We've all tried to act cooler than we actually are, especially in middle school. Redditor u/universechild333 asked, "What are your cringey 'I'm not like other girls' stories that you're embarrassed about or were unfortunate enough to witness?" and the internet did not hold back.
Mainstream Music? Oh, You Wouldn't Know Them...
From Redditor u/Pagunseong:
In high school, 2016, I had a girl convince me that I was basic because I listened to whatever was on the radio and knew the songs. I have four sisters, so of course I do- they didn't like my music. Well, one day, I caught her listening to a certain band and went "Oh what are you listening to?" She went, "Oh, you wouldn't know them, they're VERY out of your taste." I don't have a taste in music. I ask her to share the details, and she just kept telling me I didn't know them, and that she was going to their summertime concert just to appease the metalhead boys in our choir." Oh really? Where's the concert?""Oh, it's in New York!" "Oh really? My dad never scheduled a concert there." Her heart visibly dropped as soon as she pieced two and two together. I have the same last name as the drummer. The band is local. It's my dad's band. I cringed so hard writing this because I can just remember her trying to convince me I didn't know my dad.1,67050Awkward?
'One Of The Guys'
From Redditor u/87319496:
In high school, I had this friend who tried so hard to be “one of the guys” to the point where she would call herself that often. I didn’t realize how cringey she was until I ran into her at a party in my 20s. She walked up to my boyfriend (currently my fiancé) grabbed his hat, put it on her head backwards, then asked for a haul of his cigarette (she doesn’t even smoke) and coughed profusely. She then proceeded to play punch him in the stomach and started calling herself “one of the guys” again. A few of us just looked at each other awkwardly and slowly trickled away.1,16232Awkward?
The Girl Who Was 'Scared' Of Elevators
From Redditor u/User1539:
Friend of mine started dating the single most dramatic girl I've ever met.
We lived on the 4th floor. We always took the elevator. So, we all get in to go down to the lunch hall, and she literally dashes for the corner and starts rocking back and forth in a really sad act at being terrified.
He runs over to hold her and explains, "She's terrified of elevators."
First, she lived with us, on the same floor, for two months and we've all seen her on the elevator acting normal.
Second, if you were really terrified of elevators, you'd just walk the 4 floors. It wasn't even that far up.
Third, her acting was just terrible.
Of course, a few weeks later, she forgot all about it and went back to acting normal on elevators again.1,24042Awkward?
'Not One Of Those Girls Who Wear Heels'
From Redditor u/sorrygirl818:
I was my best friend's maid of honor a few years back and we were wedding dress shopping and this one quirky bride came in was like "Whatever dress I get has to go with my red chucks, I am not one of those girls who wear heels, I've always been different." And the shop lady was like... "Actually, second to a traditional heel or ballet flat, chucks are a super common choice for our many low-maintenance brides." And her whole attitude just deflated.1,35565Awkward?