We’ve all been in awkward situations. (Some more frequently than others). 😊 Here’s a little list I made earlier:
1) Getting a random friend request on Facebook, and after one month into accepting you get asked the following…
“Do I know you?”
2) Having that long-time crush who knows nothing about the fact you’re heart skips a beat when they pass by and then the moment arrives, he/she is stood in front of you & introduces themselves asking for you’re name, and silence. When you finally do remember to speak, you do weird things like look at you’re hands or ladies? touch the hair. (I’m sorry I had to do it).
3) Here comes the potential line manager with: “You say you’re a leader in your CV, what makes you think that?” Or “Why did you leave you’re last job?” Just before you can answer you’re hit with, “How do I know you won’t do the same here?” Seriously, I’ve heard first hand of these cases and would hate to be in that situation, though I’ve had the odd weird encounter myself.
I say its how you handle it. Awkward is one of those waves that come, unofficially deemed “cool” thanks to celebrity branding, or just sell millions of records. Take Pharrell for example, N.E.R.D? I mean the name says it all, but he was nothing but himself, and it worked. With the huge success of Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl, awkwardness might be here to stay. So, the next time anyone makes you feel awkward, own it. Or just think of you’re favourite celebrity or someone you admire, they’re probably just as awkward as you.
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