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With three hours in costume still ahead of them, Mike was becoming increasingly dismayed as Ed wolfed down his third bowl of beans and cabbage.
"I've always wanted to go to consecutive performances of the same symphony led by different conductors - you know what I mean?"
'Well, this is a little awkward...'
The Heimlich Maneuver
Tags:heimlich maneuver, choke, choking, first aid, first-aid, first aider, first-aider, dates, date, dating, on a date, relationship, couples, couples, awkward, awkward conversation, awkward conversations, nervous, nervousness, dinner date, dinner dates, awkwardness, awkward date, awkward dates, the heimlich maneuver, heimlich manoeuvre, the heimlich manoeuvre, emergency, emergencies, choking hazard, choking hazards
"We're going to be late for the awkwardly standing around."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, going out, arriving early, late, lateness, being late, awkward, awkwardness, social awkwardness, socially awkward, introvert, introverts, introverted, standing around, stand around, early, earliness, social norm, socials norm, punctual, punctuality, expectation, expectations, social expectations, middle class, middle class life, first world problems
An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Party
"Hey, maybe there's another island around here."
"You're a very interesting waiter, but don't you have any other tables to take care of?"
Food Wars: "Thrilla in Peekskilla"
Tags:comic, comics, comic strip, food, foods, fruit, fruits, honeydew, melon, melons, fraught, awkward, argument, arguments, row, rows, pointless, food wars, pepper, peppers, green peppers, foodie, foodies, preference, prefer, preferred, stuck in the middle, awkwardness, awkward situation, awkward position, difficult position, catch-22, catch twenty two, battle, battles, fight, fights, domestic, domestics, insult, insults, insulting, insulted
"Don't make eye contact..."
Tags:whale, whales, whaling, harpoon, harpoons, hunt, hunting, sperm whale, sperm whales, moby dick, moby-dick, whalers, hunter, hunters, whaler, captain ahab, ahab, hermn mellville, melville, eye contact, eye-contact, draw attention, attention, awkward, awkwardness, worry, worried, worries, captain, captains, harpooning, subway, subways, transit, mass transit, public transport, mass transits, literature, book, books, novel, novels, transport, tube, train, trains
"Oh dear, this is awkward."
"Do any of you guys need a wife?"
Tags:single, singles, bar, pub, flirt, flirts, date, dates, marriages, husband and wife, husbands and wives, desperate, desperation, chat up line, chat up lines, chat-up line, chat-up lines, lonely, loneliness, friendship group, friendship groups, middle age, singles bar, singles bars, awkward, awkwardness
"Would it be considered racially insensitive for me to ask what would be considered racially insensitive?"
Tags:racially insensitive, racial insensitivity, awkward, awkwardness, socially awkward, social awkwardness, political correctness, politically correct, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, racism, insensitive, insensitivity, question, questions, awkward question, awkward questions, uncomfortable question, uncomfortable questions
"What did you think of that book that I already know everyone else in the world's opinion about?"
'Whose idea was it to have a 'take your ex to work' day?'
That party went well.
Tags:party, parties, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, worry, worries, anxious, anxiety, anxieties, introvert, introverts, introversion, awkward, awkwardness, socially awkward, social awkwardness, comment, comments, overheard, overhear, overhears, overhearing, stupid, shy, timid, judge, judges, judgement, judgements, judgmental, judgemental, subway, subways, train, trains, overthink, overthinks, overthinking, social anxiety, social anxieties, socially anxious
"I don't like large groups. I can never remember what our plural is."
Tags:group, groups, social situation, social situations, plural, plurals, meese, moose, mooses, plural, plurals, anxious, anxiety, introvert, introverts, introverted, anxious, anxieties, social anxiety, awkward, awkwardness, language, words, word, elk, elks, remembered, remember, remembering, memory, pressure, social pressure
Unbroken Eye Contact: The Musical
"You have to get up early tomorrow, too? We have so much in common!"
Tags:pub, pubs, bar, bars, date, dates, dating, relating, things in common, deluded, delusion, pick up line, pick up lines, chat up, chatting up, hit on, hitting on, first date, first dates, relationship, relationships, creepy, awkward, awkwardness, nothing in common, early riser, early risers, getting up early, early bird, early bird, morning, mornings, interest, interests, common interest, common interest, alcohol, drink, drinks, awkward conversation, awkward conversations, gender issues, unwanted attention, advances, making advances, unwanted advances, misogyny, male entitlement, male privilege
Tags:conversation, conversations, conversation pit, conversation pits, awkward conversation, awkward conversations, talk, talking, small talk, awkward chitchat, making small talk, chatter, pitfall, pitfalls, endless, endlessness, no end in sight, awkward, awkwardness, pit, pits, hole, holes, digging a hole, dug a hole
"I miss handshakes"
Tags:greet, greetings, formality, informality, informal, introduce, introductions, modern attitudes, modern views, handshake, handshakes, hug, hugs, hugging, cuddle, cuddling, awkwardness, touch averse, touch aversion, introvert, introversion, anti social, anti sociable, touch-averse, touch-aversion, welcome, welcomes, welcoming, traditional, traditionalist, traditional mindset, traditional views, old fashioned, old-fashioned, old fashioned attitudes, traditional attitudes, uncomfortable, discomfort, awkward, kiss, kissing
'Norman Whimplebottom, but you can call me Tiger.'
"Music or commentary?"
The Land of the Uncomfortable Pause
Tags:pause, pauses, lull, lulls, conversation, conversations, converse, conversing, small talk, make small talk, making small talk, awkward, awkwardness, awkward silence, awkward silences, uncomfortable, uncomfortable pause, uncomfortable pauses, social situation, social situations, don't know what to say, gap, gaps, deafening silence, silence is deafening, socially awkward, social awkwardness