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Top 40 Cringiest Moments In Life

Written by on February 12, 2019

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Top 40 Cringiest Moments In Life

Accidentally ending a work call with ‘I love you’, complaining about someone when they’re right behind you and getting on the wrong train have emerged among a list of life’s most awkward moments, according to research.

A poll of 2,000 adults found more than eight in 10 have experienced a ‘FML’ moment – with waving back at someone only to discover they were waving at someone behind you the most common.

Other awkward moments include misjudging the weather and ending up in a thick jumper on a hot day, dropping your phone into the toilet and texting the person you were gossiping about by accident.

Other FML moments to appear in the list include leaving tags on new clothes when wearing them for the first time and forgetting a friend’s birthday.

Falling asleep on a stranger’s shoulder on public transport, singing your heart out in the car and being spotted by other drivers and getting stuck in an item of clothing you are trying on in a changing room.

Brits’ most common ‘FML’ moments

1. Returning a wave only to realise they were waving at someone else

2. Forgetting my friend’s birthday/anniversary

3. Misjudging the weather and wearing a jumper on the hottest day of the year

4. Forgetting to put a phone on charge overnight and so the alarm doesn’t go off

5. Spilling coffee on a fresh white shirt first thing in the morning

6. Umbrella turning inside out in heavy rain

7. Dropping a phone into the toilet

8. Forgetting headphones before a long journey

9. Someone pointing out a tag left on new clothes

10. Leaving the house in a rush and spending the whole day wondering if hair straighteners were switched off

11. Opening a handbag and the entire contents falling out

12. Telling a hairdresser you only wanted a trim but ending up leaving four inches shorter

13. Losing balance on the tube/train and landed in a stranger’s lap

14. Sleeping through an alarm and stacked it whilst running for the bus

15. Falling asleep on the tube/ train/ bus, and ending up leaning on someone’s shoulder

16. Sending a personal email to a colleague by mistake

17. Being deep into an Instagram stalk and accidentally hitting ‘like’ on a photo from 2016

18. Accidentally mentioning something to a person, then realising they hadn’t told you – but that you had actually found out through ‘stalking’ their social media channels

19. Replying all/texting the person you were gossiping about

20. Spilling food on your clothes before a job interview

21. Keys falling out of a pocket into the toilet

22. Being out and bumped into someone I cancelled plans with

23. Purchasing dream heels and then spending the whole night out regretting it

24. Rushing for a train, making it, but then realising it’s the wrong one and you’re now off to ‘Scotland’

25. Accidentally ending a work call with ‘love you’

26. Singing your heart out whilst driving alone on the motorway, only to realise a coach full of people next to you were enjoying your full, ‘live’ performance

27. Dropping a phone face down on the tube and watching everyone wait with bated breath to see if it’s smashed

28. Getting stuck in a dress in a changing room and having to text friends to help you get out

29. Forgetting to plug in headphones and playing Britney out loud on the bus

30. Pocket dialling someone and talking about them to someone else

31. Accidentally calling your boss ‘mum’ or ‘dad’

32. Spending hours fake-tanning and forgetting to wash your hands

33. Forgetting a change of clothes and having to wear gym clothes at work

34. Finding a dream dress/outfit but leaving your debit card at home

35. Being locked out of the flat when a flatmate, who had the other only key, was on a two-week holiday

36. Turning up at a friend’s wedding and spotting the same dress on three other people

37. Having lipstick on your teeth while on a long-awaited first date

38. Applied lipstick in the car without a mirror and giving yourself an ‘extra set of lips’

39. Pulling out my new bikini on holiday and realising you’ve left the bottoms at home.

Complaining about a workmate only to realise they were standing behind you


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