High school loser stories will make you laugh and cry
While most people feel like they had a tough time in high school, it isn’t until we’re older that we realize everyone felt that way at some point. Twitter users shared their high school “loser” stories in an amazing thread and they serve as a great reminder that we’re not alone in our lameness.
The viral thread was started when Buzzfeed’s Deputy Director of Breaking News David Mack tweeted about his own high school experience.
how big a loser was i in high school?
i didn’t get chosen to be on the school newspaper committee, but i just turned up every week anyway and eventually, after several months, the teacher felt sorry for me and put me on staff
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 16, 2018
“How big a loser was I in high school? I didn’t get chosen to be on the school newspaper committee, but I just turned up every week anyway and eventually, after several months, the teacher felt sorry for me and put me on staff,” he shared.
As a former high school newspaper reporter and editor who went on to work for newspapers, this story is less embarrassing to me and more of an explanation as to how Mack became a journalist. But his question resonated with a lot of people. And he shared some other hilarious “loser” moments from his time in school.
i’ll keep going: in year 7, the science teacher fed a live mouse to his pet snake. the other boys thought it was v cool but I burst into tears and ran away bc my pet mouse had died recently.— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 16, 2018
ok one more: i also cried in year 7 english and ran away bc everyone laughed at me when I gave a speech on Harry Potter and opened with something like “get ready to blast off on your broomsticks!”— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 16, 2018
This one reminded me of all the times I cried at school, and man was there a lot of those. There was the time I played Mary in the school play, and my veil fell over my face during a speaking part. The whole school laughed, so I sobbed uncontrollably.
Mack asked others to add their own high school loser moments too.
please share with me your best stories about being a fellow loser in high school https://t.co/qteaXagNgR
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 16, 2018
And boy, did they.
I wrote on my myspace profile that I liked “partying” and my mom noticed and said “when have you ever been to a party”— #1 Rachel (@rachel) April 17, 2018
Damn, moms can be so brutal.
My proudest moment. pic.twitter.com/4sc7qhJrsT— Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) April 17, 2018
Can we still call it winning if no one else enters? It definitely isn’t losing.
Persistence pays off, though, apparently! 😁— Di Cleverley (@dcleverley) April 17, 2018
I decided to build a DNA molecule on my own after school with some molecule kits I found in the bio lab.
Some way-cooler-than-me girl came in and asked me if I was taking it to the prom.
A budding relationship with science is called excelling at STEM nowadays.
my own mother sent me a rose on valentine’s day cos she thought i’d be the only kid without one— Steph Boulet (@StephBoulet) April 16, 2018
My parents did this to me in middle school, high school, and even at my first job.
I used to pretend that my braces cut me and made my lip bleed so i didn’t have to participate in PE because they would all move in when I was up to bat during softball. https://t.co/R8YMth8k9c— Zackasaurus 🦖 (@zackcrocker) April 16, 2018
Like, yeah, exercise is good for us, but PE was the class we all tried to avoid. It was a minefield of embarrassing moments.
In PE the teacher stopped giving me push ups as punishment because I couldn’t do one and watching me try was “just sad”.— Liam Nilon (@LiamNilon) April 17, 2018
once, I finished a cross country race as they were tearing down the finish line. the event coordinators didn't know people (me) were still running. pic.twitter.com/URq3j6bgEI— Cody LaGrow (@CodyLaGrow) April 16, 2018
I managed to shatter the first knuckle on my middle finger during gym class when we were practicing how to catch a football. Then it took a while to heal, and I was absolutely thrilled to use it to get out of co-ed volleyball. Thank you, football, tysm.— mrow (@ALR_Tubbs) April 17, 2018
Really, the stories from gym class are endless.
My friends and I were too well-behaved to drink in high school, so we used to take shots of WATER on the weekends just for the thrill of using a shot glass (and possibly hoping to be seen through the window? idk)— Sarah Rapp (@saralalala) April 17, 2018
Talk about a fun way to stay hydrated.
I REALLY wanted to be on the improv team, and my dad made my twin brother audition with me so that we would come home together, even though he didn't want to.........he got on the team, I was made a sub.— christine’s second emmy (@markamlz) April 16, 2018
Thanks for nothing, dad.
there were FOUR cop cars surrounding my car because it looked suspicious. i had to sleepily tell the guy at my window that i just didn't want to go to practice and he told me to go home 🙁— timothy (@awildtimo) April 16, 2018
This is adorably nerdy.
I started falling behind in school 10th grade and my guidance counselor called my mom to say 'watch out he is probably doing drugs.' Her response? "My son doesn't have enough of a social life to get them, let alone do them"— Pippy Dinglefitz (@EatingisMurder) April 16, 2018
I was great friends with the school librarian. We sang in the church choir together 😇— Mike Stewart (@mike_j_stewart) April 17, 2018
Hey, now, librarians make excellent friends. We bet Mike never had trouble finding the right reference book.