If you’ve been through high school, you know that some people do things that are particularly cringeworthy. Seeing those moments of embarrassment happen before your eyes are the worst — our natural empathy kicks in and we start to feel like we too have committed the grave faux-pas we’re watching unfold before our eyes.
That’s why we so enjoy cringe-worthy posts here on the internet — with a little bit of distance, we can chuckle and shake our heads without experiencing all that icky empathy.
Unfortunately, keeping those cringeworthy moments at arm’s length does dilute the experience a bit. If only there were a middle-ground… a way to both really revel in a moment of cringe without having to feel the same shame and embarrassment ourselves.
And that’s the beauty of these specifically sad and weird cringeworthy posts — reading them is certainly uncomfortable, but it’s just enough discomfort to give you the biggest possible hit of cringeworthy revelry. And there’s one image that stands out as possibly the most cringe-worthy we’ve ever seen …