33 times people accidentally and hilariously overstepped the social boundaries
At a hotel in Turkey with my wife and mother in law, we head downstairs. We take the lift, wife takes the stairs.
Meeting her at the lift she is both ashamed and laughing, having jumped out and frightened the woman in the lift before us half to death, thinking it was us!
— Pete Davey (@PeteMDavey) September 5, 2019
Friend bought a brass pot at a stall in one of the souks in Istanbul. Handle fell off back at the hotel. She stormed back the next day and, after forcefully berating the bewildered vendor, got her money back. Job done, she headed back and saw nearby the actual shop she'd been in
— Steve Walters (@walvic81) September 5, 2019
Walking home from a wedding party around 3am, dashed into the park for a quick wee, ran back catching up to my partner shouting "I'm gonna bite your bum" (what we affectionately shout to the kids as we chase them around the house)… yep it wasn't her, I just kept running!!
— Lee Stephenson (@weeleroy) September 5, 2019
Shopping in TK Maxx last week. Wife tried on a new jacket. Ten minutes later, daughter saw her out of the corner of her eye still wearing it, and so jokingly shouted "Take that off, you shoplifter"…at a random stranger who was going about her own business in her own clothes.
— Paul David Collins (@MrLemonDrizzle) September 5, 2019
We call the friendly cat next-door "Fat Face" for obvious furry reasons. Yesterday I walked past and saw the cat crawl back through its hedge, so tried to call it back with "Fat Face, hellllloooo?". And then the neighbour poked her head around the gate and said "What?"
— Cromerty 🎙Voiceover & Voice Actor (@Cromerty) September 5, 2019
My mum and dad were on the escalators in a tube station. Dad, stood behind mum, did a friendly little pinch on the back of mum’s neck. Wasn’t my mum.
— Paul (@Paul51890307) September 5, 2019
A woman I used to work with was on diuretics and was constantly going to the toilet. One day I walked in to the lab and said "where's Dot? Has she gone shaking her pissflaps again?" Cue Dot appearing from behind one of the machines. Crude I know, but I was only 18 at the time.
— Martin W (@dmartw) September 5, 2019
School trip to France, visited local pool. Spotted the only Chinese lad in our class resting at side. Swam under water and popped up spraying water from my mouth into his face. Well, not his face, another Chinese pool user. Dived back under & held breath for as long as possible.
— tim colman (@timolsky) September 5, 2019
It’s hard to explain but I used to do a mime for my wife of a scolded child stamping my feet and staring dejectedly at a wall. I once performed this tour de force for her at a cafe stop. In fact It was for a crowd of bemused strangers while she sat crying with laughter in the car
— Dave Green (@DaveGreen1963) September 5, 2019
A deaconess friend decided to surprise her husband, a curate, by running up behind him in a dark vestry and putting her hands over his eyes. She got the right person but forgot he'd just finished a self-defence course
— Adam Banks (@adambanksdotcom) September 5, 2019
A few days in to a new summer job got on the bus and saw one of my new colleagues, a quite large woman, so sat next to her, making small talk for half an hour. Couldn't understand why she didn't get off at the right stop, until I got to office and met the actual colleague there.
— Phil Wheeler (@Om_Phil) September 5, 2019
We once had a very keen trick or treater, who started coming round every night from 1 October…
One night Mr Intgarden decided to answer the door…He switched the lights off, jumped out of the back door & roared…
Only to find a double glazing salesman…He never came back…
— Helen (@Helenintgarden) September 5, 2019
I just got a rush of embarrassment remembering when I crept up behind my son in a museum and did an impression of The 12th Doctor saying TREES in a really creepy way (long story), only to find out the horrified child was not my son at all.
— Witch Bones (@OhRosieJones) September 5, 2019
Our German teacher many years ago told us how he'd been in the local department store with his wife and thought he saw her looking at prams. Whispered "feeling broody dear?" while putting an arm round the waist of a complete stranger.
— felix (@Felixthefemale) September 5, 2019
I had a Saturday job in Homebase when I was 16/17. Walking to work one day, I spot one of my female colleagues getting money at the ATM. I walked up slowly behind her and said "I think you want to be giving me that money." It wasn't my work colleague.
— Nick Canham (@NCanham) September 5, 2019
Met my stepson at a restaurant. He went to the toilet. I noticed a decorative stuffed owl, wings spread, and thought he'd see enjoy it swooping down on him on exiting. I stood with it held aloft. The door opened, I made my move. At this point I learnt it wasn't single occupancy.
— Alan (@alansheppard) September 5, 2019
Moose realised there would be people telling these stories from a different perspective.
What I love about the replies to this is playing the scenarios through from the other side, when you picture what it must have looked like from the baffled party’s point of view.
— Moose Allain Ꙭ (@MooseAllain) September 5, 2019
And comedian, @FrizFrizzle stepped up to give one such example.
Oh! I had someone approach me from behind in HMV asking "can I look in your bag please" in a low voice. I turned around and the guy was so apologetic, explaining how he thought I was a friend of his. There I was with my bag open, ready to search.
— Friz Frizzle (@FrizFrizzle) September 5, 2019
Give yourselves a treat and head over to read all the replies for yourselves; it’s totally worth it.
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