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I Smile When I Feel Awkward

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    You Know Those Times When....?

    Like when:You are having a conversation and someone starts talking about what happened in the past and is supposed to be funny now but is still completely awkward to you now and you feel bad about it every time its mentioned and wish nobody talked about. Well normally I don't...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger 26-30, M Dec 21, 2012

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    So I read a joke on the Internet,

    told it to my family, and then my step dad looked at me a w/ a hint of awkwardness. Days later I figured out that the joke was actually dirty...awkward.
    lilacgalaxy lilacgalaxy 16-17, F Jan 5, 2014

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    Walkward

    you know that feeling when you are walking to the store and there is that salvation army lady ringing the bell, then you got a hobo on the other side, and you only have one quarter in your pocket? well here's what happened to me. so i was walking to the store and i was about to...
    Phoneymcringring Phoneymcringring 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    I feel very weird... When im hungry,

    i want to eat, but as long as my stomach is growling, it makes me feel fuller lol
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 1

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    Thursday, i had asked out this one girl

    because she was the cutest, nicest girl i knew. Well i hadnt known she was already in a relationship. She never talked about it. Also, the guy she is dating is a huge douche lol so it was surprising. Anyway, i hadnt seen her since then and i figured nothing would be weird...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Jan 25

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    I dont know what it is. Phone and webcam both make me feel awkward. I much prefer text or face to face
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response May 4

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    Today I was going to music lessons hearing my headphones and a guy showed me his phone screen and he was deaf so I got to sign a little bit to him then he gave me his number and we...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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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 5 days ago

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    It's nice having someone who makes you smile and laugh. Someone who understands what you are dealing with and still wants to be there with you and for you. I promise my life isn't...
    HarleyQuinn251 HarleyQuinn251 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I wonder where you are.. What you do.. Do you miss me.. Like I miss you.. Are you in darkness.. Is it bright.. If everything is black.. Come share my light.. X
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 7 Responses May 11

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    I feel awkward when someone starts being nice and then stops lol
    Lifelover38 Lifelover38 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    Should I try to fit in with people I don't really like or just be my own person? Where I volunteer, the people are nice and quite funny at times but some act really childish at...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I'm in middle school and I'm a first year. I have one more week of school and I'm going to miss my 8th grade friends cause they are going to high school. Okay but anyways I was...
    NotADramaQueenK NotADramaQueenK 70+, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Hey there, just wanted to say that if you love someone that you can't be with, don't be sad! Make them smile, it feels so good and you just brightened their day! Doesn't it feel...
    lenajordynpaige lenajordynpaige 16-17, T May 12

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    BLOOD...... ( I added to these lyrics to suit to the pint better) In the beginning...so new...so happy...so unknowing I hated you for the sacrifices you made for me I...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response May 6

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    I just want to matter to some one. I wish that someone smiles when they think me.
    thatjust thatjust 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Yes I do normally smile to strangers. I does it when the strangers smiles with me. And so normally my friends they will be like " are you insane ? Why are you smiling with a...
    Valeriekwee Valeriekwee 18-21, F 2 Responses 38 mins ago

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    I always used to try to be nice and smile at peope but they love looking away so I just stopped doing it.
    Shansai84 Shansai84 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I like to go out to club's and bar's to try and meet people but when I get there I get to nervous to try and talk to others
    Rekcuf Rekcuf 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I visited him this afternoon. When we got there, my CPS officer was waiting, and we got searched. It was unreal, and really high security. It was like they had no freedom. We got...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    I'm sad and a bit angry. My grandfather died yesterday. It was out of blue, nobody expected it. He was feeling really unwell and when they went to the hospital he was already dead...
    alilight alilight 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I don't really have a smile, if I smile u know the one that dont show the teeth, I look like an old lady with an awkward smile in an old portrait. I usually grin.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    I joined an event in the northern Japan with about 300 people. It was when an American or European high official came out for his speech. The chairperson gave him a microphone. But...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M May 10

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    lol this has never happened to me before but I can only imagine how awkward and pissed off id be
    silentkillxc1 silentkillxc1 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Sometimes life just feels like it's not worth living...my feelings don't match my circumstances or vice versa. I've lived through a lot of terrible things and when I start to feel...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 8 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I have always been told that I'm pretty. I hear about my endearing smile, or gorgeous eyes but what I want is to have a beautiful soul. I believe we all have room for improvement...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Humor (well attempted humor anyway) tends to be my go-to mechanism whenever I'm in any kind of social situation...especially if it is not the most comfortable of settings. What I...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So I was at a store where everything is behind the counter and you had to ask the employees behind the counter what you need. I needed a flash drive and I asked the employee for...
    doge5263 doge5263 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I think of you and it makes me smiles, I think about your eyes, your smile, your muscles, your facial hair, you lips thick and juicy...... the way it feels when you kiss me. how it...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I see the suffering in your face, sense your fear when we talk...yet I can do nothing to make you well again. You sleep but your body never feels rested. You're so tired...yet I...
    BarefootDreaming BarefootDreaming 51-55, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    But seriously, if I just word vomit AND smile will that make me seem ... Like... Basically ok?
    Menk1992 Menk1992 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    and anxiety I was never always comfortable talking to people.. It gets more awkward once a relationship is starting to start.. I can't help it.. I feel like a burden.. because of...
    myEmpty myEmpty 18-21, F Apr 28

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    I want to be happy again. I don't want to be trapped in a home with a man who does not love me. Is it to much to ask for my husband to hug me? Should the minutes leading up to him...
    need2live718 need2live718 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    I don't like small talk and I'm socially awkward, just asked a girl about her ethnicity, and now feeling anxious and a little sick in my stomach
    Astral15 Astral15 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I like him but idk whether he like me or not.b4 this i can't even talk to u la G but recently we start to be friend.before this I just smile at u n u smile back n me and vice versa...
    ShyGirlbutStraightForward ShyGirlbutStraightForward 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    I Wish You Could Describe Emotion... I wish you could describe emotion... so I could tell you how I feel. Tears are a good way. So is a smile. But tears are so complex...
    Titus278 Titus278 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I was walking threw the store today in my panties n pajama pants, when so ladie yelled out " awwww those r some cute flower panties u got there, n of coarse everyone turned there...
    littlejoey4190 littlejoey4190 22-25, T Apr 26

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    Thy awkward moment when your best friend is making out with her boyfriend right behind you:/
    LibertyFailure LibertyFailure 16-17, F Apr 28

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    im a 27 yr old community college freshman. my whole life ive felt alienated and somehow different from the rest. i grew up in a family that consisted of a schizophrenic mother , a...
    foxyoxy123 foxyoxy123 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I'm a 21 college student. I feel kind of awkward because even though my body is fully developed etc etc , I still feel like I'm 16-17. I thought that when I turned 20 , I would...
    lalali13 lalali13 18-21, F 4 Responses May 4

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    That awkward moment when u dont know how to continue the conversation Lol
    NutellaIsAwesome NutellaIsAwesome 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    Chicago – "Make Me Smile" Children play in the park, they don't know I'm alone in the dark, even though Time and time again I see your face smiling inside I'm so happy That...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response May 11