We’ve all been in the following situation: Walking down the street when suddenly someone waves at you. You don’t know them, but you don’t want to be a jerk so you wave back. As soon as your hand goes up, you realize they’re actually looking at someone behind you. Now you’re waving like an idiot at a complete stranger on a busy street. There are tons of examples of situations like this that happen every day of our lives. A bunch of Redditors came up a list with of the most awkward ones.
When you accidentally make eye contact with the same person about 20 times and end up looking like a stalker.
You hold a door for someone who is way too far away. They start some kind of fucked up half-jog to get to you.
Watching a movie with your parents and a sex scene comes on.
Doing that stupid little dance when you try not to walk head on into a stranger.
When you’re with a group of people and you start telling a story and you notice that all the others have quit chit-chatting with each other to hear your story. This is when you realize that your story isn’t interesting at all.
“Will someone let [name] join their group since he/she doesn’t have a partner?”
Fist-bumping a high-five.
Accidently making eye contact through a bathroom stall.
When you introduce yourself to someone as if it were the first time meeting them, but they already know you.
Whenever a kid cries in public and the parents start to discipline them. Half of the people around are in a state of, “Oh my gosh. You monster!” While the others are mentally saying, “HIT THE BASTARD!”
When you’re shaking hands, and you grab hold of only their fingers.
When you sneeze so many times that people stop saying, “Bless you,” leaving you vulnerable to disease and/or demonic possession.
The sheer panic inducing moment when, having used up all of the 3 allotted “Whats?” when failing to hear what someone says, being forced to do the nervous and very awkward half laugh “Yeah” hoping it wasn’t a question.
Putting the condom on.
Realizing you’re walking the wrong way and having to stop dead in your tracks and turn around without looking like a crazy person.
Being at a stop sign (they were clearly there first) but they try to give you the “Go ahead.” You wave back the “No, you go ahead” you were here first wave, then nothing. Then you both start going at the same time, and eventually you just speed through the intersection thinking “Fucking idiots,” but waving “Thank you” with a happy smile.
Trying to high five a blind person.
“How are you?” “Not much”
“What’s up?” “Pretty good.”
“Happy birthday!” “You too!”
Eating a banana while staring at someone.
Racist elderly relatives.
When the guy on To Catch a Predator first figures out he is on To Catch a Predator.