Hi So we can all be socially awkward at times like waving at a person who wasn’t waving at you or mispronouncing a word which resulted in you saying something really dirty.
Well I’m going to share some of my most awkward social situations!
My change of voice.
Whenever I meet new people and they appeal to me, my voice can drastically change, for example if they said something funny I would laugh extra hard and it would be so high that you could tell it was a fake laugh from a mile away, I just can’t help myself. Sometimes I can also try to sound cool by mimicking their way of speech as much as possible, I would use the same swear words or I could agree with absolutely everything they say even if it was something I disagreed with immensely, I would be fuming inside but smiling on the outside.
If I met an over-confident person for the 1st time I would have difficulty speaking to them as I’m quite shy and everyone I’m friends with are not that confident. So I would be startled and get super nervous which would lead to me mumbling every single word that comes out of my mouth a bit like Johnny Depp in his interviews. ( No hate on Johnny Depp, I’m a big fan of his) So you can imagine the great conversations I must have (!)
I started volunteering about a month ago and for the 1st three weeks I could not bring myself to say “thank you have a nice day” to the costumers, I could do and say everything else fine but that sentence was a nightmare! I could only mumble it very quietly like a dying mouse.
As I have an accent it is sometimes hard for people to understand me especially with my difficulty of saying English Rs. Well since I have been living in England 70% of times I told someone by name they could not understand! One of my worst memories with my name was when I had to introduce myself to a girl and when she heard my name she just said “I seeee”in such an awkward way that I could tell that she didn’t understand it, this left me blushing and there was a long silence between us. I could tell that she knew I knew.It was super embarrassing, luckily I never saw her again 🙂
Speaking of names one of my volunteers work partners started calling me Emily! (which is not my name of course) I have never told her my name and I havent had the courage to tell her my real name to avoid awkwardness at all costs! But I know the day will come when she’ll call me Emily in front of other volunteers… NOOO 😦
I hope this made you cringe. I know I have while writing this post! What a great way to get to know me in my 1st proper post(!) I might do a part 2 of this in the future as I have more stories to tell about my social awkwardness. Do you have any awkward stories?