"Judith is someone who needs her sleep."
"Don't make eye contact..."
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"Would it be considered racially insensitive for me to ask what would be considered racially insensitive?"
Tags:racially insensitive, racial insensitivity, awkward, awkwardness, socially awkward, social awkwardness, political correctness, politically correct, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, racism, insensitive, insensitivity, question, questions, awkward question, awkward questions, uncomfortable question, uncomfortable questions
"I don't like large groups. I can never remember what our plural is."
Tags:group, groups, social situation, social situations, plural, plurals, meese, moose, mooses, plural, plurals, anxious, anxiety, introvert, introverts, introverted, anxious, anxieties, social anxiety, awkward, awkwardness, language, words, word, elk, elks, remembered, remember, remembering, memory, pressure, social pressure
"I forget—are these your friends where we pretend we make more money than we actually do, or less?"
"I miss handshakes"
Tags:greet, greetings, formality, informality, informal, introduce, introductions, modern attitudes, modern views, handshake, handshakes, hug, hugs, hugging, cuddle, cuddling, awkwardness, touch averse, touch aversion, introvert, introversion, anti social, anti sociable, touch-averse, touch-aversion, welcome, welcomes, welcoming, traditional, traditionalist, traditional mindset, traditional views, old fashioned, old-fashioned, old fashioned attitudes, traditional attitudes, uncomfortable, discomfort, awkward, kiss, kissing
Tags:talk show, host, hosts, late-night, tv, tvs, television, televisions, bar, bars, pub, pubs, drink, drinks, drinking, alcohol, cocktail, cocktails, icebreaker, icebreakers, breaking the ice, conversations, conversation, trying to fit in, fitting in, bartender, bartenders, reach out, reaches out, reaching out, awkward, awkwardness, tension, tensions, racial tension, racial tensions, casual racism, stereotype, stereotypes, stereotyping
The Heimlich Maneuver
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"Oh, well, this is going to be awkward."
"I've always wanted to go to consecutive performances of the same symphony led by different conductors - you know what I mean?"
"Do any of you guys need a wife?"
Tags:single, singles, bar, pub, flirt, flirts, date, dates, marriages, husband and wife, husbands and wives, desperate, desperation, chat up line, chat up lines, chat-up line, chat-up lines, lonely, loneliness, friendship group, friendship groups, middle age, singles bar, singles bars, awkward, awkwardness
"We're going to be late for the awkwardly standing around."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, going out, arriving early, late, lateness, being late, awkward, awkwardness, social awkwardness, socially awkward, introvert, introverts, introverted, standing around, stand around, early, earliness, social norm, socials norm, punctual, punctuality, expectation, expectations, social expectations, middle class, middle class life, first world problems
That party went well.
Tags:party, parties, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, worry, worries, anxious, anxiety, anxieties, introvert, introverts, introversion, awkward, awkwardness, socially awkward, social awkwardness, comment, comments, overheard, overhear, overhears, overhearing, stupid, shy, timid, judge, judges, judgement, judgements, judgmental, judgemental, subway, subways, train, trains, overthink, overthinks, overthinking, social anxiety, social anxieties, socially anxious
"You're a very interesting waiter, but don't you have any other tables to take care of?"
An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Party
"Are you uncomfortable discussing this because I'm a man or because I'm your husband?"
Tags:psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, shrink, shrinks, psychologist, psychologists, therapist, therapists, therapy, mental health, mental state, mental illness, unprofessional, medical malpractice, husband, husbands, doctor-patient confidentiality, patient-doctor confidentiality, physician-patient privilege, uncomfortable, awkward, awkwardness
"Thanks for coming - I usually find these office parties rather awkward."
Tags:puppet, puppets, puppeteer, puppeteers, handpuppet, handpuppets, hand puppet, hand puppets, sock puppet, sock puppets, multiple personalities, multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity, dissociative identity disorder, office party, office parties, awkward, awkwardness, uncomfortable, mental illness, mentally ill, discomfort, cocktail party, cocktail parties, stand out, stands out, standing out
The Middle-School Dance
Don't Forget - August 24th is Stranger's Day!
Unbroken Eye Contact: The Musical
Food Wars: "Thrilla in Peekskilla"
Tags:comic, comics, comic strip, food, foods, fruit, fruits, honeydew, melon, melons, fraught, awkward, argument, arguments, row, rows, pointless, food wars, pepper, peppers, green peppers, foodie, foodies, preference, prefer, preferred, stuck in the middle, awkwardness, awkward situation, awkward position, difficult position, catch-22, catch twenty two, battle, battles, fight, fights, domestic, domestics, insult, insults, insulting, insulted
The Land of the Uncomfortable Pause
Tags:pause, pauses, lull, lulls, conversation, conversations, converse, conversing, small talk, make small talk, making small talk, awkward, awkwardness, awkward silence, awkward silences, uncomfortable, uncomfortable pause, uncomfortable pauses, social situation, social situations, don't know what to say, gap, gaps, deafening silence, silence is deafening, socially awkward, social awkwardness
"What did you think of that book that I already know everyone else in the world's opinion about?"
"You have to get up early tomorrow, too? We have so much in common!"
Tags:pub, pubs, bar, bars, date, dates, dating, relating, things in common, deluded, delusion, pick up line, pick up lines, chat up, chatting up, hit on, hitting on, first date, first dates, relationship, relationships, creepy, awkward, awkwardness, nothing in common, early riser, early risers, getting up early, early bird, early bird, morning, mornings, interest, interests, common interest, common interest, alcohol, drink, drinks, awkward conversation, awkward conversations, gender issues, unwanted attention, advances, making advances, unwanted advances, misogyny, male entitlement, male privilege