ocial interactions can be hard for anyone, but for those who suffer from crippling social anxiety, they can be a complete nightmare.
While embarrassing moments caused by anxiety might be hard to live down, they're extremely entertaining for the rest of us.
These 23 stories are as hilarious as they are relatable.
"Talking to my boss after a long day of exams and assignments."
“I go to leave and she catches the door before I can leave to say goodbye. For some reason my wired brain made me give her fingerguns and say ‘zoop’ as I walked away. Thought about it the whole way home.” —actuallylavagirl
"One year of high school I didn't have anyone in my lunch period that I was friends with."
“So instead of making friends with the other kids there, I’d eat really fast then say I had to go study in the library, and would instead just wander around the halls until lunch was over. Except you weren’t allowed to roam the halls like that, so I had to sneak around to avoid any teachers/hall monitors seeing me. I spent a lot of that time going from bathroom to bathroom, kind of just standing there waiting for time to pass.” —livintheshleem
"[I] asked a worker in the mall for assistance the other day."
“She looked at me really weird and said she didn’t worked there. I internally freaked out. I said ‘I know’ and asked if she could still help, she agreed and turned around to walk in the direction i needed help (facing away from me) and I immediately power walked out of there.” —sketchbookassassin
"Tried to remind myself what date it is, while at the bar counter."
“Got my beer.
She said “Thank you.”
I said “Sixteenth.” —Pm_your_serious_face
"When I was 8 or 9 I was at my cousin's birthday party."
“At the end of the party every kid got a huge goodie bag filled with candy and toys to take home. So she sat on makeshift throne in the middle of the room, and every kid had to go up one by one and get a goodie bag from the princess. I noped the fuck out and snuck back to my dad’s car.
On the ride home I was really regretting my decision tho, and hating myself for being so goddamn awkward. So I started crying. That’s when dad said he grabbed me a goodie bag before he left. He knew me so well.” —Inalphillip