Yea, THAT wasn’t AT ALL uncomfortable . . .
Have you ever had a conversation with someone . . . and you’re not really certain whether or not you should take them or what they’re saying seriously?
You know, the uncomfortable conversation where you’re really trying to be nice, save a little face, and then get the hell away . . . all the while being distracted by your own internal monologue:
Ha! Ha! I’m really not sure if I should be laughing or not . . . are you joking or did you really mean exactly what you just said . . . can i walk away . . . I can’t believe I laughed . . . I’m not even sure that was a joke . . . oh my god, were they serious about that . . . who says that . . . ok, I’m going to have to avoid them for at least the next six months . . . maybe more . . . are they going to kill me!?
Yup . . . those are awkward moments . . .
And I’m already pretty good at being awkward –– especially if I don’t know you . . . but I think I reached all new levels of awkwardness in a conversation I had this week. And almost five days later, I’m still thinking/wondering about the whole conversation –– I can’t get it out of my head.
I just don’t know what to do in those situations . . .
I can generally fake an incoming phone call on my mobile to escape . . . but not this time . . . I was S-T-U-C-K.
And of course, to make matters worse, the voice in my head was trying out his impersonation of the Riddler –– Are they serious? Do they hate me? Am I obviously uncomfortable? Are they TRYING to do this to me?
Obviously distracted and uncomfortable. Obviously confused by the joke [or non joke] and making a half-hearted attempt at conversation –– I made a total ass out of myself . . .
Can anyone else relate? What do you do in these uncomfortable situations?