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I Hate Awkward Situations

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    I think I have social anxiety

    and always could not mingle when I am in large groups , I feel so useless and powerless when I see crowds of people but when the target audience is smaller I feel more confident to talk to them. Btw I am asian so my social skills would be more worse off compare to westerners
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M Jan 1

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    To the guy who I always seem to see in the

    mornings, I'm not following you, I swear! We just happen to have the same time schedule where we happen to get on the same train and happen to relax on the same preferred floor before class. (Hey, they say great minds think alike!) This morning when I took the same way as...
    theShySnob theShySnob 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    last night my mom and i went to the commissary.

    i was pushing the cart in front of her and as we were walking out a bagged told her thank you and i asked her why did he say that and she said "he was looking at your butt and decided to thank me for giving birth to you" lmfao! my mom makes everything awkward
    taylercm taylercm 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2014

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    This guy I like dropped me off at my house

    and he was parked and just staring at me and I think he wanted me to kiss him but part of me panicked and didn't know what to do so I just said bye and thank you and left😩 ugggghh! I want to kiss him but I get so nervous and I don't even know how to go about it!! It feels so...
    Somethinglikethat4 Somethinglikethat4 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    What Happened? Why Is Chewbacca Angry?

    Now this is a true story and if you don't believe me I challenge you to find someone who could make this up. To this day I have no idea what this conversation was about, but it was so awkward it silenced a theater full of people. You know the man who played Chewbacca in Star...
    Luthera Luthera 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 24, 2011

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    ottoarch ottoarch 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    When i went to school one day we did dancing

    and this girl bent over and her *** wa showing and i got a ***** quickly,It was super hard and didn't go away so i asked if i got to the toilet,when i did,I sat down and pulled my shorts down and wanked until I came over the door... I couldn't help it
    ChrisIsHorny ChrisIsHorny 26-30, M Dec 23, 2014

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    Wow, leave it to me to make everything awkward.

    I knew sooner or later i would mess everything up. Guess it's sooner that i thought..
    DreamingSouls DreamingSouls 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    I think everybody does.

    .. I am always awkward, and this may just be the reason why i tend to stay away from people, and prefer to be alone, and got used to it..
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F Jan 6

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    Like when people start making out,

    right in front of you, while you're waiting in line to get to your destination. And you can't move/don't want to because you were there first and you don't want to lose your spot. So then you just have to stand there in complete silence (because you don't want to be that "rude...
    SweetKrazyChill SweetKrazyChill 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    When my dads work friend came over

    for dinner with his son and my mum forced me to sit opposite him... And set me up on a date with him the next Friday I mean ... Seriously woman? It was soooo awkward He was short, ginger, blue eyes, athletic body type all in all not my type sadly :( and very shy like he may...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F Aug 27, 2014

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    One time one of my guy friends asked a guy

    that I liked if he was into girls with glasses. * I have glasses * it was so awkward. I thought that could of ruined any chance with him I had. But I talked to the * guy that I liked * and turns out glasses = a major cute/turn on factor for him.
    pebbles55667 pebbles55667 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2014

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    going to see a colleague at work

    who assaulted my best friend and me last time we were out today. This gonna be awkward as hell. is she going to harass me? will she be nice? is she going to ignore cos she's still angry at me? it all started a few weeks ago when there was drama going around the store. They said...
    GermanTaco GermanTaco 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Okay so I went to my friends house to hang out

    before we had to go to her game and so we hung at the park with another friend. I decided to ask this guy if he could hang out with us but he said if we wanted to talk. My friend and I decide to walk towards his house because it wasn't really far away. Our other friend follows...
    SamTheMoose SamTheMoose 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    This guy that I've been having a friendly

    conversation with for like a week (I reply to his messages maybe once a day nothing sexual or anything like that) said that he's in love with me lmao like bruhhhh 😴😴😂
    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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    Like:

    1. A moment of slience during a serious conversatin between u and a teacher or superior. 2. The slience u get when you are in the lift with someone. 3. Giving a gift of appreciation in front of a whole group of people u pretend to appreciate. 4. Forgeting your lines during a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10, 2010

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    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Oct 6, 2014

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    I hate when I'm talking to a person I just met

    and then I have nothing else to say and so I'm like ..... * are they going to say something?!? I'm out of ideas on what to say! *
    Tacoxbri Tacoxbri 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I Got Knocked Out... By A Water Bottle!

    I was talking to my friend and crush in the hallway walking back from lunch the other day. All of a sudden I felt this pressure on the side of my head and I took a few steps then kinda fell in a circle because I was seeing double vision. To anyone else it was probably...
    ges654 ges654 18-21, F Oct 10, 2009

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    Ice Cream Meltdown

    So yesterday I was craving ice cream, or frozen yogurt. I went to the nearest frozen yogurt parlor at around 10:55pm- closing time was at 11pm, just my luck. I quickly ran inside, and as I was running to the back I noticed that a small group of 20-30 (age group) people were...
    Elysiaaa Elysiaaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2011

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    This girl and her boyfriend are basically

    having sex right next to me in the hallway and its super awkward. I saw over 10 intense kisses, crotch grabs and dry humping. Helllpppp
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    Ever post something and someone thinks its

    about them but it's not. Then they ask is it about them or say awe thank you, and u don't want to hurt them or make things awkward. So u just go ahead and let them think that or just be like ummm yeah suuurrrree. Even tho your really thinking something else.
    xBlossomx xBlossomx 16-17, F Aug 6, 2014

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    So I've been knowing this guy

    for a little while and I do care about him a bit. When we talk he's always venting to me and of course I help. Tonight was really strange So I checked my kk cause that's what we use more to communicate. I see that he sent me a message and I opened it. Low and behold Ladies...
    zy7a zy7a 18-21, F Jun 11, 2014

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    jerry1993 jerry1993 18-21, M Apr 20, 2014

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    I'm a sophomore in high school!

    I'm on the yearbook staff and so I was washing the window paint off of one of the windows in our school that we use to advertise yearbooks on and a kid walks up to me and is like " we spilled a drink on the ground in my classroom, can you come clean it up ?" I was like "I'm not...
    joshAlexandre joshAlexandre 22-25, M Jan 11, 2014

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    As with my daily routine to work,

    I sat by the window on a bus and put ony my earphones and set the volume full blast. A few minutes later, a young couple (I presumed they were a couple since they were hand in hand), sat next to me which was normally not a big deal for me. Until they started talking. They...
    Ansonicchi Ansonicchi 18-21, M Jun 19, 2014

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    Hide **** from someone

    and they already end up knowing. Well this is awkward... Uhhh yeah so I feel really stupid right now lol. Ohhhhh my.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Like when you are introduced to somebody

    and you both go to speak at the some time.This normally follows an introduction,awkward kiss or handshake and two people will both say something like 'how are you?',and both answer 'fine'...There follows the action man style eagle-eyes where our brains beg for help and we hope...
    Mrmeaner02 Mrmeaner02 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    I hate when things are going great

    for a few days and then get boring and awkward.
    xBlossomx xBlossomx 16-17, F Jan 19

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    My bff is friends with a girl

    who I dated for a while (and hurt me). He keeps posting pictures of him and her and hate it when I see them :(
    Ilovecharlie Ilovecharlie 18-21, M 2 Responses May 25, 2014

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    So I joined a meetup site

    and I joined a few groups.... One of the groups I joined has really few members and I'm going to my first activity this upcoming week. So today, I received a message from Someone from the group and she told me I was attractive and would like to hang out.. She also gave me her...
    Lilypad718 Lilypad718 31-35, F Jul 4, 2014

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    Worst thing in the world!

    When im in an awkward situation im just wishing for the earth to open and eat me.
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F Dec 4, 2014

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    My boyfriend has been taking his other

    girlfriend to his family things for the past year and a half. Then he randomly decides to take me today. AWKWARD. They are super cool people, but it's still really weird for me because I know they feel that I'm just the OW, even though him and I have been together for 3 years...
    MinaMari MinaMari 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Watching Tosh.0 in front of your family.

    At times... That is not very comfortable. XD
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    Almost Killed A Guy.

    A little over a year ago I had met this guy while I was out on the town. I somewhat knew him as he had gone to my school, but he was a little older so we had never talked much then. So, we get talking and after that I would see him around more often. This got me a little...
    itsmesally itsmesally 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    I don't know how people can talk easily without

    being nervous or saying something stupid, I always put myself in awkward situations because of my big mouth :O
    Nayram Nayram 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    I hate it that I'm socially awkward. But I just am. I have a hard time talking to people. One day last week, I was in art and my old new friend and I were talking and I was trying...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    It did get more awkward for you as you got older? I am tall (for my family anyway) so it made it a lot more awkward as I kept getting taller. I'm 6'2 my mom is 5' maybe 5'1 my dad...
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 29

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    It began during middle school. I really don't know if its becuase Im too judgemental but I became really conscious about myself and chose to keep in all my opinions. I craved...
    Anirudhanil Anirudhanil 26-30, M May 16

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    I have never wanted to kill myself because of my past or even the present. The times I have tried to or considered it was because I wanted to stop being me. I love my life, but I...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    When I was a very young teen, I read a story that touched my soul ... I kept the pages of the magazine and when they began to perish, I copied it to the journal I now write in...
    shaggynz shaggynz 41-45, M 2 Responses May 15

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    Females are so lucky they do not have to deal with morning wood. It can just be a little frustrating on your own, but very awkward when around family or friends.
    Johnsonjames Johnsonjames 26-30, M May 18

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    It's not that I hate learning, it's that I hate the way American schools go about learning. School is basically just a place where you get taught things that will be nearly useless...
    stitchesgetsnitches stitchesgetsnitches 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I hate my little brother. I am the oldest child out of 3 and my little brother who is the middle child drives me insane. He is 12 years old, constantly backtalks, has no respect...
    JRichards1996 JRichards1996 18-21, M May 15

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