Story archives - tag: "awkward"

Saydie

There’s this romantic propaganda that you meet soulmates at bookstores when in reality you just meet creepy baristas who follow you around until you’re reduced to hiding behind shelves and copies of Islamic Economics for Dummies.

tags: humor awkward [add]

2013-08-22 07:49:34 / Rating: 235 /

John Smith

I honestly had no idea that it was my girlfriend's mom in the car behind me when I flipped her off.

tags: humor awkward the bird. [add]

2011-01-21 19:20:12 / Rating: 488.75 /

Brian R.

The pee was on the seat when I got there, but telling you this in passing has been a major setback in me getting your phone number tonight.

tags: flirting humor awkward [add]

2011-01-14 13:18:21 / Rating: 482 /

Peter Licari

Frankly, it's awkward when you find out the "random jerk" who rear-ended your new car two hours ago is also your new girlfriend's father.

tags: humor awkward relationships dating [add]

2011-01-06 09:42:55 / Rating: 536 /

Tali

There is no classy way to ask the dentist for his phone number.

tags: dentist humor awkward [add]

2011-01-04 09:36:27 / Rating: 528 /

College Life

There was a hesitant knock at my dorm room door, and I opened it to find a guy standing there with my bra dangling from a pair of salad tongs and a dryer sheet sticking to his pant leg.

tags: bra tongs embarassment dorm college university guy girl awkward [add]

2010-10-19 14:35:36 / Rating: 524.5 /

Contaminated

The day I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder was the day I chased my best friend down the street with a butterfly knife.

tags: odd humor sad awkward [add]

2010-03-02 13:30:58 / Rating: 486 /

AwkwardTruths

Afterwards, I deeply regretted telling my hairdresser that my mother had had a nose job.

tags: awkward regret [add]

2010-03-02 13:13:33 / Rating: 285.75 /

countedx58

At my mother's funeral, my ex-boyfriend's mother told my husband about how many hours I spent sitting in her driveway handing tools to her son while he worked on his car.

tags: boyfriend odd husband awkward [add]

2010-01-05 15:43:16 / Rating: 338.5 /

Jonesy

At my dad's funeral, my friend's mother came up to my sister and asked her how she knew the family.

tags: funeral friend's mother awkward [add]

2009-11-16 22:29:12 / Rating: 331.5 /

Complex Motor Tics and Echopraxia

The next time someone asks what I'm doing, I'm gonna just refer them to the Wikipedia page rather than try to explain echopraxia and watch them walk away even more confused.

tags: teenage complex motor tics tics tic echopraxia confusion awkward needs therapy [add]

2009-11-02 14:36:07 / Rating: 329.25 /

Not Meant For Apartment Living

My neighbor just casually returned two pairs of panties that I'd left in the shared washing machine.

tags: oops laundry panties embarrassment humor apartment neighbor awkward [add]

2009-09-21 10:02:58 / Rating: 473 /

Duck Goes Moo

Having your boyfriend's mother catch you rumaging through her purse that looks exactly like yours does not make for a good introduction.

tags: relationships embarassing awkward [add]

2009-08-30 21:38:09 / Rating: 442.5 /

poignant

My boyfriend had to reassure me that his grandmother didn't have a crush on me when she said I could have her engagement ring.

tags: engagement love awkward [add]

2009-07-20 10:17:46 / Rating: 396.75 /

Umm...

I considered the date over when he announced that he was going to be a dad by the time he was 20.

tags: date dad awkward [add]

2009-03-05 11:25:58 / Rating: 379.25 /

Asian

I didn't dare look at my black friend when my criminology professor talked about a theory that suggested Asians were smartest, Whites average, and Blacks the dumbest.

tags: awkward racism asian black smart [add]

2009-02-10 13:20:15 / Rating: 516.75 /

madison

Despite his exasperation, I enjoyed the irony of holding the door for the hotel doorman.

tags: awkward humor social etiquette [add]

2009-01-19 15:04:14 / Rating: 579.25 /

Mello

The day I was ready to tell him "Yes" was the day he came in holding my best friend's hand.

tags: irony sad relationships high school awkward messed up [add]

2008-10-15 15:11:19 / Rating: 682 /

c.

You know you are too much of a people-pleaser when you, a straight girl, hook up with a lesbian who is into you and pretend to really like it so you don't hurt her feelings.

tags: awkward hook up people pleaser oops lesbian friend mistake [add]

2008-08-06 16:33:50 / Rating: 898.75 /

Jess

Slightly mortified, I assured my mother incest wasn't really my thing after she warned me against getting into "trouble" with my cousin.

tags: mother cousin incest confused awkward [add]

2008-06-25 20:44:46 / Rating: 605 /

Jess

His efforts were so valiant, I didn't have the heart to tell him it was front clasp.

tags: high school making out awkward bra [add]

2008-06-06 17:12:36 / Rating: 3351.5 /

No, I'm not pregnant

It was when I brought my selected books to the library check-out counter and the librarian looked at me funny that I started to reconsider my reasearch paper topic on abortion.

tags: teenage girl research paper abortion awkward humor library [add]

2008-04-07 14:20:57 / Rating: 574.25 /

Not quite yet.

My boyfriend's mother looked longingly at her niece's pregnant belly and sighed heavily before casting a sideways glance in my direction.

tags: pregnancy not ready 20s grandmother love awkward [add]

2008-03-26 13:17:29 / Rating: 712.75 /

Lethe

It wasn't until he pulled out the sex dice that I noticed I was the only virgin in the room.

tags: 18-year-old virgin party awkward sex [add]

2008-03-19 09:54:02 / Rating: 553.75 /

Sez23

My best friend told me she was gay and had a crush on me for the last two years when we were alone in her empty cabin, knowing that I am a strict Catholic.

tags: awkward [add]

2008-03-07 16:55:48 / Rating: 397.75 /

Iggy

There's nothing quite like a party with two of your ex-girlfriends and one current one.

tags: humor party awkward ex-girlfriends [add]

2007-05-23 13:24:40 / Rating: 586.5 /

Eureka

There's a picture of you on my wall and sometimes I feel funny about getting naked in front of it.

tags: picture naked awkward [add]

2007-05-21 10:16:02 / Rating: 667.25 /

how i'd like to be credited

Having everyone on the floor of his dormitory know exactly what we're doing for the next few hours is worth avoiding any more awkward intrusions.

tags: college love sex awkward [add]

2007-04-16 15:48:27 / Rating: 769.5 /