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I Smile When I Feel Awkward

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

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    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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    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 18-21, F Jan 5, 2014

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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 18-21, M Feb 1, 2015

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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 18-21, M Jan 25, 2015

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