Throughout 2018, we've asked the BuzzFeed Community for their absolute worst horror stories. From awkward sex fails to hilarious dating disasters, here are the stories that'll make you feel better about your year.
1. This customer service horror story:
"I worked at a store during a big summer sale, and the line for the fitting rooms went on forever. One lady stormed in and demanded to cut the line because she was in a time crunch. I wouldn't let her, but she pushed me aside and ran into an empty changing room. She was in there for 45 minutes and left without any of the clothes she brought in, so I looked in the room and there was poop everywhere: on the clothes, on the mirrors, on the walls. It was like an explosion. It didn't even look human. And guess who had to clean it up. Me."
2. This wedding fiasco:
"I was at a wedding for one of my really good friends and her fiancée, who she had been with for nearly four years. In the middle of the ceremony, my brother, who was a year younger than the groom, stood up and yelled to the groom, “We can’t live this lie anymore, Will.” Then he ran up to the front of the chapel and kissed the groom. Instead of objecting, the groom kissed him back and professed his love to him and revealed that marrying his fiancée would be a mistake. She immediately bursted into tears and ran out of the chapel."
3. This awkward sex mishap:
"My high school girlfriend asked me to come over while her parents were out for the day. After sex, we cuddled and I rubbed my foot on her leg. That kind of turned her on, so she asked me to use my foot on her and in her the next time we fooled around. Well, several days later, I got a frantic call from her that I’d given her an STI – there was inflammation, red bumps, and itching. She sent me a picture, and it dawned on me that I had actually transmitted athlete’s foot..."
4. This embarrassing celebrity encounter:
"Hugh Jackman was filming a movie nearby, so he was staying at the swanky hotel/restaurant I worked at. I ended up serving him one night, but I had just pulled a 12-hour shift so my mind was a little scrambled. My tired and nervous mind started to pour him some water, and I was delayed in asking him, 'Did you want water?' That's when I realized that I actually poured the whole bottle onto his leg, where his phone was resting. I apologized profusely, but he was such a damn-nice guy that he just looked up at me and said, 'I usually prefer it in my glass.'"
5. This server's unforgettable night:
"One time I walked up to my table, and right when I got there the wife told her husband she wanted a divorce. I stood there, shocked, as she hurried out. All I could say to the devastated husband was, 'Can I get you a beer, man?'"
6. This college student's nightmare:
"While working on an essay for a group project, I leaned too far forward to look at my laptop. My stomach activated the phone’s touch screen and sent several random pics to the group chat. Among those was a single spectacular shot of my tits I had taken for recreational use that was in no way ever meant to be seen by these five random strangers in my bio class, and yet here we were. They had just seen my goods without my consent but were thankfully so professional about it."
7. This Bob the Builder cake fail:
8. This drunken mistake:
"A couple years ago, my boyfriend and I had a party. He got pretty drunk and thought it'd be a great idea to jump over the bonfire. It wasn't. He ended up tripping, causing his legs to fall INTO the fire. Thank god he got up quickly. He had a few burns on his shins, and he smelled like burnt flesh and hair for a few days, but he recovered just fine."
9. This sibling's revenge:
"I was unemployed for a couple of months after I graduated high school and was sending résumés out like crazy. I wasn't hearing back from anyone and was getting really frustrated. Little did I know, my brother had secretly edited my résumé and added things like 'failed biology,' 'not very friendly,' 'barely graduated high school,' 'hates people,' and so on. It wasn't until I printed out a few more that I realized what he did."
10. This hilarious breakup:
"I was broken up with on the same day I got my six wisdom teeth taken out. Yes, *six* teeth. I couldn’t speak because of all the gauze and pain in my mouth, so as I was being broken up with I had to write 'WHY?' — along with the rest of the terrible, awkward, and inconvenient conversation — on a freaking piece of paper."
11. This office disaster:
"One time a colleague sent me an email with her work attached to it for review. I meant to forward the email to some friends, saying that it was the most incompetent thing I had ever received and the person who sent it clearly didn't understand her job, but I accidentally hit 'reply' instead of 'forward,' so my coworker got the email. I apologized profusely. We still have to work together pretty often, and it's so awkward for me."
12. This babysitting catastrophe:
"One time I was babysitting, and the parents told me that their 7-year-olds had permission to use the computer. We watched regular children's YouTube videos together, and then they continued to play on the computer while I made dinner. At the dinner table, the little boy suddenly shouted, 'Guess what I saw on the internet? A girl licking a guy's WIENER!' I freaked out and had to explain to the parents that I had accidentally let their child watch porn! They looked back at the Internet search history and told me their son had been trying to look up 'animal' but accidentally spelled it without the 'im,' so he looked up 'anal.'"
13. This bikini wax gone wrong:
"I was 14 and tried to shave ~down there~. It wasn't working, so I attempted to wax myself. I bought the strips and went to the bathroom to do everything, but I realized I didn't have any wax. I must have been a really stupid 14-year-old because I thought candle wax would work. I used a Yankee candle, melted it, and poured it on my private parts. I was left with the absolute worst burns. Luckily they have since healed. I'm stupid."
14. This disastrous blind date:
"I took a bus about an hour away to meet a girl for dinner on a blind date (I still don't know why I agreed to do this). We went to a nice restaurant — I had a couple of drinks and she had... a lot more. I didn't enjoy myself at all, so at the end of the night I headed back to the bus station. I ended up missing the last bus out of town and, on top of that, my card kept getting declined. I had nowhere to stay, so I walked three miles to a Denny’s. After tearfully explaining my night to the manager, he let me sleep in a booth and gave me free breakfast in the morning. No more blind dates for me."
15. This wrong-number sext:
16. This jaw-dropping family secret:
"After my uncle died, we discovered that he had a second wife who he spent most of his time with. Literally no one on either side knew this for over 25 years. He also purchased the same prefab house, same furniture, and same everything for each of his wives so their houses mirrored each other (and probably helped him to keep his story straight). Needless to say, our family dynamic changed a little after we all found out."
17. This unfortunate nipple piercing:
"I was on a date, and we hit it off instantly. After bar hopping, good conversation, and some physical chemistry, we decided to go back to his place. We started hooking up, and things got intense... so intense that he accidentally ripped off my nipple ring without me even realizing it. We finished having sex and looked down at his blood-soaked bedsheets. I'm still not 100% sure what happened, but as I looked down I saw my nipple was literally spewing blood. The piercing was nowhere to be found."
18. This crappy Disney experience:
"I was at Epcot for the first time and hadn't taken a shit in a few days, so I went to the toilet and had the largest bowel movement of my life. After I wiped and got up from the seat, the toilet flushed and I watched in horror as it blocked and filled the bowl to the brim. I thought I could just slide out of the stall unnoticed, but when I moved the censor on the toilet flushed again, and water and poop landed on my flip-flopped feet. I froze in a panic, tried to rush out of the stall, and it flushed AGAIN. As I opened the door, water and poop started flooding out of the stall. Two custodians were standing in front of me and I didn't know what to do, so I looked at the them and said "sorry" and ran away as fast as I could."
19. This slippery broken bone:
"I was at a music festival and was too lazy to go to the campsite Porta Potties, so I decided to find a place to crouch down to have a wee. Unfortunately I slipped in other people's piss, fell down a hill, and broke my leg in three places. Did I mention that I was actually 100% sober? I missed the last day of the festival, and it took me two months to get back on my feet."
20. This hairdresser from hell:
"I went to a salon to get my hair trimmed, but a few days later I noticed that my head was really itchy. I went back to the salon, thinking it was the product or something, and the hairdresser told me it was LICE! The woman who did my hair revealed that she had lice, and she passed it on to me and several other customers. It was a disaster."
21. This drunken escapade:
"One time I was drunk and walked to my friend's apartment to crash there. The door was unlocked, so I went inside, but no one was home. I noticed the apartment looked different, but thought maybe they'd redecorated. I decided to just get in her bed and go to sleep, but I drank so much alcohol that I threw up all over her room. After cleaning myself up and borrowing some clothes from her closet, I finally went to sleep. When I left the next morning, I found out that my friend had been wondering where I was all night. Apparently the apartment I slept in WASN'T HERS! Nope. I threw up in a random stranger's room, borrowed a random stranger's clothes, and fell asleep in a RANDOM STRANGER'S BED!"
22. This extremely public divorce:
"When my ex-husband told me he wanted a divorce, he did it in my favorite breakfast place: Cracker Barrel. I sobbed in the middle of a packed restaurant. We eventually separated but decided to work on our marriage. Six months later he asked me to meet him at Subway, where he told me he followed through with our divorce papers and that everything would be final in a couple of weeks. Again, I sobbed in the restaurant."
23. And this Grey's Anatomy-style bachelorette party:
"I must have eaten something awful during my bachelorette party dinner, because in the middle of the night I ran to the bathroom to puke. My vomiting woke up my sister. She stumbled through the dark to check on me, but she tripped over a suitcase and fell to the floor, screaming. We turned on the lights and saw soooo much blood. Apparently the zipper on the suitcase had partially severed her toe! We called the front desk for a medic, who arrived moments later to find one sister sobbing on the floor with half a bloody toe and the other sister puking her brains out. And we were both sober! That wasn't how I expected to spend the night of my bachelorette party."
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