Twitter user @MooseAllain has opened the most cringe-worthy can of worms. On Thursday, November 9, he shared this awkward encounter:
Accidentally said "Many thank you" to a woman in a shop.— MꙬse Allain (@MooseAllain) November 9, 2017
Jogged past school kids last night: one speaks out 'have a nice jog' *cute* I reply 'You too' *less cute*. He was in no way shape or form jogging— C Mc (@CMc_New) November 9, 2017
every birthday. Someone says "happy birthday" to me and I answer "you too".— Lulu-Helle (@Lulu_Helle) November 9, 2017
On one occasion when spelling out my surname over the phone I began with "M for millipede..." I then proceeded to spell out 'millipede'.— Lee Madgwick (@LeeMadgwick) November 10, 2017
Went to a Catholic christening. Person shook my hand saying 'peace be with you'. I replied 'pleased to meet you too'. Mortified.— Helen Holdsworth (@helholds) November 11, 2017
Upthread I posted one from my grandfather's funeral. The minister intoned, "And though we are par afart..." Every time he tried to correct himself it came out the same. We nearly smothered from stifling laughter.— nwhepcat (@nwhepcat) November 11, 2017
Once thought I'd overheard someone introduce themselves as "Dave", so when they subsequently introduced themselves to me as "Gareth" I was so taken aback that I introduced myself as "Dave" instead. Had to keep up the charade for some time afterwards.— Peter Benson (@PeteBeno) November 9, 2017
A Headmistress friend of my mum once said in assembly "Sut down and shit up" x— Sally Ann Matthews (@SallyAnMatthews) November 10, 2017
Woman serving in a cafe said “Sorry about your weight.”— Andrew Graystone (@AndrewGraystone) November 10, 2017
I said “Well I am trying to lose a few pounds.”
Then realised she was apologising for the length of the queue.
Worked at a local paper with different titles, so standard way of answering the phone was "hello, newsroom". A colleague was wasting time one day looking at pictures of dogs and answered a call with "good afternoon, newsdog".— Andrew Raeburn (@andrew_raeburn) November 10, 2017
A nickname was born.
Waiting tables, woman asks for mash without the mustard, I replied, "Hold on a minute, I'll just go and ask the chicken".— Nikki Davey (@NikkiDixonDavey) November 10, 2017