I've never been haunted by a ghost (as far as I know, *knocks wood*), but I have been haunted by many an embarrassing memory. There's something about shame that clings to our brains, making our most embarrassing moments also the hardest to forget. So if you're waking up in a cold sweat at 4 am because of the time you accidentally spilled fruit punch all over the ivory dress you wore to junior prom, causing your classmates to call you Lady MacBeth until graduation, you're not alone. Turns out, embarrassing memories are about as difficult to erase as fruit punch from budget silk.
In a popular Reddit thread, someone asked: "What’s that one embarrassing moment that keeps coming back to haunt you?"
1.) From General_Weakness5746:
My mom threw me a graduation party. She had the party in the community room of the local rescue squad and had a table full of food.
No one came. Most of the people she invited were fellow graduates so they had their own thing going on. We gave the food to the rescue squad people. I mostly felt horrible for my mom. Just writing this story made me feel like shit and it has been 25 years since this happened.