There should be no shame in the 'walk of shame'. #StrideofPride
But that often-agonising stumble home in yesterday's clothes can bring up plenty of intense emotions.
These stories from a Reddit thread discuss the funniest, most heartwarming and downright weird stories around.
1. This guy was wearing fancy dress.
One user commented:
Met a girl on Halloween and her group of friends, she invited me back, we had like five more drinks and she was too drunk to function.
Took her home, took care of her while she puked, and we woke up together and cuddled.
She thanked me and invited me to stay the day with her.
I did, and stayed the night again, and then on November 2nd I had to walk home as a Ninja Turtle through the financial district of our city.
Yup, the guy wore a two-day-old Ninja Turtle costume, possibly with puke on. Sorry for your broken childhood.
2. Do you sometimes wonder why people are looking at you funny?
One user shared a truly painful story.
In college, woke up the next day after a party across campus. Walked back to my house.
Voting was a thing that day, lots of students out encouraging to vote. I walked into a campus building, interacted with lots of people, voted and left.
Got home to realize a big dick drawn in sharpie on my forehead.
Was wondering why people were looking at me funny.
3. Not all walks of shame involve sex.
This Redditor pointed out why the customer isn't always right.
I was working at a cheap hotel a few years ago, and this dude arrived for his reservation and wasn't satisfied with the room.
(Housekeeping was terrible at this location, we had this happen a couple times a night honestly)
The dude was furious and yelled at my manager in the lobby for a while before packing up his family and taking them to the crappier motel next door.
A few minutes later I see him walking back over to us, head down.
He then comes up to the front desk and asks me if he could check back into the room
4. Some stories are just brutal.
Tennis players have no cool.
One person shared their painful tale:
Sitting on the curb looking a hot mess waiting for my Uber when the guy I just hooked up with strolled by with his friend to go play an early game of tennis
5. This person was dedicated to getting to their appointment.
Woke up in dude’s apartment realized I was 1 hour late for my campus gyno appointment.
I walked to the campus clinic and went to appointment in last night’s clothes.
Nurse gave me a year’s worth of birth control in a bag and said, “you need this.”
Said, “thanks,” and then I walked back to my apartment with my loot.
6. Education, education, education.
You will definitely have an exam nightmare tonight after reading this.
Was at an animal themed mixer one Thursday night, with a test the next morning so I was mostly just hanging out talking.
One thing leads to another and I end up going home with this girl, waking up ten minutes before my 9am test and walking across campus reeking of sex in a moose costume to take it.
7. Don't skateboard and walk of shame.
It will definitely go wrong, as this user shared.
While I was checking out UCSB with my parents, we were driving through Isla Vista and saw this girl walk of shaming home,
The only thing was she was on her skateboard and wearing this whole going out outfit
and basically as were passing her her long skirt got caught on the skateboard wheels and she totally ate sh*t in front of my family
8. Sometimes you've got to improvise.
This woman knows how to work a coat.
I drive a bus in a college town, something like 90% of riders are students.
I work Saturday mornings so I see a decent number of walk of shamers.
I’ll always remember one girl who (seemingly) had no clothes other than a jacket several sizes to large for her and a purse with high heels in it.
My favourite thing to do to hungover walkers is to be super chipper and loud/polite. Brings me joy.
9. Climb-from-the-balcony of shame.
This poor girl performed a feat of athleticism without shoes.
Hooked up with this guy. Realllyyy wanted to leave, but didn't have my car with me and it was 5am, so I laid there.
He woke up and went to the bathroom, and for some reason I thought this was my chance to leave.
So, I decided to climb down from his balcony and walk 2 hours home with my dress on, and bra and underwear in my hands...
And I was barefoot... Because I forgot my fucking shoes.
Many crackheads were alllll about me during that long walk.