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Humour - 10 Awkward Moments

Updated on April 13, 2013

In life, we try to be so cool and organised, but there are always a few awkward moments. Such as:


1) Disappearing Acts - That awkward moment when you set something down for one second and it disappears off the face of the earth.

2) Music - That awkward moment when you listen to a song and every single word perfectly describes your situation. You wonder if the artist stalks you.

3) Bless you!! - That awkward moment when you try to hold back a sneeze in a quiet room and end up making an alien noise, that gets everyone's attention.

4) Anger - That awkward moment when you are angry with someone and slam the door, then realized you forgot something, so you have to go back.

5) Spelling - That awkward moment when your tattoo artist doesn't know the difference between: Your and You're.

6) Talking - That awkward moment when your gum decides to fly out of your mouth mid-conversation.

7) Out with friends - That awkward moment when you say to your friends, “Don't look” and of course they all immediately turn around and glare obviously.

8) Hide and Seek - That awkward moment when you put something in a safe place, so you don't forget where it is and then you forget where the safe place is, when you need it. (Always happen with my Credit Cards)

9) Staying overnight with friends and their family - That awkward moment you flush the toilet in the middle of the night and it's the loudest sound in all the universe.

10) Phone Calls - That awkward moment when you ignore someone's phone calls and when they call you from someone else's phone, you answer it.


Thanks for reading. Did I miss any? ٩(•̮̮̃•̃)۶



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    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, UK

      @Feline Prophet



      Thanks so much. Just reading your comments now. I was away for a few weeks. I am glad you enjoyed reading it. Best wishes, Elena.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      All moments I have experienced! Great post and it put a smile in my morning. Thanks.

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      5 years ago

      Awesome...the moment i dip into Hubpages after a long time and read this article.

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      Feline Prophet 

      5 years ago

      What's life without a few awkward moments? :)

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, UK

      @Mary - Thanks. I will look for the Hub you mentioned. I look forward to reading it. Glad you stopped by.

      @Fullerman - Aaawh... I'm glad you found them eventually.... and there's never anyone around to blame because you were on your own. Thanks for sharing.

      @Pinto - Cheers Pinto - Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for your comments on the lay out. Best Wishes.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, UK

      @Lorlie6 - Cheers Laura. Good to see you again. I'm glad you stopped by.

      @TeacherJoey - Ooops. Well, in the morning we are always in a Fast Forward Mode. Lol. Thanks for sharing that funny comment.

      @Sarah Christina - Thanks Sarah. That was funny to read. The sunglasses one reminds me of a few times, when I have been searching for my mobile phone, while listening to music on it. Completely absorbed in the music. I'm glad you stopped by.

      @One2get2no - Oh so funny but aaawh... that happened all in the name of Love. You didn't want to wake your girl friend. So thoughtful, yet so windful. Thanks. :-)

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, UK

      @AlwaysExploring - That's so funny, but kind of handy. Hopefully, no one should guess that password. Thanks Ruby. ;-)

      @Vellur - Cheers. Thanks so much for stopping by. :-)

      @ImKarn - Nice one. Why bother?..... most people have these moments. A positive thing is, we weren't caught on Camera. :-)

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, UK

      @bac2basics - Thanks for sharing some more. IBS must be a tough one. I'm glad you enjoyed the Hub. Best Wishes. :-)

      @RoseMay - Lol. You should write a book about Dawn, not that you've kind of got her character in your head. Oh, I'm still laughing. Thanks for sharing.

      @MsDora - So True, Just once is enough. Thanks for stopping.

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      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I went into laughter splits. Very nice of you. I really liked the way you jotted down the things.

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      Ryan Fuller 

      5 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Number one happened to me today. I laid some reports down on my desk went back to work them and they were gone. I mean it took me forever to find them. I felt like I was losing my mind. I have had a few of these other things happen too. Great and fun hub. voted up and awesome.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Well, what a surprise! I see my Hub as a related one to this one about "What Kind of Friends Do You Have"

      I enjoyed reading your awkward moments: I've had millions of them, too.

      Voted UP and shared.

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      Philip Cooper 

      5 years ago from Olney

      Great hub...funny and true too. I have a recent moment. After eating beans I woke up needing to pass wind and not wanting to wake my girlfriend decided to not go to the on-suite but go downstairs to the cloakroom. I didn't turn on the light and consequently slipped on the stairs and sat down with a hard bang, all semblance of self control left me and I passed wind. Not only did my girlfriend wake up but it seemed that half the neighbourhood would have heard it too.

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      Sarah C Nason 

      5 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Nice hub, I've definitely experienced most of those moments at one time or another in my life. Having always been kinda a shy nerd and having many awkward moments as a result I have a few of my own:

      That awkward moment when you are REALLY absorbed into whatever you are talking about and you tend to move your arms around a lot when you talk, and you didn't put the lid on your drink tightly, thus causing you to spill it on the other person. (Related: accidentally hitting someone in the face because they come walking from behind you and pass you...wap).

      That awkward moment when you realized you sat on a piece of gum and it stuck to your ass.

      That awkward moment when you are looking for your sunglasses and then realize you left them on your head.

      That awkward moment when you start to tell a story and forget the ending or what your main point was.

      That awkward moment when you randomly run into an Ex. (even more awkward if you're with your current boyfriend/husband).

      That awkward moment when you run into your high school crush (or anyone from high school, really) looking like a slob during a late night run to the store.

      And finally (though I'm sure I'm forgetting a few) that awkward moment when you wake up late and get dressed in a rush, only to later realize you put your shirt on inside out. -_-

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      5 years ago

      Good morning sister.

      Thank you for the morning laugh.

      How about when you go to say something and a burb comes unexpectedly out instead, when the service calls for a quiet moment of prayer and a loud fart explodes without warning, one time while waiting for the bus I noticed everyone staring at me and then realized I forgot to put my pants on.

      God bless you with wonderful moments when He shares His amusing humour with you.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      5 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Elena-of all these hysterical awkward moments, I suppose #4 is my absolute favorite!

      Awesome job,


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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      LOL...adorable, Elena..but yes - you did forget one!

      That awkward moment when you just don't care anymore about your being awkward!

      Lol..that's bout where i'm at...kinda like f*** it...ya know?

      OOPS - now - that was awkward!

      love ya...come on by some time - coffee's on!

      voting and sharing on...

      happy sunday, dear!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      Enjoyed reading and had a good laugh. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      These were You didn't mention pass word, i forgot mine and was tempted to change it to ( I don't remember. ) Hee....

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      These are good--and funny. You just don't want to experience them again with the same person or persons present.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Came here from Sunshine Times and so pleased I did.

      Thanks for this awesome read which has me laughing this morning. Got caught with most of these at one time or another. Had one awkward moment which stretched to months. The supermarket manager where I shopped came and asked me how my friend Dawn was. No idea who he was talking about but didn't want to embarras him so assuming 'Dawn' must have been ill or moved house or something for him to ask I just said "Oh you know she's getting there" BIG MISTAKE after that every time I went in he asked me and of course it was too late to tell him I didn't know 'Dawn'

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, UK

      @DanaTeresa - So True, Dana. Thanks. Lovely of you to stop by and thanks for your funny shares on Facebook.

      @Jools99 - Sneezes are so hard to stifle. Just let it all out. :-) Thanks for stopping.

      @VocalCoach - I'm glad you enjoyed them and hope it's a lovely weekend for you too. Thanks.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, UK

      @James-Wolve Aaawh.... Thanks. Good to hear from you. All my Contact details are on my Website. :-) Hope life is treating you kind. Take Care and Blessings to you too.

      @BillyBuc - Thanks Bill. Glad it gave you a good giggle. Have a lovely weekend.

      @Sunshine625 - Lol. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I think out of being polite we don't like to correct people when they call us the wrong name. (that's my excuse) I appreciate you stopping by and for also sharing it on Facebook. Best Wishes.

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      5 years ago from Spain

      Hi Lady E. I have a few to add to your list. As you get older it´s possible to completely forget someones name for a second or two even though you have known them for years, this is not only embarrasing but worrying . Have you ever suffered from irritable bowel syndrome ? if not let me tell you it´s the pits and can cause far more embarrasment than every single thing on your list. I did laugh at the chewing gum flying out of your mouth mid conversation though, just glad I was not the person being talked to :)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      What a fun way to begin my day :) Enjoyed all of these awkward moments and have experienced most of them. Nice to have some company~

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      5 years ago from North-East UK

      Great hub - I have a very distinctive Aaaaah Shoo sneeze and I can never stifle it...awkward! And yeah "Don't turn around but..." and people still do it! So annoying...and awkward :o)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I have another awkward moment, when someone calls you the wrong name and you don't correct them. Oh my! Haha!

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      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      very cute. I have had almost all of these happen to me, more than once!

      there is something special about being able to get together and share the silly things in life that make us human....thank you for this.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I had a few of these awkward moments. I recently had one when I was having a conversation with someone. Right in the middle of our chat I called him by the wrong name! I knew his name, I have no idea why I said another name. Haha! Awkward, but I managed to save myself. Ha!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was laughing of course because I have lived a few of these awkward moments. Thanks for the laugh my friend, and have a great weekend.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Awesome.All of us at least have been in one of those situations:)I am like you,I always forget where I put my things.I really have a big problem with KEYS hehe ..There are sometimes moments when I wave back at someone who wasn’t waving at me!

      I am glad you showed up after a long time.I really miss you.I tried to contact you there but I got no messages.So,I quited :) lol

      Many blessings to you.


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