33 times people accidentally and hilariously overstepped the social boundaries
As well as keeping us entertained with his clever cartoons, animations and jokes, artist Moose Allain has a knack for sharing relatable snippets of his life. He recently told Twitter these anecdotes of moments he and his mum had accidentally overstepped the social boundaries:
A more or less empty street. Expecting my son to imminently pop out of the underground car park ahead I start doing my ‘Big Foot’ impersonation. To the woman cycling past she simply sees a middle-aged man suddenly start lumbering along like a great ape.
— Moose Allain Ꙭ (@MooseAllain) September 5, 2019
Travelling in a van on the M6 we were stopped by the police. As they opened the doors a strong rustic smell greeted us, which prompted my mum to exclaim “Oooh, can you smell pigs?”.
— Moose Allain Ꙭ (@MooseAllain) September 5, 2019
His endearing revelations started something of an avalanche of similar confessions, and we loved them so much that we gathered a bunch of our favourites.
Late night squiffy on the Tube, guy opposite me has EXACT same very unusual tie as me. Catch his eye, grinning and nodding, shaking my tie and pointing back and forth between his and mine. He looks horrified and gets off next stop. I look down. I'm not wearing the tie I thought.
— David Marlborough (@DMarlborough) September 5, 2019
As a six year old I walked down the road having a silent chat about a Mister Nosey person in my head. Tapping my nose repeatedly, I looked up to see a man staring at me.
I don't even know if his nose was big, I've been mortified about this since 1967.
— David Quantick (@quantick) September 5, 2019
On a visit back home to the housing estate where I was raised. About to get off the bus. In front of me is Jason, who I’ve known since I was a toddler. I give him a playful clip on the back of the head and “Hiya, Jase”. He turns around. It is not Jason.
— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) September 5, 2019
I took a work call at home from a client called Sergio, when the call ended my young daughters asked who it was so I danced around singing ‘Sergio, woah-oh, oh-oh, Sergioooo !!.’ in a silly voice. I then hear a faint ‘hello, hello? ‘ coming from my phone. He’s still on the line..
— Barkus (@martinbarker70) September 5, 2019
My wife waiting outside ladies toilet cubicle for our 5 year old to poo. When she heard a parp and splash, she said loudly and proudly "well done Jacob!"
"I haven't gone yet" he said.
Red-faced woman emerged 2 mins later from next cubicle.
— John Perlmutter (@JohnPerlmutter) September 5, 2019
Age seven. My grandmother comes to the door. I shout back to my brother and Mum 'Nannys here, everyone hide!!' (I was joking, we are all v fond of her). The front room window was open and she heard me and left. Twenty four years later and I still spontaneously cringe inside.
— ☘️🇨🇾Jack Monroe (@BootstrapCook) September 5, 2019
Walking the dog once I crouched to let one go for her delectation. Woman in front garden of lower ground floor less delighted.
— Al Murray (@almurray) September 5, 2019
Whilst dismantling a greenhouse at side of our house there were several large brown slugs which I hate. Husband picks one up & waves it at me shouting “look at this fat f**ker” just as a rather portly postman turned the corner with a sign-for parcel delivery. “Not you” we yelled
— Welsh Gardener (@gardenerinwales) September 5, 2019
Shopping with wife and sister, I performed what can only be described as a prancing t-rex dance, ending with me slowly rotating, stomping, and squeaking. Halfway through, I discovered they had been replaced by a bemused stranger. I calmly completed the rotation and walked away.
— Everyone's Favourite Jim (@JimmerUK) September 5, 2019
One dark night, Kinver woods near kidderminster. Friend & I needed to relieve ourselves, as we did, our driver drove off for a laugh. Pitch black, 25mins later, see headlights heading our way, duck into a Bush and then charge the car and jump into the bonnet screaming. Wasn’t him
— Tim Kelly (@ChopperKelly1) September 5, 2019
Someone I know accidentally got in the wrong car at the pickup point of the train station car park. She climbed in, starting complaining about her journey, and took 30 seconds to realise there was a bewildered stranger staring back at her
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) September 5, 2019
Urgh, when I was at school I ran up and cuddled manically a random girl who had the same coat as one of my friends.
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) September 5, 2019
As I was driving out of our street once, I saw what I thought were my parents driving the other way coming back home. I immediately started flicking the Vs with youthful exuberance until I noticed it was not them, but our uppity neighbours who'd just bought a new car.🤦♂️
— Stevo (@andypstevo) September 5, 2019
Finished my talk at a conference, now wanting a seat in the audience but wishing to be quiet, I gesticulated at a woman to move up the row. No response (rather rude I thought). I continued gesticulating with increasing irritation and grumpy scowls. Then I saw her white stick 🤕😔
— Steve Olivier (@SteveOlivier9) September 5, 2019
I answered the phone. The caller said “ snalki afta olecund smouter plaab?” in v high-pitched voice. Obviously it’s my friend, so I answer in similar high-pitched gobbledygook.
After a pause she says “oh, I’m sorry, I seem to have the wrong number” in a genuine foreign accent.
— Haiku (@19syllables) September 5, 2019
I was walking from work to my car a few months ago and ahead I thought it was a good friend of mine, so I shouted across the car park 'HEY YOU TWAT' and then hissed whilst making claws with my hands, it wasn't her, it was woman who look startled and rushed on to her car.
— Alix Chidley-Uttley (@lexiedarling) September 5, 2019
At zoo recently, wife said she'd take our daughter (2) for a nappy change, if I took other daughter (6) to see the penguins. I grabbed my kid by the shoulders, started marching her saying "you're coming with me". It was a different kid. I found it way funnier than her parents did
— Tin Man (@Paddy_Scotsman) September 5, 2019
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