The Eternal Cringe Thread • Page 6

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Shrek, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    In retrospect, I'm pretty sure I was an annoying, clueless, self-unaware, temperamental kid/teenager. It wasn't good.
     
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  2. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    If anyone says they weren't they're lying lol
     
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  3. TedSchmosby

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    Or they're still annoying, clueless, self-unaware and temperamental
     
  4. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    Yeah, I was the my own biggest influence in realizing what a shitty person is. Takes one to know one. As much as I would say I want to erase my 14-early 20s, I'm proud enough of who I currently am and falling on my face is what got me there.
     
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  5. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    I don't think that I was that different as a teen, I also never allowed myself the freedom to do dumb teen shit and idk I think that maybe he helpful, like get it out of your system
    Like I think everyone should have a Juggalo phase or equivalent and I didn't
     
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  6. Fucking Dustin

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    I was bad at everything social as a teenager, even for teenager standards. And then at 19 I found out that as a kid I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and all of a sudden every reaction/approach I ever had to anything made sense.
     
  7. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    I was dumb, but I went through a lot between the ages of 11-13, and all things considered I landed on my feet pretty well. Didn't get in much trouble or anything. But I embarassed myself a lot.
     
  8. Dirty Sanchez

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    My hair was cringeworthy in 2009

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  9. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

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  10. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    Don't worry tho my freshman yearbook photo was me with a bowl cut and a beard in a Power Rangers shirt because I had a hard time exiting my "Im So RaNdOm" phase
     
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  11. EmmanuelSCastle

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    I think being surrounded by people I'd consider friends making the dramatic shift to scene kid saved me from having a pretty embarrassing phase as a teen cause I saw it happen. However this didn't save me from the cringiest thing of all in participating in the usage of homophobic slurs every so often as a synonym for shitty because "everyone is doing it!" Seventh grade me is one of the worst versions of myself, truly, and I regret every time I've ever hurt some closeted gay kid or perpetuated the idea that it's okay to marginalize someone for their identity.
     
  12. GEM37

    The Day Star Approaches, You Know What It Brings

    I have no idea what the fuck either of those are and I respect you for that. ✊
     
  13. GEM37

    The Day Star Approaches, You Know What It Brings

    Dying laughing at a lot of these! Trying to make a list of all the cringe moments from my life to share, but to write them all would take too long, because it's essentially my entire life.

    This one only ever occurred in my head but nevertheless...

    When I was in 3rd grade (1998), I was convinced me and my friends were gonna be in a boy band called "eXtreme Boyz."

    Our lead single was gonna be Sting's "After the Rain Has Fallen" because I didn't know you could write your own songs, and our music video would have been us dancing in leather jackets in the rain because I was #2Legit2Live

    Literally red as a beet writing this right now.
     
  14. Fucking Dustin

    Mega Guillotine we're voting for you Prestigious

    On the bright side you're not red from jalapeños on your balls
     
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  15. Jacob

    Σ of n from 1 to 36 is pretty metal Prestigious

    That’s one way to spice up your sex life
     
  16. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    One time I got a message for a job interview but I needed to call back to confirm a time. Nobody answered so I left a message. It went okay until the end when I needed to leave my callback number AND I FORGOT MY PHONE NUMBER. Y'all I just froze and was like "If you have any questions you can reach me at .............................................................................................................................................................................................." I'm sure it was like less than a minute but it felt like forever. Like you could've played the entirety of Goodbye Sky Harbor with how long I took to recover. You could've watched Titanic - including the time it takes to take out the first VHS and put in the second. Eventually I just said "....uh, you can find my number on my application kbye."


    I did not get that job. I also write my phone number down on scrap paper when I leave messages now.
     
  17. Jacob

    Σ of n from 1 to 36 is pretty metal Prestigious

    Yup I can relate to this so hard. Idk what it is but when I need to recall number sequences on the spot I just blank. SS, numbers, etc. it’s not that I don’t know them it’s just like the Sim effect where you walk into a room and forgot Why
     
  18. Jacob

    Σ of n from 1 to 36 is pretty metal Prestigious

    Sim effect is from a joke about how walking into a room and forgetting why is like if God cancelled the action you were supposed to perform, like in Sims
     
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  19. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    I was 19 when I had my first job interview. My interviewer started things off casually and asked what I had going on that day. I told him I was going to the movies later that night. When he asked what movie I was seeing, I kind of froze up because I didn't want to start off the process by saying "Jackass," so instead, I went with, "I... don't think I can say..."
    It was all downhill and sweaty after that. Did not get that job.

    I can't believe I stumbled out of the gates with that lol.
     
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  20. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    They were expensive as fuck, haha.

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    When they worked, they were cool. But they had a lot of problems, obviously :crylaugh:
     
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  21. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    I once accidentally gave my sister's phone number, it's not like I ever say mine out loud, they didn't wind up calling her wherever it was
     
  22. GEM37

    The Day Star Approaches, You Know What It Brings

    Alright, here's one from last summer.

    I had tickets to see Panic! at the Disco & Weezer at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. Unfortunately Google Maps fucked me on the drive over with a 'faster route' and I got stuck on the onramp into the venue for literally an hour. I finally managed to make it up to my seating area halfway through Panic's set, but I go to my row and it seems like my seat's been taken. I decide not to say anything and hang out in the back walkway for most of the show. Towards the back half of Weezer's set, security staff start telling us we're a fire hazard and need to move. I Say to the woman that my seat's taken, she takes a look at my ticket and then takes me there - turns out I was in the wrong row.

    I have a couple empty seats on either side of me, and to my left is a middle aged woman also there by herself. She leans over and starts talking to me, friendly enough. When she keeps initiating conversation, I suspected she might be putting out 'a vibe.' So I make a joke and then put my arm around her waist, which she leans alllll the way into. She then asks if she can kiss me, to which I'm like, 'yeah, sure.' And we make out for a bit. She asks very loudly if I've ever kissed a 48-year-old before, but I try to take it in stride because fuck it I'm making out.

    In any case, we watch the End of the show, and then make out a little more, fairly certain this is going to lead to something else. She says she's glad she met me, to which I'm like 'yeah I know lol...'

    And then she says, "I'm also glad my husband's not here."

    In hindsight, I tend to think about how there was an entire row of people behind us, silently watching this unfold.
     
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  23. Lmao. Something like this happened to my buddy when he went to a Clinton rally last year. Except she mentioned she was married before making a move, and he turned her down when she tried. He's not really a "ladies man" or whatever, but whenever that story comes up he kinda brushes it off like it was nothing. I still always imagine it as being pretty much the most awkward thing ever though.
     
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  24. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    When I was a tween/ teen I wanted to watch Closer cause I was a PATD fangirl and knew they referenced it. Except I didn't read anything about it beforehand and rented it from Hollywood Video with my mom and two older family friends who were all clutching their pearls as I tried to sink into the couch and die
     
  25. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    who isn't a PATD fangirl/boy? :crylaugh:
     
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