Everyone is a tiny master of some thing.
For me, I’m a tiny master of ten things…or so I’m supposed to say I am.
1. Sarcasm…but aren’t we all.
2.Taking naps, I’m really good at this one…
3. Listening to what people have to say when they need it/ or even if I don’t agree with what they’re saying.
4. Respecting my elders.
5. Being “hipster” though I don’t like that word… I’m not calling myself that, everyone just says “Kaley you’re a hipster.” in which I reply ” No, I’m Kaley.”
6. I’m a kid whisperer. I’m really good with kids, they just seem to flock to me.
7. Eating food…pretty self explanatory.
8. Drawing, I like all types of artistic expression but drawing is one of my favorites.
9. Pretending I don’t see someone, I’m always like “Wow look at the ceiling! it’s so amazing!”
10. Being socially awkward.
No one can really teach you to be socially awkward, you just are. You are born a master of being socially awkward. I personally don’t think being socially awkward is that bad. I think it’s a common ground all people share. I’m awkward, you’re awkward, we’re all awkward! So this is a message to all socially awkward people: You are most defiantly not alone! I am speaking from personal experience when I say I have been in more awkward situations then I can count, and I put myself in them!!! Sometimes it feels like I have experienced every single awkward situation over, but then a new one happens and my mind is blown!
Thinking about all those momets,
when someone says “Hello!” and you say “Good thanks!”
When you think some one is waving and you think they’re waving at you…but they’re not.
when you say “Goodbye!” to someone but you both walk off in the same direction.
when you hold the door open for someone but they don’t walk through it. Or you hold the door for some one who is really far away and force them to run.
when you’re trying to explain how a song goes but you don’t want to sing it.
when you accidentally call your teacher “Mom”. (this was so embarrassing when it happened to me!)
when you don’t know if you should hug someone or not.
when you pull the push door even though it’s clearly signed.
when you have to make up an excuse to not hang out with someone because you’d rather chill at home.
when you don’t know which arm rest is yours at the cinema. Or someone uses your arm rest and you have nowhere to put your hands.
when you arrive at the party and see someone else wearing the same dress or something.
when you’re singing Happy Birthday but you don’t know the name of the person so you just mumble the name part.
when you’re talking to someone but you can’t remember their name, so you try to avoid using their name as much as possible. (this is even more awkward if you start hanging out with them. and you still don’t know their name after a few months.)
when unexpected visitors arrive at 11am and you’re still in your PJ’s.
when you see someone that looks like someone you know, and you scream their name, and it’s not them.
when it’s quiet and you’re eating something crunchy.
when you can’t tell if someone is a boy or a girl.
when you pick up the remote control to answer the phone.
when you’ve slept through your alarm clock and need to make up some kind of excuse for it.
when you have a High School Musical song stuck in your head.
when you are introducing someone and get their name wrong.
when your in a class where you don’t speak to anyone, and your teacher says go find a partner.
when you step out of the shower and then realize there is no towel.
when you are gossiping about someone and they walk up behind you.
when you push on the toilet door thinking no one was inside.
when someone walks in while you’re changing.
when you confidently say the wrong answer aloud in class.
when someone is doing the dishes and you slowly put another dish in the sink.
when someone brings up an embarrassing moment you did not want to be reminded of.
when you’re trying to impress someone on the dance-floor but you dance into a pole.
when your friends make plans right in front of you, and the plans don’t include you.
THERE ARE SO MANY MORE!
I mean look at this chick (Me):
She’s a walking nightmare, an awkward situation waiting to happen.
Ok so I know this happens to everyone sometime (unless it doesn’t):
So say I’m walking along minding my own business when, Hark! there is someone I know walking in the opposite direction. But I really don’t want to take the time to say hi or engage in short meaningless conversation. What do I do? Oh, wow look at the sky! hm, that building is really intriguing! Oh, I got a nonexistent text message! Anything to avoid eye contact with that person I know. It’s a relatively awkward situation, but I’m sure I’m not the only person who does this. In social situations like this I tend to make the situation more difficult then it actually has to be, more to the awkward side of things. Could I have just said “Hi” and been on my way, yes. Do I, no…unless it’s unavoidable and then I just feel really weird saying hi. Especially when you see that person from really far away, and they see you, and you just don’t know when the proper time to actually say something is….Then you end up just staring at each other for an uncomfortable amount of time while you’re walking towards each other (Pause to take a few breaths) Unless this doesn’t happen to you, then you can stop reading this because you wouldn’t understand the feeling. (sarcasm). With all you’re awesome social skills, I bet you experience zero awkward situations what-so-ever.
Some people just walk in the light… I am not one of those people, you may not be one of those people….
So here’s to the people that stand out in group photos for being the wired one,
who almost always say the wrong thing,
who walk in to a room, expecting it to be the place you’re supposed to be, and being greeted by the stares of the class that is clearly not yours….
who laugh when no one else laughs, or keep laughing when everyone else stops,
who do something they never do one time, and that is the time someone is watching,
To the people who will always be awkward at heart, I sulute you!