Awkward Moments Everyone Has
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

9 Awkward Moments We've All Had

We all have them. It's a part of life so might as well laugh about them.

9 Awkward Moments We've All Had

Everyone has awkward moments. So we might as well enjoy our experiences and laugh about them, while we can!

1. When you thought someone was waving at you but it was actually the person behind you


I'm walking on campus and see someone I know waving in my direction. Naturally, I wave back but turns out they were waving to someone behind me and I get the second pity wave and a very awkward situation out of it.

2. When your walking and trip but try to pretend it was on purpose 


You know you're walking along and you just kind of trip on air, but since there are people walking behind you who you know saw you, you just keep walking like that's normal.

3. When you don't know if you should hug or handshake someone 


When you meet a relative for the first time and don't know whether to hug or handshake them. Let's just agree on the compromise of the hand hug.

4. When you say bye to someone but then walk in the same direction 


Oh yes, the beginning stages of friendship where you have all these awkward encounters. When that new friend says bye to you but you both end up walking in the same direction but you don't know if you should restart the conversation or just walk a little more ahead.

5. When your singing out loud by yourself and a stranger sees/hears you


This gif is the legit me.

6. When you accidentally make eye contact 


You know when you just space out and stare at what seems to be nothing. But then you realize you've been staring at someone for an indefinite amount of time without wanting too and they look up and make eye contact with you. Do I look away? Do we have a staring contest? I don't know.

7. When your sunglasses get stuck in your hair 


I don't know if this is just a me thing? but let me tell you, sunglasses and curly hair- not a good mix. Whenever I put my sunglasses on top of my head, I know there are staying there because it's just a tangled mess.

8. When you do the awkward two step 


This always happens. I see the person walking towards me but somehow we both choose the same side and then its this awkward "no you go ahead" situation.

9. Saying "you too", when the waiter says enjoy your meal 


I'm just trying to be nice but my responses can only be so accurate.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments