Friday, September 13, 2013

Five Ways to Make a Situation Awkward


I will go out of my way to avoid making a situation awkward. Some people though, man they seem to step into awkward daily like they can't help themselves. If you do any of any of these things, you might have a knack for making things awkward.

1. Force people to participate in an ice breaker.
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2. Ask a woman who's not currently pushing a child out of her body if she's pregnant.
3. Be inappropriately drunk where you shouldn't be and loudly refuse to remove yourself from the situation.

4. Don't drop a subject when someone says they don't want to talk about it.

5. Fart in an elevator.

Please don't do any of these things this weekend. Or ever, really. Never do them.










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26 comments:

  1. I will agree with ALL of these!
    Happy Friday.

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  2. ugh those forced icebreaker things are stupid and weird. i absolutely hate it when that happens!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. Thankfully I can't say I'm guilty of any of these. But I sure do have a knack of making things awkward :p

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  4. Amen. A month after I had you, a cashier said to me "Oh, you look so pretty pregnant." JMJ!
    Today it is even harder to tell!
    Say nothing, stay longer.
    Playing games at showers or demonstrations - no way!
    Carpe diem!
    Love your momma!

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  5. haha yep, but i'm certain my husband has done almost all of the above. especially the farting.

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  6. If someone did that in an elevator I don't know if I would laugh or have a horrible look of disgust. I definitely wouldn't be able to keep a straight face. And had to do icebreakers yesterday- awful!

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  7. hahaha #3 is me just about every weekend. sad but true.

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  8. Oh Steph, I LOVE these!!! So true with all of them! Happy Friday!! Hope you, the Mr and the three littles enjoy your weekend! And thanks for always linking up with me. You ROCK!

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  9. The best is when you get in an elevator - face everyone.

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  10. Hah you are too funny! I agree with all of those, and as someone that has had someone do the whole elevator situation...it is not nice when you are trapped in a confined area lol

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  11. lol thanks for the laugh. I use to work on the 3rd floor of a building and I quit riding the elevator because it seemed every morning it smelt like someone let one go. It was stairs for me.

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  12. The forced ice breaker is so pain fuller so just No!! Just farting in public should be a No too!

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  13. I make my students do ice breakers sometimes, just to be an asshole.

    I can't tell you how many people I have wondered about being pregnant but you just keep your damn mouth shut and don't say anything. What is so hard about this for some people?

    The first week back to classes I saw one of my colleagues that was gone all summer and she came in my office and was like "so, any news???" and I gave her a confused look and she fucking rubs her stomach and goes "are you pregnant yet?" I was sitting at my desk, so I know she didn't see me and think I looked pregnant, but really? If I am pregnant you will know when I tell you, do not fucking ask me things like that.

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  14. My hubby actually did the #5 thing the other day. You should have heard the uproar of the guys getting into the elevator as we were walking out! lol

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  15. Ice breakers are ridiculous, I hate them. No one cares, and now we're adults so if we want to chat with each other, we will. Get over it.

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  16. I'm going to ask all my students to introduce themselves at Monday night's orientation. Don't hate.

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  17. I hate icebreakers but sometimes they are such a necessary evil because about 90% of the population seems weirded out if you try to make friends with them...

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  18. The pregnant thing makes my blood boil, especially since I've been asked that questions 742 times. Number of times actually pregnant = 0.

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  19. I'm gonna stick with it. Our environment is a bit unique in that in a very short period of time, these people will be naked on massage tables working on each other. They must lose their shyness upon entry. Plus, by comparison, seeing each other in various stages of undress later makes the initial introduction way less awkward.

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  20. That prego photo...I'm dying. Also, a good rule of thumb is don't ask unless you see legs dangling. :D

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  21. So very funny but totally true! I am full on pregnant, there is no hiding it, and I am shocked at the people who ask me about it or say things like, OH MY GOSH WHEN ARE YOUUU DUE!? Like thanks im huge move along now! haha!!

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  22. I hate icebreakers! I hate when people keep asking about something, when you clearly don't want to talk about it. I really never come out and say I don't, but I give evil looks and one word answers... looks like they would take a hint!

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  23. I literally l-o-l-ed when I read number 5! That is SO awkward lol But I have to say I am so guilty of number 1; I have all of my students do it at the beginning of the year. It makes the semester less painful...for me hehe

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  24. You know what else is awesome? Trying to make small talk with the parents of the kids in your children's classes. Especially when you are about 5-7 years older than them and work outside the home.

    It's pretty awesome....

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