People Share the Moment When They Realized They Were… Kind of Stupid

The truth hurts, doesn’t it?

And it REALLY hurts when you realize that you might not be the sharpest tool in the shed. Hey, don’t get too down about it, we all have to figure it out at some point…unless you’re Bill Gates or something…

But I’m willing to bet that you probably DO NOT fall into that category.

AskReddit users went on the record and admitted when they realized they were kind of DUMB.

1. What’s that sound?

“I put my phone in the freezer to charge. I remember having the thought that it would actually work. Several hours later, I couldn’t find my phone.

When someone called me, my brain refused to put together that the reason why my fridge was playing music was that my phone was in it.

I just thought it was a feature I had missed.”

2. Huh…

“I was friends with some twins. I said happy birthday to one of them.

The other asked “What about me?”

My dumb*ss: “Oh sh*t is it your birthday too?”


“Thats crazy y’all even have the same birth-oh d*mn, I am actually stupid.””

3. That took a long time.

“I was in my late 30’s before I realized you can raise the lever on the toaster to lift up the toast and easily grip it… instead of playing Operation with your fingers and the toaster slots.”

4. Weighing in.

“My BF was weighing our suitcases the night before a flight.

He did the classic, step on the scale and then step on the scale with the suitcase and do the math technique. One of the bags was a couple of kg over the limit so I reassured him that by morning he will have lost a bit of weight which might help get back under the limit.

Didn’t think that one through.”

5. Let’s try that again.

“I spent a good 45 seconds trying to open a can of beans with a can opener and couldn’t for the life of me figure out what I was doing wrong.

I remember thinking it had been awhile since I’d opened a can but really?

Then I took a good, hard look at what I was doing and realized I was trying to open a can with a potato peeler.”

6. How have you been?

“I was out clothes shopping when I spotted someone I recognized.

We made eye contact and smiled at each other.

It was just then I realized I was walking towards a full length mirror.”

7. Those aren’t the words?

“I was at a young age (8ish) when I thought the Star Spangled Banner said “Jose, do you see”.

That was a moment.

Reading is fundamental, kids.”

8. All mixed up.

“Was a bit distracted while unloading my shopping.

Accidentally put my novel in the freezer and ice cream on the shelf. Didn’t notice until the next day.

By that time the ice cream was spoiled and the book was mildly iced over.”

9. A veteran of the game.

“I was shocked to learn that hearts and diamonds are always red cards and spade and clubs are always black in a deck of cards.

I was told last night and felt so dumb.


10. Beware of the drone.

“Deployed, heard word of an unidentified drone flying relatively close to our area, so I’m just sitting there staring up at the night sky.

I really have never seen a drone during the night time, so I didn’t really know what altitude to expect them to be flying at, or if they had lights on, so I was pretty clueless. This dim light catches my eyes as I’m scanning the sky and I focus in on it.

The light seems to be getting bigger and bigger, and I couldn’t figure out what it was. So i ended up calling it up over the radio for the guys I was working with to come outside and take a look. They came outside, looked at the light in the sky I was pointing at, looked back at me, and then called me a dumb*ss.

It was clouds slowly drifting in front of the moon. So I think that one was a mix of my own stupidity and tiredness.”

11. Where could it be?

“Absolutely freaking out to a friend that I couldn’t find my phone anywhere…while talking to them on my phone

Yes, I was completely sober.”

12. Whoops.

“One time I went to the pet shop to buy a hamster

I bought a huge cage for him, some food, but when I went home, I realized, that I forgot to buy hamster.”

13. Oh…right…

“I was peeing in a urinal, then I thought “I think I accidentally walked into the girls bathroom!”

I couldn’t leave because I was peeing, so I was just terrified some girl was going to walk in and see me.

I finished peeing, went to the sinks, and realized how stupid I was.”

14. Never do this!

“I found a spoon in my freezer and while thinking “hmm why is this spoon in the freezer?”

I licked it.

My tongue got stuck and I pulled the spoon fast off my tongue.

I then bled for a while after as I had torn my tongue in several spots.”

How about you?

What’s a time in your life when you really felt DUMB?

Talk to us in the comments and fill us in!