The Awkward Situation Survival Guide

You are talking to an acquaintance or having dinner amongst your coworkers.  The conversation of a precipitous comes to a crossroads too no i knows where to steer it.  The quiet has extended by the 6-second score too the awkwardness is increasing exponentially.  Worst of all, you lot were the concluding individual to speak, then everyone thinks the awkwardness is your fault.

The Solution:  Sudden, loud noise


Foot-in-mouth

You are having a keen time, talking loudly, feeling similar the life of the party.  You are soaring on wings of confidence.  You become a lilliputian also bold.  Something offensive slips out.  


Now everyone is staring at you lot too your confidence implodes similar a punctured balloon.  Suddenly you lot can’t notice anything to say.  You are nothing.  You are dirt.  Your soul is soaking upwardly shame similar a sponge too you lot are starting fourth dimension to weigh the value of your friendships against the magnitude of your embarrassment.  

The Solution: Confuse… 


... or redirect… 


Getting caught staring

Sometimes you lot are ogling a pretty girl, sometimes you lot are trying to become a improve expression at a horribly misshapen individual too sometimes you lot are only spacing out too your eyes give to endure pointing straight at someone.  


Whatever the case, when you lot are caught, you lot volition experience shame.  Lots too lots of shame. 

The Solution:


Encounters amongst unopen talkers

Conversations amongst close-talkers are commonly entirely awkward on your end. They could endure telling you lot well-nigh how they establish x miniature unicorns inwards their backyard too all you lot are thinking well-nigh is whether your breath stinks too precisely how to angle your caput then that you lot aren’t breathing on them, but it even then sort of looks similar you lot are paying attention.

The Solution:


Unwanted conversation 

I am painfully bad at avoiding/extricating myself from this one.  I become sucked into all sorts of unwanted conversations well-nigh crazy political conspiracy theories, the annual budget for sports teams I don’t help about, advanced scientific debates that I am woefully underprepared for too probing discussions well-nigh my pectus health.  One time, on a Greyhound omnibus ride to Seattle, I talked to a adult woman I didn’t know for seven hours well-nigh her divorce because I couldn’t figure out how to cease the conversation.  

Generally, unwanted conversations give unexpectedly, then at that spot is real lilliputian you lot tin lav create to avoid them. 



The Solution:  I convey no idea; you lot tell me. 

Responding to someone who isn’t talking to you 


The Solution:  You convey several options