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Your most recent awkward moment

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by FidelCashflow, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Jsoftz

    Jsoftz Well-Known Member

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    so did you buy a dance off her? [​IMG] I"D TOTALLY DO IT! That actually probably would be the best way to turn the awkwardness into fun!

    Erm. She volunteered and gave me one, but it was really weird. The song stopped early for one reason or another and she said she would keep going if I wanted but I just put the sorry dance out if its misery.

    Not that it was a bad dance, it was just strange. She said she had to pretend I was just some random guy and didn't look at me directly when she was doing her thing. I did likewise and tried to pretend she was just some stripper.. didn't really work though. I enjoyed it at first (plus the novelty factor of it being a girl I used to have a crush on) but it quickly became weird. She gave me her number though and we'll probably grab lunch some time.

    My encounter was a lot different than DarknWorn's, namely because this girl is the last person you'd ever expect to go into that sort of thing. Had her first boyfriend at 19.. to paint a picture (and I'm a little embarrassed to admit this) we first met at our high school's anime club.
     
  2. FLMountainMan

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    My awkward moments usually happened when I meet my classmates at their work place.

    First, a few years ago I met a highschool classmate at a local strip club. She was skinny, a cheerleader, and a known slut. Still, seeing her on stage was really awkward as I went away for college, and she became a stripper. The thought of hitting it never crossed my mind. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that she slept with most of the basketball players, and a few wrestlers, football players thrown in for good measure. We had a few words, she showed be her infested cooch, then I went home.

    Recently I saw a law school classmate at a local restaurant/bar place. She works there to make extra money. I know her, but we never really talk in school as she's the quiet type and I don't really hang around with the law kids much. So, I was with my gf, who's a law student, and her roommate, who's also a law student. We sat down, she saw us and came over. She said hi, I said hi back, then a good 3 seconds of silence passed. The then mumbled something and left. We didn't see her for the rest of the night. The whole thing was weird probably because both of us realized at that moment that, although we want to be nice to each other, we really know nothing about each other and furthermore have no desire to get to know each other. So, that was that.


    Two of my classmates in law school danced at Mons Venus. It was well-known and they weren't shy about it. I had kind of an awkward conversation just this morning. Some new guy, Lance, at my job came around to introduce himself.
    L - "Hey, I'm Lance"
    R - "Hey, I'm Rodney.....are you from Cleveland?"
    L - "From just outside there, yeah, how'd you know?"
    R - "Your accent"
    L - "People from Ohio don't have accents"
    R - "Really? Then how'd I know you were from Ohio, Cleveland no less?"
    L - "....Maybe because I don't have an accent?"
    R - (in a subtle Cleveland accent) "Well, anyway, it was good to meet you, see ya around, Lance"
     
  3. globetrotter

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    Erm. Maybe a public forum is not the best place to post this.

    Was at a strip club last week, and ran into a girl I had a crush on when I was a freshman in High School. She was a very conservative girl, socially awkward and both of us could have easily been characterized as the high school nerd types. I always thought she was real skinny because she wore shapeless clothes.

    Anyhow, it turns out she is a stripper now.. she was extremely embarrassed and I have to admit it was very strange for me too, seeing her on the stage like that. We talked for maybe 30 minutes to a hour and caught up, but even that was pretty weird.

    Easily the most awkward experience I've ever had.


    this sounds like a fantastic opportuninty to me....
     
  4. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    I remember I was walking along across the street from this hot girl I was checking out and she was smiling back at me when I ran into a pole.

    Seriously thought this kinda stuff only happened in movies.


    I did a similar thing a couple of years ago. I was crossing the street and looking at a hot girl and i stepped in a big puddle and got my pretty shoe wet.
     
  5. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    I ran into an ex girlfriend once, with her husband and kids, and my wife and son. I hadn't thought about her for years, but I guess her husband had heard about me or something - he looked really unhappy to see me. we really didn't have anything to say to each other, but we sort of felt we should have, so it dragged on uncomfortably, with her husband glaring at me. it was pretty funny.
     
  6. sho'nuff

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    this happens to me sometimes when i am on a plane by myself.

    somebody sits next to me that for some reason has a need to try to make conversation with me.
    i usually dont talk to anyone and am more comfortable not talking, unless there is something actually interesting to talk about or important.

    but this person just needs to make small talk with me about such boring stuff. i dont know. sometimes he asks me where i am from, how's the weather there, what is the reason why i am flying, where do i work , and etc.

    like cmon, i just want to rest. turn my head to the side and look out the window and fall asleep, but for some reason, i feel guilty doing that to him. i have a tendency to try to respond and put on a fake smile and force out a chuckle when he tries to say something funny. this is so tiring. i just wish i can get up and change seats.
    or tell him, look i dont want to talk can you leave me alone for the next 4 hours??

    but i cannot.
    i sit there and go through hell for 4 hours.
     
  7. Dedalus

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    Pretty much anytime I am at the urinal and the guy next to me moans with relief or talks to me.
     
  8. imageWIS

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    Not recently, but I've run into an acquaintance of mine from HS from time to time at the local Best Buy, he works there now. As per what I was told by a friend of mine from HS who happens to also be friends with him: he basically married the first chick he fucked, they now have a daughter (he is 24 or 25 now), he has gotten fat and is even more of a nerd than I recall. He is still obsessed with making fun of a teacher we had back in HS...7 years ago! Every time I run into him he brings the teacher up, it's embarrassing and frankly I feel sorry for him.

    Jon.
     
  9. imageWIS

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    this happens to me sometimes when i am on a plane by myself.

    somebody sits next to me that for some reason has a need to try to make conversation with me.
    i usually dont talk to anyone and am more comfortable not talking, unless there is something actually interesting to talk about or important.

    but this person just needs to make small talk with me about such boring stuff. i dont know. sometimes he asks me where i am from, how's the weather there, what is the reason why i am flying, where do i work , and etc.

    like cmon, i just want to rest. turn my head to the side and look out the window and fall asleep, but for some reason, i feel guilty doing that to him. i have a tendency to try to respond and put on a fake smile and force out a chuckle when he tries to say something funny. this is so tiring. i just wish i can get up and change seats.
    or tell him, look i dont want to talk can you leave me alone for the next 4 hours??

    but i cannot.
    i sit there and go through hell for 4 hours.


    Although if it's a good looking chick...it might be worth your while. On my way to Rome from Tel-Aviv I sat next to a cute chick and we started talking and I met up with her a few days later...which made my stay in Rome much more enjoyable.

    Jon.
     
  10. Nantucket Red

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    Although if it's a good looking chick...it might be worth your while. On my way to Rome from Tel-Aviv I sat next to a cute chick and we started talking and I met up with her a few days later...which made my stay in Rome much more enjoyable.

    Jon.


    That's a best-case scenario.

    Usually, it's a fat, vulgar middle-aged woman who wears too much perfume.

    Or the Chinese peasant who sat next to me on my last 14 hr. flight and kicked and elbowed me the entire time because he just didn't know any better (why such a diminutive person needed so much room is beyond me). I got my revenge by needing to get up to go to the restroom repeatedly while he was trying to sleep.
     
  11. visionology

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    My girlfriend, her roomate, and I went to Spring Lake NJ to a rented beach house by the roomate's family and friends. We went up just for the last night, it was a bit awkwards since everyone there had been hanging out already last week.

    After dinner all the adults are in the family room watching tv and talking, probably 7 or 8 of us and they start joking around about jobs and such. I made some comment in a lighthearted manner about wages and Mexicans, a few people laughed, but then out of the blue this one girl went off because she was Mexican (whitest Mexican I've ever seen), yelled a few things at me and said something like "just sit there and drink your beer" and after that dead awkward silence. I was going to make a few snappy comebacks but for the sake of the group I took one to not risk it elevating further.

    I wasn't about to apologize, because first the comment was true, and second she must have forgot to wear her "I am a Mexican so all Mexican jokes are off the table" t-shirt that day. People need to learn to not take things so seriously, I hear jokes about lazy Puerto Ricans all the time and I laugh just the same.

    The awkward silence lasted until the next morning when they left and made for some strange goodbyes. We went to the beach with the remaining people and all was well the next day but that moment was just awful.
     
  12. Piobaire

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    Monday, my package was just not sitting right. For some reason, I was 1/4 of the way to an erection the whole morning. So I stood up and was shaking my leg while re-arranging the package to sit more comfortably (boxers are great, it's what I wear, but briefs hammock the banana much better IMO, which then again, is why you should not wear them. So just as I am doing this, my secretary walked in. She just turned beet red and walked back out.

    She has had a twinkle in her eye since then though...
     
  13. Connemara

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    Monday, my package was just not sitting right. For some reason, I was 1/4 of the way to an erection the whole morning. So I stood up and was shaking my leg while re-arranging the package to sit more comfortably (boxers are great, it's what I wear, but briefs hammock the banana much better IMO, which then again, is why you should not wear them. So just as I am doing this, my secretary walked in. She just turned beet red and walked back out. She has had a twinkle in her eye since then though...
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] My life is basically just a slew of awkward moments. This morning I went to breakfast, and got in the serving line. Asked for bacon, and the guy looked at me and said, "Bacon?" "Uhh...yeah. bacon." "We don't have any today." "...it said on the menu there was supposed to be bacon this morning." "Umm, we ran out...?" He said it as if he did not know what was going on. Then there was one of those 5-10 second interludes where you just stare at the person you were conversing with. Both parties have blank expressions, of course. I mumbled a "thank you" and went to get a bagel.
     
  14. Flieger

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    Pretty much anytime I am at the urinal and the guy behind me moans with relief or talks to me.

    fixed..
     
  15. Kent Wang

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    Last week at the office christmas party ... having a chat with a woman and introducing myself "hi i'm ..." and her saying "yes I know, we had that meeting the other day" ... she's the gm of my company [​IMG] ... way to make an impression!

    ...Mark McCormack used his name by way of introduction every time he saw a face that was even questionable to him. Just to avoid any awkwardness on the other party's part. He founded IMG, was Arnold Palmer's agent, and revolutionized sports marketing, so you're not in bad company.
     
  17. Tsintaosaurus

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    it's always hilariously uncomfortable whenever you meet an old acquaintance and you two forget each other's names but you both feel that a conversation too short would be more rude than admitting that you forgot his/her name. extra bonus awkward points if you deliberately extend the conversation another 5 minutes and are able to somehow avoid having to bring up his/her name the whole time. the game, of course, is to see if you can keep talking until he/she folds and fesses up he/she forgot your name. sometimes it takes 5 minutes; sometimes it takes 20 minutes.

    even more extra bonus awkward points if you two are in a hallway and you two try to pretend you don't notice each other by "looking" down or at the wall. negative awkward points if you convincingly pretend to be checking your text messages on your cellphone.

    people should revel in awkward moments. fear is your worst enemy.
     
  18. Thomas

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    Two of my classmates in law school danced at Mons Venus. It was well-known and they weren't shy about it. I had kind of an awkward conversation just this morning. Some new guy, Lance, at my job came around to introduce himself.
    L - "Hey, I'm Lance"
    R - "Hey, I'm Rodney.....are you from Cleveland?"
    L - "From just outside there, yeah, how'd you know?"
    R - "Your accent"
    L - "People from Ohio don't have accents"
    R - "Really? Then how'd I know you were from Ohio, Cleveland no less?"
    L - "....Maybe because I don't have an accent?"
    R - (in a subtle Cleveland accent) "Well, anyway, it was good to meet you, see ya around, Lance"


    Yeah, I get that around here in Texas, too. We don't have an accent, either. [​IMG]
     
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