- Tell us a real-life story. An embarrassing, funny, or cringe worthy story.
- You must have either witnessed the embarrassing happening (good) or have had it happen to YOU (even better!)
- The story should take up no more than 1500 characters, including spaces (that's something like 200+ words)
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I have no idea what he could have said that was so funny, but the photographer who took my tenth grade school portrait said something that made me laugh really hard.
|There was no chance that I'd upload the actual picture.|
So you get Mitt. Sorry.
In the picture, my head is tilted back, as if I am in the primary detonation phase of a sneeze... but really happy about it.
It was bad.
Like, if for some reason you needed to Google Image search "teenager laughing hysterically," it is the picture that you would choose and upload to your blog, ignoring all thoughts of copyright infringement in the process. It had a borderline fake-ish quality, it was that obvious. With the head tilting back and the eyes clenched tightly and all.
As if I had done it cynically. As if I scoffed at the concept of "school portraits."
You'd think that the photographer would have, you know, taken another. Considering that he was the one who caused me to laugh maniacally, you know?
I could get retakes, of course. And I did. And they came out as handsome as you'd imagine.
But there was a different problem. A problem that had a name: The Yearbook Committee.
The pictures that were taken on Picture Day were the ones that were used for the yearbook. No exceptions, they said. Like, whatsoever.
And that is how, amongst a gallery of smiling teenagers, the portrait of Tenth Grade Youngman Brown defiantly stood alone as the most embarrassing school portrait to ever appear in a yearbook.
For the rest of time.
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