My most awkward life moment happened during my early membership here!
I was taking a bus from Bristol, TN to Knoxville, TN so I could board my plane on time and go home to California.
I had a cell phone and about $75-80 in my pocket. The bus had a toilet. I went to the bathroom. As I get up from the toilet, my money and my phone fall into the toilet (at the time, I didn't have a wallet). I dug frantically through all the sludge to find it and to my dismay, I was unable to retrieve it. I had to go to the bus driver and tell him what had happened. He looked at me with surprise and the act of telling him about my mess up was humiliating and awkward. Then, once we reached our stop, the guy gets out of the bus and tells his coworkers what happened. They didn't believe him. But they emptied the sludge tank and sure enough, there was money and my phone. They laughed at me.
I tried as best I could to wash the money, but it was no use. I couldn't get all the debris off of it. I grudgingly handed my funky smelling money to each of the people I needed to pay for services: the cab driver, the air port lady, a food service worker. I got funny looks the entire time.