"Hey, sorry to call you guys this late on a weeknight, but I just happened to be in your basement."
"It's an adjustment being a handshake guy in a fist-bump company."
Tags:handshake, handshakes, fist bump, fist bumps, fist bumping, bumping fists, greet, greets, greeting, culture clash, culture clashes, new job, new jobs, adjustment, adjustments, adjustment period, adjustment periods, settle in, settles in, settling in, broken arm, broken arms, broken hand, broken hands, broken bone, broken bones, career change, career changes, commiserate, commiserates, commiserating, culture shock, culture shocks, system shock, system shocks, socially awkward, social awkwardness
"I have a bad association with people."
Tags:introvert, introverted, introverted, introverts, antisocial, anti social, anti-social, friends, friend, friendship, friendships, isolated, isolation, social isolation, socially isolated, unsociable, modern life, awkward person, awkward people, socially awkward, social awkwardness, alienated, alienation, standoffish, standoffishness
"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
Tags:social crutch, social crutches, pirate, pirates, captain, captains, bar, bars, pub, pubs, drink, drinks, drinking, social, sociable, social anxiety, anxious, self conscious, problem, problems, obstacles, social awkwardness, awkward, weirdo, weirdos, weird, knife, knives, concerning, threatening
"I was proud of you tonight. You were just hostile enough."
Tags:hostile, hostility, unkind, socially awkward, social awkwardness, surly, grump, grumpy, grumpiness, grumps, surliness, unfriendly, rude, rudeness, party, parties, guest, guests, antisocial, proud, pride, introvert, introverts, introverted, introversion, husband, husbands, wife, wives, partying, unsociable, dinner, dinners, dinner party, dinner parties
"How much do you tip your genie?"
Tags:genie, genies, tip, tips, tipping, tipping culture, magic lamp, magic lamps, oil lamp, oil lamps, faux pas, uncertain, uncertainty, social awkwardness, socially awkward, expectation, expectations, social expectation, social expectations, social norm, social norms, social obligation, social obligations
"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
"OMG, here comes my old lover."
Tags:omg, lover, lovers, old lover, old lovers, ex-lover, ex-lovers, ex lover, ex lovers, ex-boyfriends, ex boyfriend, ex boyfriends, ex girlfriend, ex girlfriends, ex-girlfriend, ex-girlfriends, pensioner, pensioners, senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, awkward situation, awkward situations, socially awkward, social awkwardness
"Damn it, when things were going well there was nothing but eye contact."
Tags:eye contact, make eye contact, making eye contact, guilt, guilty, guilty look, guilty looks, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, look away, looks away, looking away, look, looks, looking, executive, executives, awkward, socially awkward, social awkwardness, uncomfortable moment, uncomfortable moments, discomfort
"So, how long have you been old?"
Tags:ageing, aging, ageing process, aging process, old, oldness, old age, old-age, old-aged, ageism, ageist, generation gap, generation gaps, self-conscious, elderly, senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, pensioner, pensioners, senior, seniors, small talk, small-talk, rude, rudeness, bad manners, rude manners, cocktail party, cocktail parties, socially awkward, social awkwardness
Conversation Starter Kit
Conversation Starter Kit
An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Party
(We've) Met Gala
Tags:met gala, gala, galas, party, parties, partying, dance, dances, ball, cinderella, forget, forgets, forgetting, forgetful, forgetfulness, forgotten, acquaintance, acquaintances, meet, meets, meeting, greet, greets, greeting, greetings, cocktail party, cocktail parties, awkward, socially awkward, social awkwardness, awkward situation, awkward situations, cringe, cringes, cringing
Too Little, Too Late
Tags:date, dating, dates, relationship, relationships, bad date, bad dates, creep, creepy, compliment, compliments, complimenting, inadequate, inadequacy, idiom, idioms, missed opportunity, missed opportunities, stalker, stalking, regret, regrets, lost opportunity, lost opportunities, missing your chance, window of opportunity, flirtation, flirtations, flirt, flirts, social skills, social awkwardness, socially awkward
"I'm terribly sorry, but I forgot to bring my talking points."
Tags:party, parties, dinner party, dinner parties, forgot, forgotten, forgetful, forgetting, talking point, talking points, dates, date, socialise, socialize, socialising, socializing, intorvert, introvert, socially awkward, social awkwardness, bad date, bad dates, social expectation, social expectations, modern life, modern times, disappointment, disappointments, disappointing, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
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
Tags:banter, banters, ribbing, ribbed, social skill, social skills, socialise, socialize, socialising, socializing, socialised, socialized, rude, rudeness, bully, bullies, bullying, insult, insults, insulting, fitting in, standing out, fit in, stand out, friendship, friendships, friendship group, assimilated, assimilate, assimilates, assimilating, socially awkward, social awkwardness
"We'll get him to talk."
Tags:barber, barbers, hairdresser, hairdressers, haircut, haircuts, chit chat, small talk, making conversation, talk, talking, police, police officer, police officers, policewoman, policewomen, policeman, policemen, detective, detectives, interrogation, interrogations, interrogate, interrogated, police questioning, socially awkward, social awkwardness
Lenny, the Fifth Wheel of the Apocalypse
"I used to be at the old Penn Station, what did you do?"
"Keep walking. He's clearly on something."