We’re not just people, we’re a million stories. Each one of us has something to say and share. A moment we cherish, something that made us proud, a plan that terribly went wrong or maybe an event that changed us. From an embarrassing memory to a hysterical situation, a lot of stories are meant to be shared. Often times we are randomly talking to people and have no clue who they are. Sometimes, we’re just casually chit-chatting in the waiting room of a doctor’s office or just venting about the long lines at the grocery stores to people we don’t even know. No matter where in the world we are, we are always trying to interact and cut through the awkward silence.
We run into celebrities and famous people, while totally clueless. Unknowingly, situations turn into a mess and become something next to the most popular comedy show scene as the conversation progresses. However, things are a little different when we’re caught in a similar situation over the internet. It’s a different kind of world. Although we’re less likely to be clueless unless the other one’s trying their best to not be recognized.
Below are 11 hilarious occasions where people had no idea who were they talking to. Enjoy!
This kid met a skater as good as Tony Hawk.
Kid at skatepark (as I arrive): “you a good skater?— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 30, 2019
him: you ever been here?
him: you travel a lot?
me: yes, perhaps too much
him: are you a YouTuber?
me: no, I’m just a skater and a dad
him: wanna see me do a jump?
..and I then shot this pic pic.twitter.com/IBODPauEe2
You don’t know what I know.
This guy was certainly unaware he was talking to the official Twitter account for Star Wars.
An awkward fan moment? Probably.
At the cafe where I'm writing the people next to me were disagreeing about the origins of Men in Black & I said "If you'd like, I could clear that up for you" & one responded: "I'm sorry, we do not need an old white male's mansplanation." So I apologized and that was that.— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) October 15, 2019
Read the book but ignored the author.
One time I was doing stand up and this guy came up to me after and was like “you’re pretty good but you definitely stole one of your jokes from a viral tweet which is lame”— airhead mere (@merestromb) June 11, 2019
It was my viral tweet.
And the joke was:
This lady is like 73 years old and comes through my line every two days buying Brie and EVERY time she tells me about how much she loves it because it was all she ate when she lived in France in her 20s god these study abroad kids never give it a rest huh— airhead mere (@merestromb) June 6, 2019
Well, sometimes when we get embarrassed, the cause is not another person but our own ignorance. We would argue, form opinions, and judge others while being totally blind to not little but some of the major and obvious details. Just like in the above case. It’s hilarious that we can’t forget moments like these. Many years down the road we will be telling these stories to our children and grandchildren. Everyone in the room has a good laugh. A fond memory we will cherish, the shared laughter.
An ignoramus who has a law degree from Cambridge, who has co-written two best sellers on psychology, who for 20 years ran a management training video company that became the largest in the world outside the States, and who has been a professor at Cornell for 16 years ?— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) March 4, 2020
You next https://t.co/XC5nuchlo4
The one with the cool shirt.
Twice today I saw people wearing blink-182 t-shirts and said "hey cool shirt!" and got looked at like "yeah whatever you old space garbage!"— black lives matter (@markhoppus) July 20, 2017
This lady came in for the first time, for sure.
Lady on elevator: Are you here for the conference?— David Chilton (@wealthy_barber) October 2, 2019
Her: Oh, good. Have you heard Dave Chilton speak before?
Me: Too many times, but I'll give him one more chance.
Why people can’t stand a strong woman?
I was a reporter, including for Reuters news agency, in the Middle East for 10 years and I’ve been writing opeds on the region, including for the New York Times and Washington Post, since 2001. So yes. I am an expert. And you can fuck off. https://t.co/tTbJlB5Z6q— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) January 8, 2020
Yeah, you tell em’ Morello!
You’re standing in my house asking me about the owner?
We all love Matilda.
ME: I approve of your choice in movies.— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) September 9, 2018
GIRL AT CONCESSION STAND WEARING NAMETAG THAT SAYS HER FAVORITE MOVIE IS MATILDA: Oh, thanks.
ME: *Goes off to watch BlackkKlansman*
Did you find these stories funny? Tell us about your embarrassing /awkward encounters in the comments down below and share with this post with your friends. Let’s spread laughter and happiness with each other. What goes around comes back around!