18 Stories From High School That Will Give You Secondhand Embarrassment
Yup, we've all been there.
1. "I accidentally texted my choir teacher 'I love you babe' instead of my boyfriend."
"My most embarrassing moment was definitely the time I accidentally texted my choir teacher 'I love you babe' instead of my boyfriend. But it gets worse...upon not receiving an answer, I continued to text my teacher all weekend, asking if he was mad at me, if he was busy over the weekend, and not to mention all kinds of mushy, lovey-dovey teenager stuff. Finally on Monday morning, I realized who I had actually been texting. I walked into the classroom, my face burning with embarrassment, and my teacher told me she wasn't mad at me, and that she 'loved me too, babe.' UGH."
—Submitted by Becky Erickson, Facebook
2. "A tissue fell out of my shirt in front of a popular girl who saw it."
"I was a REALLY late bloomer. After years of being teased I decided to stuff tissues into my bra hoping that I'd get some relief from the teasing...nope. A tissue fell out of my shirt in front of a popular girl who saw it, grabbed it off the ground, and ran around the cafeteria yelling that I stuffed my bra. High school sucked."
—Submitted by Tabitha Rox, Facebook
3. "Just when I hit the point of actual sleep, I moaned so loud it woke me up."
"My most embarrassing moment may have been that one time when I was dozing off in class during a reading session, and just when I hit the point of actual sleep, I moaned so loud it woke me up. The class was quiet, everyone was staring at me, wondering why I made a sexual-sounding noise like that. I coughed to try and cover it up, but to no avail."
—Submitted by Laura Rammeloo, Facebook
4. "I got up and my friends let me know that I had a 'pants wedgie'. The fabric was getting stuck in my buttcrack."
"I owned thin-fabric flared pants and had just become aware of panty lines. I decided to wear a thong to school for the first time to avoid the lines showing through. In drama class I got up and my friends let me know that I had a "pants wedgie." The fabric was getting stuck in my buttcrack. They let me know later in the day when it happened a second time. I never wore those pants again."
—Submitted by mimosfriend
5. "I literally had to sit there, while blood was running out of me and hoping no one would see."
"The most embarrassing thing that ever happened to me in high school actually happened on graduation day. We were all seated in the auditorium hanging out waiting to take our seats on the center stage. When the time finally came, I stood up and that familiar feeling came over me. I fucking started my period. There was literally nothing I could do. We were headed out to take our seats, listen to the speeches, and wait for our names to be called...it's not like I could run to the bathroom beforehand. I literally had to sit there, while blood was running out of me and hoping no one would see. The worst part is that when I got up to get my diploma, there was a little bloody spot on my chair. Luckily I was wearing a big black robe so it was easy to hide the spot on my gown...I just couldn't take it off for pictures."
—Submitted by stacys9
6. "Towards the end of the night, I found myself making out with a tree. In front of my entire class."
"We had an end-of-school party at my friend's place and I drank a little too much vodka. Towards the end of the night, I found myself making out with a tree. In front of my entire class. Not a great experience."
—Suggested by nivedyas
7. "I was literally two steps away from the toilet before I shit myself."
"My senior year, I volunteered to drive my next-door neighbor to school. On the day of homecoming, I'm feeling kind of sick but since homecoming was a huge deal for our school, I just chugged some juice and figured I would be fine. As I'm waiting in the car for my friend who was notoriously slow in getting ready, my stomach starts making some grumbling noises, but I just ignore them. She finally gets in the car and we're off. Now our school is kind of out in the middle of nowhere so it takes a while to get to. As I'm driving, my stomach is making noises and starting to feel really unsettled. I put my foot on the pedal and speed it all the way to school, park, and practically sprint up the stairs because I'm pretty damn sure I am about to shit my pants at this point. I was literally two steps away from the toilet before I shit myself. I had to do this sneaky crab walk over to the nurse's office so I could call my mom for fresh pants."
—Suggested by Jacki Demchak (Facebook)
8. "I ended up hugging my English teacher from the back because I thought she was my mom."
"I was waiting to get picked up after school but I got confused between my mother and my English teacher, since they wore an identical dress. I ended up hugging my English teacher from the back because I thought she was my mom."
—Submitted by darth6am3r
9. "When I laughed, I ripped the loudest and most intense fart. The whole class just stopped."
"My best friend and me were goofing around in the front row of French class one day. When I laughed, I ripped the loudest and most intense fart. The whole class just stopped. I turned around and looked at the quiet freshman who sat behind us and blamed it all on her."
—Suggested by carolinez4ac1f6d5b
10. "Once I realized I was feeling his balls, I had an OMG moment and pulled my hand out REAL FAST."
"We had to do wresting in gym class. While fighting a friend, I tried to shoot my hand between his legs to pin him down. Unfortunately, I shot my hand right up his shorts. He wasn't wearing underwear and I spent what seemed like an eternity groping around thinking, What the hell is this? Once I realized I was feeling his balls, I had an OMG moment and pulled my hand out REAL FAST. We never spoke or looked each other in the eyes again."
—Suggested by cortb2
11. "I vomited so hard that I farted audibly a couple times."
"One day I got up and ran from my math class because I had to throw up. I only made it to the hallway just around the corner from the classroom. I vomited so hard that I farted audibly a couple times. My teacher came rushing from the room while I was still puking. She ran by me muttering something about finding the janitor. I left all of my things in class and sulked off to the nurse's office to avoid facing my classmates after the symphony I just produced."
—Submitted by Justine Fitting (Facebook)
12. "I slipped on my graduation gown and flashed everyone in line."
"During my graduation I was wearing uncomfortable sandals and I brought wedges in a separate bag to change into after we walked across the stage. I thought it would be a good idea to change shoes while standing in line. When I was switching shoes, one of them fell out of my hand and as I went down to grab it, I slipped on my graduation gown and flashed everyone in line. All I could do was get up and not make eye contact with anyone. It didn't help that my friend behind me muttered, 'I don't know you'."
—Suggested by Cynthia Velasquez-Lund (Facebook)
13. "My left boob was hanging out and I had no idea until the jacket was OFF."
"About two weeks into my freshman year, I decided to wear an adorable knit top with a short jacket over it. I didn't wear a bra because it would show, plus I had 'tiny ones.' While at school, I was informed the shirt was too low and I would need to button up at least two buttons. I buttoned up and thought nothing of it. When the day was over, I walked outside and a gust of wind caught my jacket and it flipped up. I decided that since school was over, I'd just take the jacket off. My left boob was hanging out and I had no idea until the jacket was OFF. I was mortified. I don't know who saw it, but I know there were a handful of people who made comments about the impression I was making."
—Suggested by ashodc1987
14. "What looked like pink chunky chowder came shooting out of my mouth. Everybody started freaking out and trying to get out of the way."
"One week I felt as if I was going to throw up at any point in time. That entire week nothing would come out, even when I tried the finger method. Friday came along and I went the entire school day feeling horrible. I made it to my final class. Before school was over, everyone was standing by the door waiting for the bell. As soon as it rang, what looked like pink chunky chowder came shooting out of my mouth. Everybody started freaking out and trying to get out of the way. I tried to hold it in my hands so I could put it in the trash can, but by that time it was all over the floor. My classmates even had to jump over it just to get out of the door."
—Suggested by Jack Danger Kidd (Facebook)
15. "When I went down, the dress went up giving everyone in the gym a view of my bare ass. On top of that, I peed myself."
"During my junior year I decided to give blood. I did my part, donated, and as I was eating my cookie, everything started to turn black. Next thing I know, I wake up on the floor with my legs elevated. Not only did I faint, but I was also wearing a dress with a thong. So when I went down, the dress went up, giving everyone in the gym a view of my bare ass. On top of that, I peed myself. When I was finally able to stand, the nurse wrapped me in a blanket and wheeled me away in a wheelchair. To this day I'm afraid to give blood."
—Suggested by angellynnp
16. "I slowly realized that there was a cute strange boy standing directly in front of the path of my projectile saliva."
"While I was waiting in line to sign up for a field trip with some friends, I had the urge to sneeze. Out of courtesy, I turned away from them. Unfortunately, as the sneeze released I slowly realized that there was a cute strange boy standing directly in front of the path of my projectile saliva. We stared at each other in horror not knowing how to react. He slowly backed away, not responding to my profuse apologies, until he was on a full-on run away from me. I guess he didn't get to sign up for that field trip."
—Suggested by bailreckin
17. "When the bus stopped suddenly, I lost my balance and fell backward out of the seat and on to the floor. It did not stop there...I proceeded to tumble twice toward the bus driver, and then I rolled down both of the steps, landing at the door."
"When I went to my friend's house for the first time I had to take the bus home with her, since she lives in a different part of town. What I really cared about was that the cutest boy in school also rode her bus. We were late getting on and it was almost full, but we were able to sit in the third row, squeezing three to a seat. I was sitting on the edge and my back was toward the aisle. When the bus stopped suddenly, I lost my balance and fell backward out of the seat and on to the floor. It did not stop there...I proceeded to tumble twice toward the bus driver, and then I rolled down both of the steps, landing at the door. Yeah, the cute boy and everyone else noticed me. My response was to act naturally as if nothing happened."
—Suggested by Anne Vasilisin (Facebook)
18. "I walked out of the girls bathroom with my skirt tucked into my thong."
"In ninth grade, I walked out of the girls bathroom with my skirt tucked into my thong. I noticed halfway through the English hall where all of the seniors stood. I thought that if I stopped and fixed it, I would make it worse so I proudly strutted to the end of the hallway and escaped into the crowd on the stairwell. It turns out not stopping to fix my skirt didn't preserve my dignity, just the image on people's phones."
—Suggested by elizabethw47f2bb978