Daily Struggles That Come With Being Awkward
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Daily Struggles That Come With Being Awkward

You're in good company.

17
Daily Struggles That Come With Being Awkward
Hello Giggles

Everyone has their awkward moments, but if we're being honest, some of us simply lead painfully awkward lives. Here are some of the daily struggles that come hand in hand with being naturally awkward...

1. Conversations with new people

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F04%2F6359022102364077471407092912_c653efe0-d6a9-0132-ceb0-0e01949ad350.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=603&h=d29ccc91b1cd6dca5cd9b163b2941671d0b73bea0aeaa6a12de73c20d8d08098&size=980x&c=4061673505 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F04%252F6359022102364077471407092912_c653efe0-d6a9-0132-ceb0-0e01949ad350.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D603%26h%3Dd29ccc91b1cd6dca5cd9b163b2941671d0b73bea0aeaa6a12de73c20d8d08098%26size%3D980x%26c%3D4061673505%22%7D" expand=1]

"Errr... so... the weather... it's nice... today..." while it's pouring down rain.

2. Constantly putting your foot in your mouth

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F04%2F635902210732023233-536390424_tumblr_m6yrn9ZVCV1qh2o7zo1_500.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=120&h=fab7b62b3a7dab708a440b432fe51b44f58577d739ccd5bfe49e25366c5cbd13&size=980x&c=1596309024 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F04%252F635902210732023233-536390424_tumblr_m6yrn9ZVCV1qh2o7zo1_500.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D120%26h%3Dfab7b62b3a7dab708a440b432fe51b44f58577d739ccd5bfe49e25366c5cbd13%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1596309024%22%7D" expand=1]

*Talking to new person about how much you hate a certain TV show only to find out it's their favorite show*

3. Trying to dance at a party

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F04%2F635902212230744556-370333835_Dancing.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=238&h=b02ff74388f2a34e8a169ad59d832e3184290140fb5afc4a25f8e540badc07a5&size=980x&c=43402276 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F04%252F635902212230744556-370333835_Dancing.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D238%26h%3Db02ff74388f2a34e8a169ad59d832e3184290140fb5afc4a25f8e540badc07a5%26size%3D980x%26c%3D43402276%22%7D" expand=1]

I say "trying" because you end up either looking like Napoleon Dynamite or your grandma.

4. Talking on the phone

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F04%2F63590221283104544623428425_anigif_enhanced-1349-1447798005-2.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=777&h=c045a9902568d8c81f2a8edd9056508e7d3d79c1fec02549196d87d0ea83af16&size=980x&c=2995979407 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F04%252F63590221283104544623428425_anigif_enhanced-1349-1447798005-2.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D777%26h%3Dc045a9902568d8c81f2a8edd9056508e7d3d79c1fec02549196d87d0ea83af16%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2995979407%22%7D" expand=1]

Awkward pauses are the absolute worst.

5. Buying movie tickets

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F04%2F635902213536944858-382447811_latest%3Fcb%3D20131008095347&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=69&h=63383f4b3e6a59270d5d93547177e72fa4f769e428337a860d21fa5a7e3e19cc&size=980x&c=3599200269 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F04%252F635902213536944858-382447811_latest%253Fcb%253D20131008095347%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D69%26h%3D63383f4b3e6a59270d5d93547177e72fa4f769e428337a860d21fa5a7e3e19cc%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3599200269%22%7D" expand=1 original_size="1x1"]

Ticket salesperson: "Enjoy your movie!"

Me: "You too!" *cringe*

6. Walking into places late

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F04%2F6359022140403020651845038537_bridesmaids-airplane-walk-gif.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=277&h=139bc09f3bd1abe5313ec3730c567753e0d5cc6bbfb8c33da74446fdd64a0747&size=980x&c=2009395001 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F04%252F6359022140403020651845038537_bridesmaids-airplane-walk-gif.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D277%26h%3D139bc09f3bd1abe5313ec3730c567753e0d5cc6bbfb8c33da74446fdd64a0747%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2009395001%22%7D" expand=1]

*Don't draw attention to yourself, don't draw attention to yourself, don't-* *Runs into something and makes a loud crash.*

7. Wearing heels

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F04%2F635902215266794429894508398_1432114789-tumblr_mvndx0czxx1s82pzao1_400.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=924&h=d45a3eba237a8a2809c5802809588b760cd678dde9b9b855136fe46dc163dcda&size=980x&c=1535416863 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F04%252F635902215266794429894508398_1432114789-tumblr_mvndx0czxx1s82pzao1_400.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D924%26h%3Dd45a3eba237a8a2809c5802809588b760cd678dde9b9b855136fe46dc163dcda%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1535416863%22%7D" expand=1]

Just don't.

8. Trying to be sexy

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F04%2F6359022158154628631435051316_PAHUTcq.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=70&h=2b503010fbbf38e3575ded8c38486ca116f17cb2b58c2324a9a547e47c781b1b&size=980x&c=1847519750 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F04%252F6359022158154628631435051316_PAHUTcq.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D70%26h%3D2b503010fbbf38e3575ded8c38486ca116f17cb2b58c2324a9a547e47c781b1b%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1847519750%22%7D" expand=1]

Giggling tends to ruin even the most seductive of moves.

9. Watching an inappropriate movie with mixed company

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F04%2F635902209272520020-1997142297_a3b81fe0-7cd3-0132-1d74-0a2c89e5f2f5.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=467&h=dad28075b20b6cebaebe26bedca2bfafb520537d47f92520bf621c1e47871e61&size=980x&c=1020480861 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F04%252F635902209272520020-1997142297_a3b81fe0-7cd3-0132-1d74-0a2c89e5f2f5.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D467%26h%3Ddad28075b20b6cebaebe26bedca2bfafb520537d47f92520bf621c1e47871e61%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1020480861%22%7D" expand=1]

Word to the wise, making a wildly inappropriate comment to break the awkward tension during a sex scene usually makes everything worse.

10. Getting randomly called on in class

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2015%2F09%2F24%2F6357873089205813011439047482_miley-awkward-gif.gif%3Fw%3D1000&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=314&h=d13ba37681f0b792b8d01fa03309c08d67041489167575660cfd2825b82625ff&size=980x&c=1140910280 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2015%252F09%252F24%252F6357873089205813011439047482_miley-awkward-gif.gif%253Fw%253D1000%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D314%26h%3Dd13ba37681f0b792b8d01fa03309c08d67041489167575660cfd2825b82625ff%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1140910280%22%7D" expand=1]

Even if you were totally paying attention, the awkwardly drawn out answer makes it look like you were just guessing.

While being awkward can feel like the end of the world, it's easy to use it in your favor. Although some people might turn their noses up at you when you trip up a flight of stairs on the way to class, other people (cooler people) will love your "adorkable" vibe. So the next time you wave back at someone who was actually waving to the person behind you, just remember to own it.

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

College as Told by The Lord of the Rings Memes

One does not simply pass this article.

1361
Zastavki

College as told by the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit memes. Everyone will be Tolkien about it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

A Tribute To The Lonely Hispanic

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’d like to share a few thoughts about being Hispanic in a country where it’s hard to be Hispanic.

2699
Veronika Maldonado

Just a little background information; my dad was born in Mexico, came to the U.S. as a newborn and became a citizen when he was 25 years old. My mom was born and raised in the U.S. as were my grandparents and great grandparents, but my great-great grandparents did migrate here from Mexico. I am proud to classify myself as Hispanic but there are times when I feel like I’m living a double life and I don’t fit into either one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Dear College Football

It's not you, it's me.

2558
google

Dear College Football,

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Hurricane Preparedness

In Louisiana and many other states, it is important to have a hurricane plan

2822
Munger Construction

With hurricane season, it's always best to be prepared for it. It means having a plan for your family and home. Everyone in Louisiana should know the basics of preparing for hurricane season.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

An Atlanta Weekend

A New Yorker's quick weekend in Atlanta.

2843
JMackeazy

On a weekend visit to Atlanta, I had to adjust to people being personable and congenial to me. Although I had lived in the South before, I had to get reacquainted with southern hospitality due to visiting from Brooklyn. Atlanta Uber drivers are very down to earth, offer snacks, and provide great genuine conversations. The opposite is the lay of the land from Brooklyn Uber drivers. The southern hospitality is provided not only from the Uber drivers, but restaurant servers, cashiers, or random people giving suggestions. Brooklyn is a dope and unique place to live, but short on the warmth more often than not.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments