Sometimes, smart people do dumb stuff. It’s a myth that people have their lives together when they “grow up,” even if those people have been in school for half their lives.
Twitter user @Herne_TheHunter is a 39-year-old psychotherapist with two degrees who had, unbeknownst to them, “a sock up my shirt sleeve all morning.” Their funny outfit SNAFU went viral, and it prompted dozens of people to share their own cringy moments of excruciating embarrassment.
• I’m 39-years-old
• I have two degrees
• I’m a doctor
• I’m a member of a Royal College
• I have had, unbeknownst to me, a sock up my shirt sleeve all morning
— Dean Dong Merrily On High (@Herne_TheHunter) July 13, 2020
Here are 30 of the funniest responses people shared about their own mishaps:
I once booked an appointment at a chiropodist / podiatrist because my foot hurt. When I got there, I discovered there was a comb in my shoe. I am bald.
— Tim Wilkes (@TCEW64) July 13, 2020
I’m 39yrs old
I have gcse’s, btech diploma, vet nursing qualifications NVQs
I was a vet nurse now occupational therapy assistant
I once went to buy a sandwich in my break only to pull out a cat testicle with my cash that had fallen in my pocket whilst cleaning post surgery.
— Kelly Ann (@KellyBarkhuizen) July 13, 2020
As a medically qualified lawyer I went to court and did a whole hearing with the back of my jacket covered in Winnie the Pooh stickers.
— ali malsher (@AliMalsher) July 13, 2020
I’m older than you, have four degrees ( not trying to top trump you on latter two !) etc, etc I once took off my bra at a mammogram and a large leaf of lettuce flew out ! 😂
— Lorna (@TallSpire) July 13, 2020
At a friend’s posh wedding meal I went to the toilet and returned during the speeches, skirting round every table to get to ours at the far end of the room, with the hem of my floaty skirt tucked into the top of my pants/tights waistband. My whole arse was on show to the room.
— Spey Quine (LD) 🐈🐓🐝🏴 (@speyquine) July 13, 2020
I’m 50, deputy chief executive of a national organisation and yesterday I made this error. pic.twitter.com/AoUU3urEYi
— Saffron Cordery (@Saffron_Policy) July 14, 2020
I got through the day until lunchtime (a while ago) before someone said to me what do you have on your feet. This was a sign I needed to slow down, I didn’t even notice the difference. pic.twitter.com/uGrpspHUDF
— KarenKessack RN SCPHN (SN)💙 (@KKessack) July 13, 2020
Former teaching colleague put tampon in his jacket pocket to save wife taking a bag on a night out. Slightly red faced when he pulled it out next day to write on the board thinking it was chalk!
— guernseylib (@guernseylibrary) July 13, 2020
As an attending psychiatrist, my son was hospitalized. He won a teddy bear at a pyjama party & asked me to take it home. I stood outside at night at -25°C dressed only in PJs & a coat, clutching a humongous teddy bear, trying to flag down a taxi. Luckily no one called 911 instead
— A_Typical_Psychiatrist (@AtypicalPsych) July 13, 2020
– I’m 38 years old
– I have a PhD in neuroscience
– I’m a parent
– I have got my tongue stuck to a frozen spoon, smeared toothpaste all over my face as I mistook the tube for E45, mown over the lawnmower power cable, cut my finger to the bone by cutting a bread roll in my hand
— Vicca TJ (@DrVicca) July 13, 2020
I’ve also been bitten by an unreasonable number of animals including penguins (on two separate occasions), geese, degu and a particularly nasty mini donkey.
The common sense is not strong with this one.
— Vicca TJ (@DrVicca) July 13, 2020