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High school is many things to many people, but I think we can all agree on one basic fact: beneath the thin façade of "education" and "socialization," it's mainly just a treacherous gauntlet of humiliation and indignity. Luckily, a little know-how will let you navigate the perils of teenage embarrassment with your soul mostly intact!

I've asked some of Gaia's most familiar faces about their most embarrassing moments and how they coped with the humiliation. As usual, we've been rewarded with some truly terrible advice...

    User ImageSasha: I got stood up on prom night and it was totally the most embarrassing thing ever, but I'm totally over it now. Now I just, like, think back on it and laugh. Hahaha... heh... *sob*.... BAAAWWWWWW!

    User ImageIan: I guess the most embarrassing thing was when I tripped over my shoelaces and fell down two flights of stairs on the first day of school. Everyone was laughing at me, but I just told myself, "hey, nobody knows me, nobody will remember this in a week." But they did, of course, and every time I walked down the hall, people would do impressions of my girlish screaming and flailing.

    User ImageMoira: For some reason I decided to try out pole vaulting in gym class, and there was kind of an incident. I'm not gonna get into the whole story, but let's just say I spent the next two years walking sideways, like a crab. But if anyone looked at me funny, I'd just slap the taste out of their mouth.

    User ImageEdmund: Ah, yes, I remember it well: in my biology class, I accidentally called my teacher "mom." If it happens to you, it's best to just cut your losses and move on. I transferred to another school and never looked back.

    User ImageSam: I was kinda absent-minded, and I was always going to school with mismatched socks and backwards shirts and both feet through the same pant-leg. I mean, not all three at once, but... well, yeah, one time it was all at once. I just played it off by pretending to be crazy, and people mostly left me alone.

    User ImageLiam: What? Nah, I've never been embarrassed, dude. Not once. Y'see, the trick to never being embarrassed is having no conscience, dignity or sense of shame. No shame, no pain, bro!

    User ImageNatasha: One time I dropped a beaker full of hydrochloric acid on a kid's foot in chemistry class and it pretty much ate right through it. That was pretty embarrassing. I guess it ruined his basketball scholarship, too, but on the plus side it started my lifelong fascination with body modification, so it all worked out. I still see that guy sometimes, driving a hearse.

    User ImageGino Gambino: I went to a private boarding school, so we all had to change into our pajamas in the dormitories. All the other boys used to make fun of my sunken chest. One time they held me down and took turns eating soup out of it. How did I deal with it? Oh, mostly by crying, I guess.

    User ImageAgatha: I mispronounced the word "gabardine" while I was reading a poem in literature class. Everyone chuckled at me, and I just wanted to hide forever. I got my revenge, though... I got my revenge on all of them.

So, yeah... let's just pretend we never read that, shall we? Anyway, if you'd like to dish out some advice of your own on coping with embarrassing situations, please do!
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first post!!! anyway I'm pretty sure the best way to deal with embarrassing situations is to laugh at the mistakes you make too. y'know? That way even if the joke's on you, if people see you laughing too, then they'll get over it faster and you could turn out quite popular afterwards.


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First pagey, chuu~.

I think Liam's advice is the best~. Just laugh with of yourself, and it'll confuse people enough. :3
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Humiliation! ._.

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Liam's answer sounds just like a friend of mine.

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First page ftw

& since I'm here anyways...

Most embarssing thing that happened to me?
Freshman year I slipped on spilled tea, fell backwards, & covered my self with with my frito chili pie. redface
Needless to say, I started home school.
Dealing with tough situations...Hum..... I've always found avoidance works best. If it happens, it happens. Just act like it didn't and everything will be fine.

(YAY! First page!)
Embarassment is part of life bitches...

EDIT- YAY first page!
I upchucked in the middle of lunch from being dared to drink 10 cartons of chocolate milk after eating two lunches. It was REALLY embarrassing, but people never made fun of me for it because I managed to hold everything down for like 5 minutes.

Like it was said previously, I just never mentioned it again and it went away. However, i was continuously teased because I was a smart white kid who refused to do other's homework for money..

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Oh wow, I didn't even realise this was so new when I got here.

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