Ever been in a situation where you wanted to hide or blast yourself into oblivion?
I’m a really awkward person, I know, it’s just in my DNA, but let’s face it, everyone has been in a semi-awkward or Very awkward situation that made them want to do this:
So what is awkward really (for people who have no shame, and even for those who are like me)?
1) When a high five goes wrong.
Have you ever walked by someone you kinda know, and he raises his hand for a high five, and after debating with yourself whether you should or not, you decide to just be nice?
You put up your hand for the high five, halfway smiling…
When someone comes from behind you and high-fives the guy?
Now, falling in a public place….
Falling in front of a crush in a cute new dress you just bought that hiked up and showed your bum?
Disappear into misery.
Especially when they stare at you pitifully to make sure you’re OK.
That’s right, you did that on purpose! Cuz you meant to sprain your ankle.
3) Conversations with people you hardly know.
My more social friends encouraged me to go speak to this woman. I told them I was awkward, but did they listen? Nooooo.
SO I boldly went up to her.,.. and this is what happened:
Me: Hey, how are you??
Woman: Good! How you doing?
Me: Good, good!
*Awkward silence where we looked at each other and smiled politely while slightly nodding our heads*
Until I just backed away slowly into darkness.
4) Going against the grain
Truth is people, if everyone else is experiencing something bad and you’re experiencing something good, just don’t bring it up. Although sometimes your hand is forced.
So there’s a huge group of women standing on the street in front of the U.S embassy office, all complaining about not receiving their Visas, thus rendering them unable to travel to the U.S.
Here am I 5 feet away, with a Student Visa that I just received.
Conversation is becoming heated “yea, I didn’t get my Visa!” “Me either! They doh like me!” “Girl, I’ve been trying for years,” “I feel they not giving anybody today, nobody I know get it!”
I stood as still as possible, but just wasn’t invisible enough, because the hawks turned to me… “You get your visa?”
I fidgeted. “Yea,” I squeaked.
(Needless to say I received some dirty looks)
5) Wrong confession
Not sure why this is such a fad, but people like to confide ambiguous secrets to their friends.
“Hey… so I like this person and I’m not sure if I should tell her if I like her. What do you think?”
Well at this point, some hearts bundle up with unspeakable joy, and perhaps they get ahead of themselves a bit too quickly. So they respond:
“Really?! You don’t have to pretend anymore……. I like you too. I’ve always liked you!”
And awkwardness ensued…
Now, the first confessor has to set things straight…
” oh…. well unfortunately I don’t feel the same… I like Shanquaisha-leandraishay, not you.
or for my trinis:
Comment below and tell me the most awkward situation you’ve been in!
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