July 26, 2006

Things that are awkward

So I hope you're taking the summertime when there is low post volume to catch up on our backisssues (see upper right hand corner's links).

In the meantime, I am working on a new segment for "Things that are awkward." Post things that are awkward here anonymously or with a login.

Come one, come all! I am making a wide open call for Things that are awkward.

To see old TTAA pages, click The original, The Sequels pg 1, pg 2, and pg 3

30 comments:

narcissusfemme said...

Things that are awkward:

When you walk into the women's room at your workplace to find a woman at the sink who looks you in the eye and says "You're in the wrong... oh, no you're not," then proceeds to chuckle nervously while you fume in the stall.

Anonymous said...

harvard mistakenly doubling your pay rate and then being really really REALLY conscientious and on the ball about making sure the problem gets fixed Right Away. because harvard cares deeply about people's paychecks being timely and accurate.

Anonymous said...

When someone calls a security guard over to explain that they think you're in the wrong bathroom and the security guard ends up being trans as well.

I guess that should have been awkward for the person who called the security guard in the first place, but it seemed to just be awkward for us.

spork said...

waking up drunk sprawled on the alter of a baptist church

emily0 said...

Having someone question your presence in a bathroom, about to be annoyed, then realising you actually did enter the wrong bathroom. Oops.

aurora said...

Using the single-stall men's room at work (someone was in the women's), flushing, and realizing that your tampon is stuck in the toilet. (It went down on the second flush, but there were a few seconds of intense panic...)

wannatakethisoutside said...

Having to answer when your mother asks you how people of your sexual orientation "do it."

Anonymous said...

Having a guy and a girl - both interested in you - crash at your place on the same night. Who gets the bed with you? Who gets the couch?

Anonymous said...

When your dad visits and you give him your bed, over which is hanging the world's largest print of Kiss by Tanya Chalkin.

Anonymous said...

a conversation which one person thinks is about child abuse and the other person thinks is about fisting

Anonymous said...

When you tell your girlfriend you're going to make a mix for her with a particular theme, and she tells you to give it a different name--because she knows you gave that mix to a different girl you made out with while still dating said girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

Dating. Dating is incredibly awkward. and college. College is pretty awkward too.

emily0 said...

Walking into a gaming store and having boobs.

Man, that is awkward beyond belief. I need to wear a shirt that has an arrow pointing upwards on it, and another one that says "real nerds bathe".

Nakia said...

Trying to figure out if the guy you're seeing is a homophobe.
Your last days of work when you find out that you've been sacked/made redundant.
Listening to a woman trash you, because she doesn't know who you are.

Anonymous said...

sitting in queer space where everyone is busy (ie diesel) and wanting to meet people, but not sure how.

aurora said...

Picking at what you think is a blackhead on your nose, only to find that it's a scab and you're sitting at work and hoping really hard that none of your coworkers are noticing the blood running down your face. Not like that's ever happened. Like, now.

Anonymous said...

having a girlfriend who isn't out.

icarus said...

i did not post that. for the record.

Anonymous said...

brushing your teeth in your significant other's apartment one morning and having one of her roommates ask how you and your ex are doing.

Anonymous said...

Knowing that you're taking a leave of absence this fall, not quite being ready to talk about it yet publicly, and being asked "So what classes are you taking this fall? When are you moving back into the dorms? Aren't you excited for school to start?"

Anonymous said...

Ditto that.

emily0 said...

Checking the statistics on the local gaming board and realising that of the 9,910 registered users in the Warhammer section, only 33 other people are female.

And then checking the women, and the first is a bisexual transwoman, the second has her picture with her girlfriend, the third is the second's girlfriend... & cetera.

... and then realising that you are the only non-Canadian woman on the list.

emily0 said...

Rampaging flamewars on your local Warhammer board about why women can't be modeled as Space Marines because their breasts wouldn't fit in the armour: awkward.

Trying to explain why this is the stupidest argument you've ever heard: even more awkward.

Searching for other women board members to help smack screaming eejitz with clubs and having the result you commented above? Priceless.

Anonymous said...

Getting mentioned in someone else's contribution to the Quench "things that are awkward" thread.

Anonymous said...

I definitely almost put that in. Or rather, "reading a quench thread about things that are awkward that mentions one person and knowing that that person is reading it, too."

aurora said...

Your mother sharing all the details of her latest period. Without your permission.

maudite entendante said...

The bra-fitting lady strangling you with her tape measure, then insisting loudly and vehemently that you're a 32B and refusing to bring you any other size. (<--- note that you're there because you're not sure your 36D is big enough)

Also ... deciding, after years of pressure from your family, to lose a little weight, and then having them tell all their coworkers about it in order to solicit diet tips. *shudder*

Anonymous said...

being in love and not being able to say it.

aurora said...

Your mom forwarding you a letter you got at home addressed to you and your ex.

spork said...

Giving a powerpoint presentation to 50 freshmen and their parents... and realizing that your scholarship data is displayed on the giant screen.