Jimmy Fallon asks people for ‘I got caught’ moments and they are peak awkward

We’ve all been caught red-handed doing something we would rather have kept to ourselves. While you can look back and laugh about these moments, wouldn’t it be much more fun to laugh with others? That was the idea behind Jimmy Fallon’s #IGotCaught challenge, which has produced some pretty hilarious results.

Job searching on the job

Looking for a new job is a job in itself, which is why we’re forced to multi-task by searching online at work. The key is to do it discreetly, like not going through your application responses right next to the HR lady.


We’re assuming her employer was less than amused with her using company time to look for an opportunity somewhere else. On the other hand, it’s motivation to score that new job and flee before things get even more awkward.

Make sure to get the bad seats

Ah, here’s another on the job rookie mistake that can’t be explained away. We’ve all used a sick day here and there when we’re perfectly healthy. But if you’re calling out sick to attend a televised musical festival, try to avoid sitting in the front row.


Looks like this contributor was caught on tape, which is usually grounds for immediate firing. Based on the boss’s response, we’d have to assume they’re an excellent worker, even if they’re not the world’s best liar.

A lesson she’ll never forget

We can’t blame students for checking out their teacher’s social media pages, but it’s something you should do on your own, i.e, not right in class while they’re teaching.


Otherwise, your device may accidentally connect to something that’s being used in class, like a projector that will make it glaringly obvious that you’re not paying attention. We have a feeling Yasemin’s teacher was none too pleased when the lesson was interrupted in such a personal manner.

What grape soda?

Getting your kids to stop drinking soda can be a real point of contention between parents and children. Once they’re hooked on that sugar, even the most obedient child will find opportunities to sneak in one more sip.


Unfortunately, Syl’s bubbly of choice was grape soda, which is something you never want to spill on the furniture. Hopefully, she wasn’t grounded for too long, though we’re pretty sure grape soda will be off the family shopping list on a permanent basis.

Dear old dad

Tension between in-laws isn’t unusual, but it’s never pleasant for the person that’s stuck in the middle. It’s obvious that Stace’s husband has gotten into it more than once with her father, and that Stace is the one who always has to make peace.


That’s why she sent this helpful reminder to please tolerate her dear old dad…to her father. Hmm, we have a feeling things aren’t going to get better between the two men in Stace’s life any time soon.

Patriotic all year long

Most of us wait till a national holiday to show our patriotic side, but there are some people who are full of pride all year long. That’s clearly the case with Becky, who was inspired to sing the national anthem, rather than the latest pop hit, while she was in the shower.


She must have been overcome with patriotic fervor, since she was singing loud enough to be heard by her neighbors. Well, at least they weren’t banging on her door and telling her to knock if off.

Hiding her meds

Kids hate the taste of medications, and find all sorts of crafty ways to avoid taking them. When Kim was little, her modus operandi was to hide the vitamin pills in between the car seat cushions.


Her secret was safe for years and years… until her mom decided to sell the car. We hope her mom wasn’t too mad about spending her hard-earned money for nothing, because this is great ammo for a lifetime of guilt trips.

Poor timing is an understatement

Sometimes, a cat’s antics are so adorable that we just have to stop and watch. Hopefully, you’re not in a compromising position when you’re doing this, because you never know when that Google Maps camera will pass you by.


A lot of people accused MissSchliez of making this up, so she followed up with another post to confirm it’s a true story. But people are missing the point here: no matter how cute the cat is, please get dressed before standing in front of your window.

The ol’ selfie trick

Using your phone to check out a hottie is pretty underhanded, which is why you don’t want to get caught. Madisen had the brilliant idea to pretend she was taking a selfie, but that doesn’t work very well if the guy can see your phone screen.


Cleary, he put two and two together when he realized he was the only one in her shot. This guy seems used to people doing this based on his reaction, which makes us really want to know what this guy looks like.

Epic gossip fail

We all know gossiping is bad, but it’s so hard to resist, especially when we have a partner at home who’s willing to listen. As you can see, Jess couldn’t wait to text her other half about her friend leaving her husband.


Unfortunately, she sent it to the friend’s husband instead of her own. Luckily, Jess is living in Dubai, far, far away from her Aussie mates, so at least she’ll be spared of the ensuing drama.

Sneaking food into the theater

Sure, sneaking food into the theater is wrong, but we wouldn’t have to do it if concession stand prices were more reasonable. Now, most of us would make a pit stop at the nearest convenience store and stock up on our favorite candy bars.


Erin, on the other hand, has a much more refined palate, though it was not appreciated by the employee who busted her. Was it the broccoli cheddar soup leaking from the bread bowl that gave her away?

Raiding the garbage can

Wow, this is taking the 5-second rule to a whole new level! We’re sure there’s a perfectly logical explanation for why Kelly was pulling a chicken finger out of the trash, but that’s her business at the end of the day.


Well, it would have been, had she not been caught by someone who was walking by. Chances are, he had probably been staring at her for quite some time, and not because he was so enchanted by her beauty.

When you’re not even trying

Keeping up with your assignments in high school can be overwhelming at times, so it’s understandable that you may want to “borrow” from someone who’s done the work for you. The idea is to rewrite the text so that it’s different enough from the original work.


You know, actually put in some work, yourself? Steve, however, preferred to rely on his good buddies, Ctrl C and Ctrl V. Unsurprisingly, he received a big fat zero for this clear example of plagiarism.

I am the boss!

After working at a job for so long, you start to feel like you know more than your boss. In fact, maybe you should be the boss, since you do most of the work, anyway.


Perhaps that’s what Ally was feeling when she picked up the phone and pretended to be her boss. But her fantasies of taking over came crashing down when she discovered it was her boss on the other line. Let’s hope he had a sense of humor!

Shopping 9 to 5

Most of us have multiple browsers windows open on our work computers, and chances are, one of them is an online shopping site. Of course, you’ll need to keep an eye out for your boss, so you can quickly switch to another window when they walk by.


Deena tried to do that, except her other window was for another online shopping site. Tsk, tsk…hopefully, she wasn’t fired, which would put an end to her shopping habit for quite some time.

The punishment fits the crime

As kids, a lot of us snuck into movie theaters to watch something our parents probably wouldn’t approve of. Of course, it’s only worth it if the movie is good.


That’s where Jay Kay messed up, since he chose to sneak into a showing of ‘Waterworld,’ one of the most famous cinematic flops of all time. His punishment only lasted about 3 hours, but you can bet it was the longest 176 minutes of his life.

Finger lickin’ good

It’s a habit best left at home, but some things are too good to waste, even if it means licking it right off our fingers. Perhaps @Basani_H has a habit of doing this at parties, so her friend thought it was best to snap a pic and bring it to her attention.


Or, maybe it was just too good an opportunity to miss, since she looks like she’s really enjoying that custard. Either way, this is one #IGotCaught we can all relate to.

Late night cravings

You know how it is when those midnight cravings wake you out of a sound sleep. The desire to satisfy it is so strong, you can’t even be bothered to get the food on the table. And why should you?


It’s your house and your refrigerator, so you choosing to scarf down raw cookie dough and washing it down with chocolate syrup is your business, and no one else’s. If you have a roommate, on the other hand, you may have some explaining to do.

When cheating really doesn’t pay

College isn’t cheap, and there’s a lot of pressure to pass your classes. That’s why students resort to cheating, even though they’re fully aware of the consequences.


Of course, if you’re going to cheat at all, it helps to cheat on the right test, in the right classroom. While Joe’s failing grade in this class isn’t a concern, it means he’s clearly missed a test somewhere else. So either way, he failed. See that, cheating never pays.

A ruff predicament

Frankly, this post leaves us with more questions than answers. If you’re being completely truthful, you have to admit you’ve thought of it yourself: could I fit in that dog crate?


What we’re really curious about is how Kim’s brother reacted when he walked in on this hilarious scene. Did he take pictures and send them to all his friends? Did he get her to agree on a year’s worth of chores if he opened the cage? Come on, Kim, the public needs to know!

Covering for her brother

A fire can be really scary, but if no one is hurt, it may be something you can look back on and laugh about. One thing’s for sure, Dammit Erin’s a pretty cool sister for her quick thinking when her brother set a quilt on fire.


Instead of ratting him out or screaming like mad, she ran back and forth from the kitchen, refilling her glass and loudly proclaiming how thirsty she was. If only we could all have a sister like her!

A first and last date

Our friends help us through so many things, including getting through a really bad date. Quite often, their funny or encouraging texts are the only things keeping us from falling asleep or running out the door.


That’s what Luke was supposed to do for his buddy when he received a text saying “this date is awful SOS.” Sadly, he sent the text to the “awful” date instead of his friend, but hey, it’s not like his friend was ever going to see her again.

A 10-year secret

An annoying sibling is enough to make anyone lose their cool. Having said that, carving your sister’s name into the fridge and getting her punished by your parents is a pretty drastic move.


In short, this is one of those secrets you needed to take to the grave, but this sneaky vandalizer was busted 10 years later. After all that time, we would hope all is forgiven between these sisters. Still, we would watch our backs if we were Caroline.

When spelling counts

A girl can never be too careful these days, so we can’t blame Julie for looking up a guy’s info online. However, you may want to do that in the privacy of your dorm room, rather than a public computer on campus, where anyone – including the guy you’re looking up – may be passing by.


On the plus side, she would’ve looked up some totally random dude had he not caught her and given her the proper spelling of his last name.

The anti-fashion hero

If there was a superhero for boyfriends who hate shopping with their wives, this guy would be it! It’s the perfect solution – a man cave to keep the husbands entertained, while the wives peruse the latest fashions.


To our everlasting disappointment, our hero was caught by the staff of Forever 21 before he could finish building his secret lair. Still, it’s intriguing to know this secret cave lies hidden in an undisclosed clothing rack, like the wardrobe that transported Lucy and her brothers to Narnia.

A hot spot for a house party

Prior to the internet age, a house party meant you and your friends, a booming set of speakers, and whatever you could raid from your parent’s liquor cabinet. Nowadays, a house party isn’t complete without a strong wi-fi connection.


This young man thought he had covered his tracks, but he forgot about the wi-fi passwords he has posted all over the house. Maybe next time, he should just send out a group text to all his guests.

Caught in the act

While we should put the past behind us, it’s entirely too tempting to see how that ex-boyfriend or girlfriend is doing. And there’s really no harm in checking their social media page, which is public information, after all.


Still, you want to avoid clicking on anything that would leave behind evidence of your lurking, which is where Jeff went wrong. Considering how many of us have done this, you’d think someone would have figured out a solution for this problem by now.

Getting busted by your mom

Ah, the joy of landline phones! Unless you have your own line, anyone can pick up and interrupt you right in the middle of a conversation.


We’re hoping this is someone in high school, but if not, Ed really needs to have a conversation with his mother about not interrupting him in the middle of his phone calls. After all, he’s an adult now, and has every right to lie to his friends as much as he wants to!

Jimmy gets in on the act

Of course, we can’t have a ‘Tonight Show’ hashtag challenge without a contribution from Jimmy Fallon, himself. This one’s quite hilarious, actually, considering Jimmy’s reputation as one of the most affable guys in show biz.


The real question here is who was the guy Jimmy mixed up with the picture of his dog? He does have a lot of famous friends, after all. Hopefully, it wasn’t someone more famous than him, or even worse – an NBC executive.

See how cute you are

When you have feelings for someone, it tends to make you flustered and nervous, which is probably why Ashton got her contacts mixed up when she was texting her friend.


We feel for the young lady, since most of us remember the burning shame of being outed to our secret crush. On the other hand, maybe he’ll be impressed by her bold move and strike up a conversation. If not, she’s learned a valuable lesson about double checking her messages before sending them.

He was just fluffing the pillows

Really, that’s how they fluff pillows in the dog world. Too bad it doesn’t work so well in the human world! Fortunately, Demsey has mastered the art of guilt-ridden puppy eyes, something that has probably served him well since he was a tiny ball of fluff.


Honestly, this is so cute, that Jimmy needs to think about making this a regular segment on his show. Come on, now – who’s with us for #DogsGetCaught?

A painful punishment

Sneaking over to a friend’s house is something most of us have done at least once in our lives, but you should probably avoid it if your only way out is to go on the roof.


We’re not sure why Ally’s brother had to go through such a complicated escape route, but falling off the roof is a surefire way to get caught. We hope their parents didn’t punish him too hard, since recovering from his injuries is punishment enough.

Yes, we can feel the love

Baby Simba may be the heir apparent of Pride Rock, but in Markis’ house, his cat is the one and only king. We can picture it now, Markis holding his furry friend high up in the air as the “Circle of Life” blares through the speakers.


None of this would make sense without an audience, so it’s only right that his neighbors could see right through the windows. Let’s hope they remember to bow before their new king.

Grand Theft Auto: Late Night Edition

Although getting into someone else’s car by mistake is hugely embarrassing, it’s fairly common when you think of how many people own the same model car. However, most of us quickly realize our mistake when we notice an interior that we’ve never seen before.


For some reason, the pieces didn’t quite click inside Laurie’s head, and she almost drove off with the car before she was thankfully stopped by the owner. They were pretty upset, of course, but maybe they’ll remember to lock their doors next time.

Taking it to the grave

Being an educator is one of the toughest jobs out there. Coming up with exciting lesson plans, keeping order among the kids, dealing with administrative demands – it’s enough to make anyone play hooky and take off for the beach.


It’s a bit awkward, though, when one of your students has the exact same idea. In this case, a brief, silent acknowledgement of “I won’t tell if you won’t” is the best way to handle the situation.

The careless creeper

We’ve talked about the lurker who accidentally liked one of his ex’s posts, but that wasn’t so bad since it was unlikely they would ever meet in person. Eily, on the other hand, was online creeping a hot guy in her class.


This guy, by the way, hadn’t even talked to her, so she would definitely want to keep quiet about clicking her way through his list of followers. She almost got away with it, until she called him by Twitter name.

He’s a good buddy of mine

Let’s face it, everybody likes free stuff, but some people live to exploit the system. For example, Leah’s friend has a rather unethical habit of scoring free food by pretending to be the manager’s friend.


Amazingly, this worked at quite a few restaurants, and her friend surely thought he would enjoy a lifetime of free meals. His dreams of non-payment came screeching to a halt when he tried his line on the actual manager of the restaurant.

Mac and me

While there might be more embarrassing things to be caught not knowing, we’re honestly not 100% sure what those things are. Not knowing how to tie your shoes, maybe? Anyway, we think Coco should count her blessings.


Instead of her parents catching her, it might have been a boyfriend or – worse – a date. That’s grounds for an immediate breakup, we think. Most of all, though, her tweet really made us wonder what she thought “mac” stood for. Macklemore? Did she think it was named after the guy who sang Thrift Shop?

Talking in your sleep

Let’s face it – even if you’re a really good kid, there are some times when you slip up, or deliberately do something your parents wouldn’t approve of. As youngsters, we think it’s so easy to fool our parents, but it turns out, they have some secrets up their own sleeves.


Janine, unfortunately, has a habit of talking in her sleep. She’s very lucky to have a sweet dad who let her slide all those years, instead of punishing her.

A bungled break in

Now, this is a kid who was definitely up to no good! He seemed to have known that, since he was afraid of getting caught by the cops. Indeed, it’s a relief to know he wasn’t arrested, since breaking and entering into a school has some very serious consequences.


Well, it turns out that a suspicious mother is far more effective than the long arm of the law. We have a feeling this person changed his delinquent ways not long after being caught by his mom.

Sorry, not sorry

Just like human siblings, our pets can sometimes be bullies and get on each other’s nerves. It seems this pug has a habit of pulling the cat off the bed by yanking the blanket that it’s lying on.

Um who tried to pull the kitty off the bed mommy? #igotcaught #sorrynotsorry pic.twitter.com/NEc0xUmj8J

— Teddy Puggers (@teddy_pug) June 12, 2019


Teddy Puggers thought he was getting away with it all this time, until he was caught red-handed by his humans. Although his adorable frowning face says “I’m sorry,” we have a sneaking suspicion that he’s not sorry in the least.

Lost all control

Shapewear for women is a booming business, and there’s no doubt that it gives you a smooth, sleek appearance under form-fitting garments. Tamara Rose was taking advantage of these benefits, but didn’t realize that the smooth material of her shapewear may not be compatible with pantyhose.

I wore control top pantyhose on top of my Spanx, #IGotCaught when they rolled right down to my ankles and I had to casually step out of them

— Tamara Rose 🇨🇦 (@misstamerica30) February 15, 2017


We’re not sure where she was when her pantyhose rolled down, but there’s really no good time for this to happen. We give her credit, though, for stepping out of them casually as if this kind of thing happens every day.

The cookie thief

You have to wonder if Portmanteau at Home is making this up, but any ER doctor will tell you that truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to how people manage to injure themselves.

#IGotCaught with my hand in the cookie jar, so I had to go to the doctor to have it surgically removed. @jimmyfallon @FallonTonight

— Portmanteau at Home (@SadlyCatless) February 15, 2017


We’re wondering when this happened, but as a kid, this would be awfully embarrassing to go to your parents with. Well, actually, it’s no less embarrassing if you’re an adult, although there’s a good chance you’re not the only one who’s gone to the ER over this issue.

He’s not stupid

Money is one of the biggest sources of contention between parents, especially when one parent likes to indulge their child a bit more than the other. It looks like Bailey Marie’s gone against her and Brett’s agreement on not buying any more clothes for their son, Hunter.

Brett: “uh did you buy hunter new clothes AGAIN?”

Me: (in the other room, laughing) no honey, why?

Brett: “I ain’t stupid & I do the laundry, I’ve never seen these clothes before!”

🤣🤣🤣 #igotcaught

— Bailey Marie 🍀 (@baileymarie7) November 17, 2019


She thinks she can deny her way out of it when she’s confronted by her partner. However, she forgot one very important detail: it’s Brett who does the laundry.

Skipping school

Mike certainly wasn’t doing anything that most other teenagers haven’t tried at least once. We’re not sure if this was his first time playing hooky, but there’s definitely a technique to doing this successfully.


For example, make sure your mom doesn’t work at the school, because it would probably be super obvious that you’re not there. And if you have a cell phone, you’ll barely get to enjoy your day of freedom before you get that phone call to return, or else.

We met at work

Now here’s another employee who was busted by HR, except this story’s a bit more complicated. See, David and his wife met at work, and decided to call out sick one day. They both took turns calling in from the same pay phone, and thought they had covered their tracks.

My wife and I met at work, once spent the night at the beach and called in sick from the same pay phone. When we announced our engagement, HR let us know she’d heard the same big rig, approaching on my call, departing on hers. #IGotCaught

— David Lovejoy (@lovejoyart) March 24, 2020


Unfortunately, the HR lady happened to be a lot closer to them than they could have imagined. She must be a romantic, because she decided to keep their secret right up until they announced their engagement.

Living in a small town

Life in a small town has many advantages, like being in a community where most people know each other, and are happy to help their neighbors in times of need. Of course, knowing all your neighbors can also have its downside, as McKenna and her sister can tell you.

#IGotCaught lying to my parents about my sis & I getting pulled over twice in 1 night. Cops called them before we got home #smalltownprobs

— McKenna Golden (@kennabez) February 16, 2017


It’s bad enough being stopped twice by the cops during a joyride in the wee hours. But those cops knowing exactly who your parents are means there’s no way to escape punishment once you get back home.

Copying word for word

Ah, now here’s another cheating student who reminds us why you shouldn’t take the easy way out. His method of looking over a classmate’s shoulder is pretty risky, considering it’s the easiest way to get caught.


Sadly, he could have gotten away with it – had he not copied Angie B’s name, along with all her test answers. We hope this young lad learned his lesson after that. Cheating is bad enough, but it’s especially ill-advised if you don’t know what you should copy versus what you shouldn’t.

Happy birthday, dad!

Kids are so creative when it comes to throwing parties while their parents are gone, but this one definitely takes the cake. A sign announcing your father’s birthday is the perfect explanation for all that noise, and why so many people are coming in and out of your house.


But leave it to some friendly neighbors to spoil Meggan’s plans by coming over with a birthday card. Yeah, we’re pretty sure they didn’t buy her excuse that all her father’s friends were teenagers.

Binge watching ‘Friends’

We have no shame admitting that we’ve clapped our hands at least once after “So no one told you life was gonna be this way,” while watching an episode of ‘Friends.’ It’s an involuntary reaction, like a sneeze of a muscle spasm.


In fact, Molly probably didn’t even know she was doing it as she binge watched episode after episode when she should be sleeping. Ah, if only she had worn a pair of gloves…but as they say, hindsight is 20/20.

Betrayed by the weather

Even when you’ve taken every precaution under the sun, there’s no way to control Mother Nature. Initially, Patrick was probably relieved that the rain held off until his guests were safely inside the house.


However, it would have helped if the rain continued while they were leaving, because there’s no way to explain away those 100 dry spots. That’s an awful lot of guests, though, so we’re thinking his neighbors would have given him away, even if the weather didn’t.

Don’t judge me

No worries, Grant – there’s no judgments from us about what’s on your playlist. After all, that song by Carly Rae Jepson is pretty catchy. We’re not sure we’ve listened to it quite so many times, but again, no judgments.


What’s undoubtedly awkward is being obsessed with a song about giving someone your phone number when you’re already married. We’re hoping his friend kept this bit of information to himself, since Grant’s wife may not be as understanding as we are.

A rather obvious password

You know that tip about not using obvious passwords, like your birth date or words that describe your job? Well, here’s another tip that Barb learned the hard way: don’t create passwords about how much you hate your job.


To be fair, this happened to Barb over 15 years ago, when people weren’t quite as hip to the password game. And chances are, the IT guy hates his job too, so it’s quite possible he had the exact same password.

Mom’s hard-earned money

As we mentioned, college isn’t cheap when there are so many things you have to pay for, like books, transportation fees, and groceries. That’s why Mikayla’s mom put aside some of her hard-earned money to ensure her daughter never ran out of food.


Mikayla, on the other hand, had more pressing needs, which she thought was her own little secret. It would have been, had she not brought along her new shoes and clothes when she went back home for a visit.

Playing dress up

Many of us love to dress up our dogs and cats, even though we know it’s silly and most likely unappreciated by our pets. But dressing up a hamster? That’s a bit…unusual, but hey, whatever floats your boat.


However, things get really weird if you’re doing this with someone else’s pet while they’re at work. We can’t begin to imagine what it must have looked like when her roommate walked in on one of these photoshoots.

She really loves hummus

So here’s another contributor whose eating habits aren’t the most polite or gracious. We give her credit for not wanting to waste any of that fresh, creamy hummus, but licking it off your phone? While you’re at work?


The moment was undoubtedly awkward between Brett Elizabeth and her co-worker, and people do have a tendency to say some truly bizarre things during such moments. However, “it wasn’t me” is probably about as awkward as it gets.

A happy ending

There are times when being caught by someone else can turn out to be a very good thing. Rachel’s aunt, for example, couldn’t hide her excitement when a man she had been crushing on agreed to go on a date.


In fact, she was so excited that she forgot to hang up before yelling “YAYYY!” She may have been humiliated, but being so open with her feelings worked out for the best, since the guy on the other end is now Rachel’s uncle.

Stealing from Santa

If your kids still believe in Santa Claus, preserving the illusion can be quite tricky, since you’re the actual “Santa.” After a night of wrapping gifts and making last minute preparations for a perfect Christmas morning, Julie was clearly in need of a snack.


Of course, stealing from Santa’s stash is wrong, which is why her daughter sternly warns her, “Don’t do it next year!” Well, at least Julie can take pride in her daughter’s sense of right and wrong.

Talking in your sleep

Let’s face it – even if you’re a really good kid, there are some times when you slip up, or deliberately do something your parents wouldn’t approve of. As youngsters, we think it’s so easy to fool our parents, but it turns out, they have some secrets up their own sleeves.


Janine, unfortunately, has a habit of talking in her sleep. She’s very lucky to have a sweet dad who let her slide all those years, instead of punishing her.

A bungled break in

Now, this is a kid who was definitely up to no good! He seemed to have known that, since he was afraid of getting caught by the cops. Indeed, it’s a relief to know he wasn’t arrested, since breaking and entering into a school has some very serious consequences.


Well, it turns out that a suspicious mother is far more effective than the long arm of the law. We have a feeling this person changed his delinquent ways not long after being caught by his mom.

Sorry, not sorry

Just like human siblings, our pets can sometimes be bullies and get on each other’s nerves. It seems this pug has a habit of pulling the cat off the bed by yanking the blanket that it’s lying on.


Teddy Puggers thought he was getting away with it all this time, until he was caught red-handed by his humans. Although his adorable frowning face says “I’m sorry,” we have a sneaking suspicion that he’s not sorry in the least.

Lost all control

Shapewear for women is a booming business, and there’s no doubt that it gives you a smooth, sleek appearance under form-fitting garments. Tamara Rose was taking advantage of these benefits, but didn’t realize that the smooth material of her shapewear may not be compatible with what she chose to wear on top of it.


We’re not sure where she was when it rolled down, but there’s really no good time for this to happen. We give her credit, though, for stepping out of them casually as if this kind of thing happens every day.

The cookie thief

You have to wonder if Portmanteau at Home is making this up, but any ER doctor will tell you that truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to how people manage to injure themselves.


We’re wondering when this happened, but as a kid, this would be awfully embarrassing to go to your parents with. Well, actually, it’s no less embarrassing if you’re an adult, although there’s a good chance you’re not the only one who’s gone to the ER over this issue.

He’s not stupid

Money is one of the biggest sources of contention between parents, especially when one parent likes to indulge their child a bit more than the other. It looks like Bailey Marie’s gone against her and Brett’s agreement on not buying any more clothes for their son, Hunter.


She thinks she can deny her way out of it when she’s confronted by her partner. However, she forgot one very important detail: it’s Brett who does the laundry.

Skipping school

Mike certainly wasn’t doing anything that most other teenagers haven’t tried at least once. We’re not sure if this was his first time playing hooky, but there’s definitely a technique to doing this successfully.


For example, make sure your mom doesn’t work at the school, because it would probably be super obvious that you’re not there. And if you have a cell phone, you’ll barely get to enjoy your day of freedom before you get that phone call to return, or else.

We met at work

Now here’s another employee who was busted by HR, except this story’s a bit more complicated. See, David and his wife met at work, and decided to call out sick one day. They both took turns calling in from the same pay phone, and thought they had covered their tracks.


Unfortunately, the HR lady happened to be a lot closer to them than they could have imagined. She must be a romantic, because she decided to keep their secret right up until they announced their engagement.

Living in a small town

Life in a small town has many advantages, like being in a community where most people know each other, and are happy to help their neighbors in times of need. Of course, knowing all your neighbors can also have its downside, as McKenna and her sister can tell you.


It’s bad enough being stopped twice by the cops during a joyride in the wee hours. But those cops knowing exactly who your parents are means there’s no way to escape punishment once you get back home.

Copying word for word

Ah, now here’s another cheating student who reminds us why you shouldn’t take the easy way out. His method of looking over a classmate’s shoulder is pretty risky, considering it’s the easiest way to get caught.


Sadly, he could have gotten away with it – had he not copied Angie B’s name, along with all her test answers. We hope this young lad learned his lesson after that. Cheating is bad enough, but it’s especially ill-advised if you don’t know what you should copy versus what you shouldn’t.

Happy birthday, dad!

Kids are so creative when it comes to throwing parties while their parents are gone, but this one definitely takes the cake. A sign announcing your father’s birthday is the perfect explanation for all that noise, and why so many people are coming in and out of your house.


But leave it to some friendly neighbors to spoil Meggan’s plans by coming over with a birthday card. Yeah, we’re pretty sure they didn’t buy her excuse that all her father’s friends were teenagers.

Binge watching ‘Friends’

We have no shame admitting that we’ve clapped our hands at least once after “So no one told you life was gonna be this way,” while watching an episode of ‘Friends.’ It’s an involuntary reaction, like a sneeze of a muscle spasm.


In fact, Molly probably didn’t even know she was doing it as she binge watched episode after episode when she should be sleeping. Ah, if only she had worn a pair of gloves…but as they say, hindsight is 20/20.

Betrayed by the weather

Even when you’ve taken every precaution under the sun, there’s no way to control Mother Nature. Initially, Patrick was probably relieved that the rain held off until his guests were safely inside the house.


However, it would have helped if the rain continued while they were leaving, because there’s no way to explain away those 100 dry spots. That’s an awful lot of guests, though, so we’re thinking his neighbors would have given him away, even if the weather didn’t.

Don’t judge me

No worries, Grant – there’s no judgments from us about what’s on your playlist. After all, that song by Carly Rae Jepson is pretty catchy. We’re not sure we’ve listened to it quite so many times, but again, no judgments.


What’s undoubtedly awkward is being obsessed with a song about giving someone your phone number when you’re already married. We’re hoping his friend kept this bit of information to himself, since Grant’s wife may not be as understanding as we are.

A rather obvious password

You know that tip about not using obvious passwords, like your birth date or words that describe your job? Well, here’s another tip that Barb learned the hard way: don’t create passwords about how much you hate your job.


To be fair, this happened to Barb over 15 years ago, when people weren’t quite as hip to the password game. And chances are, the IT guy hates his job too, so it’s quite possible he had the exact same password.

Mom’s hard-earned money

As we mentioned, college isn’t cheap when there are so many things you have to pay for, like books, transportation fees, and groceries. That’s why Mikayla’s mom put aside some of her hard-earned money to ensure her daughter never ran out of food.


Mikayla, on the other hand, had more pressing needs, which she thought was her own little secret. It would have been, had she not brought along her new shoes and clothes when she went back home for a visit.

Playing dress up

Many of us love to dress up our dogs and cats, even though we know it’s silly and most likely unappreciated by our pets. But dressing up a hamster? That’s a bit…unusual, but hey, whatever floats your boat.


However, things get really weird if you’re doing this with someone else’s pet while they’re at work. We can’t begin to imagine what it must have looked like when her roommate walked in on one of these photoshoots.

She really loves hummus

So here’s another contributor whose eating habits aren’t the most polite or gracious. We give her credit for not wanting to waste any of that fresh, creamy hummus, but licking it off your phone? While you’re at work?


The moment was undoubtedly awkward between Brett Elizabeth and her co-worker, and people do have a tendency to say some truly bizarre things during such moments. However, “it wasn’t me” is probably about as awkward as it gets.

A happy ending

There are times when being caught by someone else can turn out to be a very good thing. Rachel’s aunt, for example, couldn’t hide her excitement when a man she had been crushing on agreed to go on a date.


In fact, she was so excited that she forgot to hang up before yelling “YAYYY!” She may have been humiliated, but being so open with her feelings worked out for the best, since the guy on the other end is now Rachel’s uncle.

Stealing from Santa

If your kids still believe in Santa Claus, preserving the illusion can be quite tricky, since you’re the actual “Santa.” After a night of wrapping gifts and making last minute preparations for a perfect Christmas morning, Julie was clearly in need of a snack.


Of course, stealing from Santa’s stash is wrong, which is why her daughter sternly warns her, “Don’t do it next year!” Well, at least Julie can take pride in her daughter’s sense of right and wrong.