19 Childhood Moments That Were The Absolute Worst

You probably repressed the memory of having the note you were passing in class read aloud by your teacher.

1. When you finally got around to watching a TV show you’d taped, only to find out your parents or, worse yet, your siblings had taped over it:


2. When you passed a note in class and the teacher caught you, and then read the note aloud:

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“Jason says, ‘Do you like me, yes or no?’ Well, do you, Stephanie?”

3. When the teacher asked you to write an answer on the overhead projector and your sweaty palms smeared all the marker ink:

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Plus the blinding light was intimidating AF, which added to your nerves.

4. When you agreed to get only ONE toy out of the vending machine and you got the crappiest thing in there:

“MOM…please! Just one more quarter, I see the toy I want…it’s right there near the front.”

5. When you got 99% into burning your CD only to have an error occur:

“NNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!” —you in 2002.

6. When your parents revoked your Blockbuster renting privileges after you forgot to return a video:

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Nothing was worse than being called out by the cashier at Blockbuster while trying rent a new video as your mom gave you a death stare.

7. When, two days into the beginning of the school year, this happened to your three-ring binder:

You knew it was inevitable, no matter HOW carefully you closed your binder.

8. When your teacher had NO chill and just stuck a bunch of red cards into your daily progress board:

“Great, now the whole class knows I’m not doing well in math!”

9. When your favorite song finally came on the radio and you recorded it, only to have the DJ start talking at the end of it:

Ugh, I can’t believe I listened to the entire weekend countdown for this!

10. When you ran out of internet minutes mid-month and you had NO extra free trial AOL CDs:

“Wait, Mom, why did you throw out the extra discs?! I needed those.”

11. When you were about to beat a level and all of a sudden your sibling or friend would trip on the wires, disconnecting the controller from the Nintendo console:

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Or worse, if they tripped and pulled the entire console from the shelf!

12. When you were in the middle of a test and your only eraser broke:

Then having to carefully hold it in order to erase, but ultimately smudging the paper with your hand.

13. When you walked in and saw the TV cart in your classroom, only to find out it was for the next period:


14. When you thought you’d stealthily sharpen your pencil during class, but instead everyone turned around and looked at you because it sounded like you were starting a chainsaw:

All those eyes staring at you at once!

15. When you were chilling with your friends and all of a sudden your braces wire popped:

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“That’s OK, guys, just leave me here at the mall while I die from this puncture wound in my cheek.”

16. When you cleaned your mouse and then it worked for three minutes before not working again:

And you’d shake it up and down in fury.

17. When you popped your favorite movie in the VCR and all of a sudden heard a crinkle sound:

You knew the VCR ate your tape, but you still hoped it was something else you heard.

18. When it was Scholastic Fair Day at school and you realized you forgot your envelope of money at home:

Then having to ask your teacher if you could get a pass to call your parents from the administration office.

19. And finally, when this happened just as you were about to have lunch:

And of course, you spilled juice all over the place.

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