These flubs lead to extreme embarrassment
We’ve all been there… You come up with a remark to say to someone just to try to lighten the mood. However, the words come out wrong, so you seem like the most insensitive jerk that has ever existed.
This scenario is called putting your foot in your mouth, and it really makes you feel bad about yourself. Hopefully, your flub wasn’t nearly as bad as these Reddit users’ were. Some of these commenters couldn’t even talk to the person they unintentionally insulted again.
Call of the Pickle
I worked at a restaurant that served fried pickles, and it was one of our biggest sellers. I had two ladies come in and one says “Let’s get fried pickles.” Other lady says, “You go ahead, I’ll pass.” No biggie, I order them and bring them out with two plates anyway.
What I meant to say was, “I brought two plates in case you change your mind. I know how delicious they are, and they might call your name” What I actually said was, “I brought two plates because I understand the call of the pickle”
Awkward smile and cue walk off. (lala_machina)
The Worst Possible Thing
I am a waiter. I try to hold the door open for every guest I wait on as they leave. One time I was holding the door for three women I had just waited on. One being an elderly lady, and using a walker. As she is waking towards me she says, “Thank you honey for getting me so full, and being so good to me.”
Before I tell you my response I will try and justify it by saying if you work in customer service you know we have a mental catalog of phrases we use in certain situations. Well, I turned to the wrong page and said, “No problem ma’am. So full you can barely walk, huh?”
All three women looked at me in disgust. The elderly lady’s walk got much faster as one hugged her in consolation. The other lady, I’m assuming her daughter, said to me, “She is 89 years old thank you. We are very proud of her.” I began to try and explain myself, but she wasn’t having it and walks away. (Bam_Bam_Boone)
I was interviewing for my first job, I was probably 15-16 and nervous as hell. It was a job bussing tables and washing dishes at the golf club/catering area.
During the interview, the interviewer asked, “Are you punctual?” I replied with, “I think you can tell from my appearance that I’m not punk at all, and I don’t really like that kind of music.”
Next question, “Are you frequently on time to appointments?” And I answered normally, thinking it was just the next question. (rhcpbassist234)