Things that make you cringe a bit or feel sad


#101

Just text him, bro. It’s 2017…


#102

When my American colleagues say ‘great we could connect’ after a call/generally are enthusiastic about work.


#103

Yes if they have a big valleys accent and add an extra syllables so it becomes like ‘do-wood’


#104

When companies describe their staff as “colleagues”, even to their customers.


#105

That there are factories somewhere that make little plastic toys to go into Kinder Surprise eggs or Christmas Crackers that nobody cares about and normally end up straight into a bin.

That makes me feel sad.


#106

Seeing myself in the mirror. My life in general.


#107

yeah, I always get like that when I see someone discard or wantonly break something. Like, I can’t separate the product from the human labour that went into it. have this weird memory as a 6 year old kid getting really upset that I didn’t like a pair of boots that my parents had got me, but felt really guilty because the manufacturers/my parents might be upset that I didn’t like them.


#108

This post makes me sad :frowning:


#109

That actually hurts to think about


#110

I cringe when people write “your” when it should be “you’re”. :joy:


#111

Best is an Ammanford accent where it becomes Dude-uh.


#112

if I see people alone in a group or social setting

Recently examples include

  • seeing a group of school kids in a supermarket, foreign students it seemed. They were all having fun apart form this one kid who was just stood on his own at the side looking at the floor.
  • seeing an old man having dinner by himself in a pub which was mainly full of younger people

just makes me feel a bit sorry for them


#113

also when chuggers come up to you doing a wacky little dance, cringy as fuck


#114

Fixed


#115

Yesterday there was a sizeable living wage demo outside the Ritzy but loads of people just walked through them and into the cinema. Made me sad and cringe at the same time. I was one of these people going in but was only going in to collect my wallet which I had left in there on Friday when there had been no demonstrators outside.


#116

when couples do prolonged PDA’s/ hug for 10 minutes looking sad before one of them gets on a bus or train. unless one of them is going off to war, this is unacceptable.


#117

There was a middle aged guy sat next to me on the train until just now. He was wearing a suit, had a weary expression, was working his way through a bag of Werther’s Originals and had this exact image as his mobile phone cover:

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It got me thinking as to why he had this as a phone cover, and I conjured up a number of back stories in my head, all of which were a bit poignant and sad.


#118

Seeing people on bad first dates in restaurants/bars. It’s always obvious because they’ll be looking at the menu in silence except for a few “Hmmms” and then you see the relief on their faces when the waiter comes to take their order.


#119

“Do you want to see each other again?”

“You go first”
“No, ladies first”
“Okay… I had a really nice time but … If we saw each other again, it’d be as just friends?”
“Yeah… Yeah. Friends.”

Cringe every time.


#120

I enjoy watching this kind of thing when it happens on First Dates actually. Just grim in real life.