25 People Confess The Most Awkward Situation They’ve Ever Been In


About a year ago, I was in an uber coming back from work. It had been a long 17 hours of work. I had not eaten anything the whole day. So I’m in the uber cab and just put on my headphones to relax. However, I had really bad gas. I would try and let it out slowly; didn’t work too well. But I was too tired to care. Then when right before he was dropping me off, he said “I’m giving ya a 1 star cuz yo stinking farting ass” and for 30 seconds I felt very awkward.


I was searching someone on facebook just to lurk their profile, wasn’t any weird intentions, just someone I used to go to school with and was curious to see how her life was going. A few minutes later I realized instead of searching her, I’d posted her name as my facebook status. Alcohol was potentially involved.


Wanted to jump scare my neighbor while she was relaxing on her couch. Probably too relaxed: She immediately farted the most hearty and uproarious fart when I jumped in from behind the couch.


At breakfast with my ex-girlfriend’s family when her dad confessed to drowning their cat in burlap sack (like 10 years prior). This was the result of a conversation where they were already talking about how her father cheated on her mother years prior. I just sat there quietly eating my pancake.


On a date at a local pub here. I got there first, walk in and sit in the quietest section so my date and I can talk, the waitress comes by when I’m on my phone and SLAMS two menu’s down on the table. I look up and see a surly waitress who all but growled at me (it’s my ex husbands ex mistress). My date gets there and rather than say anything I suffer through the terrible service. When it comes time to pay the bill, She brings it over hands it to my date and stared at the ceiling while I stared out the window while he stared back and forth at both of us wondering WTF was going on.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.