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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Clementine_3, May 17, 2011.

  1. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member Thread Starter

    I was just reading the Best Beer and Working In A Cell Phone Store threads and, between the two, remembered a classic moment. You know, a face palm moment. Thought it would be fun to share them...we've all had at least one!

    I had gone to dinner with a friend, who, oddly enough, is a teacher. I ordered a Dos Equis and she was oh-so-happy to tell me that that meant "two horses". I, as politely as possible, said no, it meant "two X's". She immediately pointed out that she was a teacher and had taken advanced Spanish during her Masters program and it meant "two horses". Sometimes you just can't argue, but you can giggle when the bottle comes and has two big X's on it, not two horse heads.

    So...your moment?

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  2. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    I was working on my phone all day and loving it when I noticed my battery getting low. So, I plugged my phone into its charger and moved to my desktop computer. The first thing I did was try and tap the screen when I needed to open an app on my desktop computer. I tapped.. nothing. Tapped again.. still nothing. I was sitting there for a good 10 seconds wondering why tapping was doing nothing when I realized I was on my desktop monitor and putting fingerprints all over it.

    Major face palm moment :)
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  3. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    I was leaving my apartment and closed the door when I realized that I'd left my keys. I opened the door and since I'd turned the lights off already, I pulled the mini flashlight out of my pocket and proceeded to search for my keys. What was this mini flashlight attached to you ask? My keys. /facepalm
  4. APDell

    APDell Well-Known Member

    This is too good. Hehe:D

    I'll post mine when I get to work... lol. Gotta hit the road.
  5. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    Ha ha ha ha ha
  6. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    LOL... so funny..

    I know i have had a few facepalm moments too...
    when i remember one.. I will share it.
  7. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me

    I had such a moment about an hour ago. I was baking chocolate chips cookies (yes, I was cooking in the middle of the night, don't ask). So I put them in the oven and had to wait 18 minutes for them to cook. A few moments later, I checked the oven and saw 00:16 on it. I checked again after a couple of minutes and saw that the oven showed 00:20! I got all confused and then realized that it was the clock and I hadn't actually set the timer on the oven.

    That was an epic fail on my part. Remember kids, don't start cooking past midnight. ;)
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  8. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast

    This is one of my coworker's facepalm moments.

    One time I was talking to a coworker about a friend of mine who is a venue scout. He gets to go to all kinds of events for free just to check out the venue. I made the comment "I'm totally in the wrong line of work." My coworker said....."Where do you work?"
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  9. landovr

    landovr Android Enthusiast

    I usually have my extra keys that I don't use very often clipped to my belt loop on my jeans and one day i noticed all that was there was the clip and not the keys and I freaked out. I backtracked all over town running around like a maniac trying to find my keys before someone else did and finally I gave in to the fact they were gone forever. Later that night I went to have a shower and emptied my pockets and guess what was in my pocket, My keys. :)
  10. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    ROFL! Was your co-worker blonde?
  11. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    I've done that while cooking! Military time on your household appliances can really muck things up sometimes.
  12. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    yeah.. i done that before :cool:

    how often have you looked for something... like your sunglasses or keys...
    you know you looked on the kitchen table and only thing on it was some junk mail... you looked twice. you give up.. go sit at table to eat a snack.. and there they are!!!!

    It always makes me think.. the blue people f-ed it up again!

    ever watch the episode of The Twilight zone: a matter of minutes
    YouTube - ‪The Twilight Zone: Matter of Minutes part 1‬‏
  13. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me

    I'm sure this also happened to a couple of other users here: I was looking for my hat. I don't even have to say where it was for you to understand. ;)

    It's a good thing I stopped wearing hats. Even in the winter when it gets as cold as -40 (it's the same in degrees Celsius and in degrees Fahrenheit by the way. Or about 233 Kelvin if you're using the SI ;)).
  14. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    how about looking for your prescription glasses... and everything is clear!


    i got so tired of that.. i got laser eye surgery....
    a year... trying to adjust my glasses... that were not on my face!!!!!

    double duh!!!!
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  15. Swipe

    Swipe Newbie

    My girlfriend left her phone at my house so I texted her about 5 messages that she left her phone at my house.

    I was wondering why is she not responding. I was about to call her when it downed on me.

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  16. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    Getting caught doing the do then having my dad say "make sure you're strapped up" lol.

    Yeaaaaars agoooo *facepalm*
  17. eyebeam

    eyebeam Extreme Android User

    Oh boy - ok, here's one of mine.

    While over at my dad's several Christmases ago, I was looking through his large collection of books. In his section of multi-volume sets, I came across 2 that struck me as odd. So I asked "Hey dad, why do you only have volumes 1 and 11 of this set? Where's the rest of them?" He briefly glanced over and said "Um, son, those are roman numarals". DOH! :eek:
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  18. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    I'm taking out my contacts. I was wondering why it was taking so long to get one of them out. I'm steadily trying to get it out, then I realized a few frustrated minutes later......it was already out....the whole time I was rubbing my eyeball with no contact in it.....


    LMAO!! I do that to this day. I wear my glasses at home mostly, and when I start work on Mondays I do this from time to time.
  19. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    i was reading and thinking..

    taking out your contacts? for lunch? business? fun???
    what is he doing talking about???

    then you said "eyeball" ... wait... oh.. contact lens...

  20. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

  21. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    Oh man I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does this. I do this sort of thing all the damn time. So often if fact that I came up with a theory long ago that for some reason sometimes my brain mislabels things for a brief moment, allowing me to do stupid things like pick my sunglasses up to look underneath them to find my sunglasses.

    I know, doesn't make sense right? Here's what I mean... when you see something like a pop can for instance, your brain automatically labels it a 'pop can' for instant recognition (I learned all of this somewhere, but don't ask me where). It's similar to word recognition, when you read a book your mind recognizes entire words, it doesn't have to piece them together letter by letter, it sees a word no matter how long or short it is (so long as it's a word you're already familiar with) and instantly recognizes it and you comprehend it immediately. Which is why you can read along so fast no matter how long the words you're reading may be. Then all of a sudden when you come across a new word, even a short word like 'zleque', you would have to stop reading for a second to try and figure out what that word is, and what it meant. You could be reading through a book just zipping along and when you came to zleque you would have to pause for a second to try and comprehend what that word meant because your brain wouldn't recognize it.

    Anyways, so your brain does the same thing with objects, so when you look at a pair of sunglasses your brain already labels them as sunglasses and comprehends everything you know about sunglasses. That way you don't have to pick them up everytime you see a pair of sunglasses and figure out what they're for, what they do. So my theory I came up with long ago is that sometimes, for whatever reason, when I'm looking for my sunglasses and I look over on the passenger seat where I left them last and they're sitting right there, my eyes see my sunglasses, but then my brain temporarily mislabels them... oh I dunno, a money clip or something. Therefore even though I'm looking right at them, my mind is thinking I'm looking at my money clip. So I pick up my money clip (sunglasses) to look underneath them for my sunglasses. Then a few seconds later I look at what I just picked up and go, "oh damn, they're right there in my hand".

    I dunno, it sounds crazy I know. I just came up with that because I do that so often I couldn't figure out why else I did it.
  22. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    damn.. that is some big ass money clip! baller!

    i am sticking with my theary....it is the blue men!!!

    ps.. your theory... the rest of the world calls it .. brain fart!
  23. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    Wow, so I invented the 'brain fart' theory? Holy cow, I'm famous!!!

    Oh yeah and the new 'Twilight Zone'... such a poor attempt to capitalize on a classic tv show. They in no way ever touched the greatness the original show achieved. For one thing when I watch the Twilight Zone, if it's not in black and white it's just not the same.

    If they were ever to attempt a 3rd try at bringing back the Twilight Zone, they should do it in Black and White. It's the only way that show works.
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  24. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    twilight zone.. in the 3rd dimension... (3D)
  25. olbriar


    Years ago, pre debit card days, I ran to the grocery store for the wife. I stand in line and when my turn comes they sack up thirty some dollars worth. I reach into my back pocket for the check book.. and it's not there. Only at that moment do I clearly remember setting it on the end table near the front door. God I hate being that guy holding up the line.. everyone staring. The cashier politely says.. I'll put them in the basket here and you can run back and pay for them. I run home.. feeling the fool I so often prove to be and grab the check book. Back again at the store I patiently wait in line to pay for my two sacks of groceries. The cashier says.. your total is still thirty whatever it was and smiled real big. I promptly flip open the check book and discover... you got to be kidding me... no checks.
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