There are plenty of awkward things that happen in life, but most awkward moments are pretty easy to deal with. I can handle tripping in front of a stranger that I’ll never see again or forgetting my sunglasses on the subway and being forced to make weird eye contact with people.
But there’s a big difference between awkward and awful. Some things are just the worst and you never want them to happen. These are things that make you want to crawl under a rock and hide for the rest of the day. They’re things that you just can’t get past, and you’ll keep them in your bank of horrible memories for the rest of your life. You’ll keep waiting for them to be funny one day, but they won’t.
Check out these 10 things you never, ever, ever want to happen. Like ever.
Getting Walked In On
I've been walked in on one time in my life and it was by a good friend so it wasn't that bad. But I cannot imagine being walked in on by my parents or my brother or anything like that.
Walking In On Your Parents
Nope. No thank you. I'm good. I am the only proof I need that my parents had sex that one time.
Sleeping Through Your Alarm
There's nothing like waking up in a complete panic because you slept through your alarm and now you have approximately five minutes to get showered, dressed and put your makeup on before leaving the house. Good luck with that!
Your Phone Battery Dying
When my phone hits about 40% I start to get nervous because it's all downhill from there. Having a low battery is awful and when your phone dies, it's game over. What if you have an emergency? What are you going to do? This is why I bring a charger with me everywhere.
Your Parents Addressing You By Your Full Name
When my parents would yell "Caitlin Leigh" throughout the house, I knew I was in serious trouble. I haven't heard it for quite some time, but I think even if I wasn't in trouble and I heard it, I'd pee my pants.
Seeing A Teacher Outside Of Class
Teachers do not exist outside the classroom, right? Wrong. They do, but you don't want to see them. My brother once saw his elderly English teacher at the beach in a bikini. Never forget.
Getting Caught In A Lie
You probably feel guilty about this lie already, but now that you got caught you feel even worse! You have that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, and it's awful.
Embarrassing Yourself In Front Of Your Crush
This can be a number of things, but I'd rather not do anything except be adorable in front of a crush. One time in middle school this really mean girl pantsed me in front of my crush. It was the worst.
Sending A Text To The Wrong Person
Especially if you have an iPhone. You can't unsend! How do we have so many cool features, but we can't unsend a text? I don't understand. Anyway, sending a text to the wrong person is horrible. Especially if you send the text to the person you're talking about in said text. Not like I've ever done that before...
Getting Your Period In Public While Wearing White
If you've seen Degrassi, you're already thinking about poor Emma. Getting a surprise period is not fun because you likely don't have a tampon or pad and you're probably wearing something really cute while talking to a hot guy.
Have any of these things happened to you? How awful were they? What are some other things you don’t want to happen? Tell us in the comments!