In life, there always seem to be those moments where it's impossible to look cool. Whether it's swatting away a fly, the act of sneezing, or getting our from the backseat of a two-door car. Reddit user u/kuttideperumala asked: "What is something that everyone looks stupid doing?" and the responses had us feeling secondhand embarrassment.
Choking On Their Own Saliva
From Reddit user u/Justacasualstranger:
When you go to speak and choke on your own spit and sit there for 30 minutes coughing to try and collect yourself.
Reddit user u/BroffaloSoldier replied:
This happened to me during my SATs. I wasn’t speaking but somehow started to choke on my own saliva just sitting there taking the test. I just could not stop choking. I couldn’t get it together. Dead*ss silent auditorium full of people and I’m dying but trying and failing to do so quietly. People began staring angrily.
I tried to sip water and ended up cough-spraying it all over the table. You weren’t allowed to leave the room either. I looked like that meme with kid who is straining with a beet red face and veins popping out all over his neck. You know the one. It was horrible.Relatable?
Holding The Door Open A Bit Too Early
From Reddit user u/spongepogger:
Holding the door for someone at that weird distance when they're close but like you still gotta wait for like half a minute.
Reddit user u/Sweetkeetcheecks replied:
I did this once and they just walked through the automatic door next to it.
Reddit user u/gottahaverice replied:
Or being that person the door is being held for, hoping that the door holder will just go without me so I don’t have to pick up the pace or start jogging.Relatable?
Tripping Over Nothing
From Reddit user u/Cold_hard_stache:
Tripping over absolutely nothing while walking on a flat surface.
Reddit user u/Itavan replied:
Not "nothing." There's usually a painted stripe I trip over.
Reddit user u/You_Pulled_My_String replied:
My teen daughter does this all the time. I always joke with her, "It takes REAL skill to trip on air!"Relatable?
Waving To The Wrong Person
From Reddit user u/ananasandbanana:
Waving at a person who you wrongly thought was waving at you.
Reddit user u/therewastobepollen replied:
I was trying to get into a parking garage, but I couldn’t figure out how to get my ticket in. Someone watching started waving at me and said, “wave.” I was caught off guard and waved to them and asked how they were doing. They said “no, wave at the machine.” I closed my window as soon as I could and drive to a parking spot.
Reddit user u/pugmommy4life420 replied:
This happened to me and I honestly had to walk another path for the following week so no one would remember I did that.Relatable?