I think early is like in an hour from that point. So I head over about 5 pm to meet up. I knock. I hear come in. So I head in. I see the girl and her brother inside and I say 'buddy said he's coming early and said I should come over.' They are like 'okay dude come in and sit down if you really want to.' I do. They are setting the table for dinner. With their parents. Going to have a nice family dinner and then clean up for the party. They ask me to join them. I say yes because at this point I'm totally I'm over my head. I eat with them, help with dishes, watch a little tv, soon they are all good to go, the parents head out and the night goes forward like nothing weird happened. Next Monday I'm butt of many many jokes but people forgot about soon enough. Whyevenbotherbeing
Throw a tomato!
The most cringeworthy thing I ever saw was my Vice Principle told a joke in front of the entire school during a meeting we were all forced to attend. The joke got crickets. Then Boos. Think that's the end? Nah, this girl gets up in front of the entire school and stands up for the Vice Principle and tells us all to be respectful. She wasn't staff, she was just a student. She then got boo'd as well. I felt so bad for both of them. The-Truth__
Don't Brand People!
Worked up the courage to ask a boy out. He reluctantly said sure. I then asked if he'd want my number so he could call me sometime. He again reluctantly said sure. I then proceeded to painfully carve my number into the back of his hand to the point of almost drawing blood because I was too embarrassed to ask for his pen because mine wasn't working. Baby-Got-Books-198
Duck and eat!
I was eating an awesome sandwich. It was too filling tho. So I tossed it at the trash when I was done, but some random girl who probably has a very heated memory of this walked by and got sub smacked. I awkwardly laughed because it was unexpected. She probably thinks I did it on purpose. combustablegoeduck
My name is? Um....Giphy
Freshmen year, had a crush on this really pretty blonde girl in my algebra class. After weeks of thinking how to talk to her and asking my parents, they convinced me to just ask for her phone number. So one day after algebra is over, I was waiting for everyone to leave. She was standing there with 2-3 friends and I decided today had to be the day. I walked up, asked for her phone number. "I don't even know your name." I said "OK" and walked away. I will never forget this. Can I go back in time and kick myself in the balls? Maybe I'm lucky that's the worst that happened. rileykl
You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, or so the saying goes.
The same can be said for your interactions with cops, most of whom are perfectly happy to let minor infractions slide––When was the last time you were actually ticketed for jaywalking?––provided you're not a total Karen should you interact them.
Your local police officer likely doesn't care about jaywalking or the fact that you went five miles over the speed limit unless you give him a reason to, as we learned when Redditor Takdel asked police officers: "What stupid law have you enforced just because someone was an a-hole?"