People Admit Their Most Cringeworthy ‘Why The Hell Did I Just Say That?’ Moments

We’ve all been there–that moment where your brain just epically fails to receive information and your mouth reciprocates without taking note of anything or anyone. That ‘Damn, WTF did I just say and why?’ moment. You remember that moment where you called your teacher mom? I’m sure that was a great one. How about the ‘thank you, you are welcome, you too’ exchange? That one is a pure classic. It’s pretty obvious that the human brain suffers from the occasional brain fart from time to time and no one really can escape it. It just naturally happens, one moment you’re talking to your friend and the next you’re responding to her “Am I fat?” question with a ‘yes’ because you completely zoned out of the whole conversation. It’s life and these Redditors have come out to share some of their own cringeworthy moments.


At my friend’s wedding, which I was standing up in, I walk into the bathroom which has 1 or 2 more men in it than there are stalls and urinals for. My friend says “I guess I’ll use the handicap stall” since it was unoccupied, but apparently he wasn’t sure that he should use it. Without missing a beat, I said “That’s okay, it works for mentally handicapped people too.” It was at that point that I realized that it wasn’t my friend who said it, just some guy I didn’t know who was in his 40s or 50s (I was 24 at the time). Silence. I quickly go into the other stall which someone had just exited, pissed as fast as possible, and left without washing my hands so I would get out of there before the other guy left the handicap stall.


This was about 12 years ago. I was chatting with two female colleagues during lunch break. When the break was almost over, I wanted to ask “shall we go back to work?” – instead, for some reason I asked “shall we go to bed?”

My face instantly turned red. It was pretty awkward, but we all ended up laughing about it


Co-worker’s 8.5 month pregnant wife was strolling into the office when my 19 year old mouth said “You’re almost as big as your husband”. Thought nothing of it until an hour later when my co-worker and I had a chat about hormones.


I told my then-future Mother-In-Law she was hot. My then-future SO overheard. I was just trying to make her feel good. It did not go well.


On a first date: “You look different than your profile picture.”

Fiancée still hasn’t let it go.