oh lord

I am mystified and horrified at how incredibly social awkward I can be at moments.
The other day I saw an acquaintance at a party, where I accidentally interrupted his flirting with a girl to blab about nothing. no big deal. Ok, he is also my neighbour, and last night I saw him sitting on his porch, with possibly the same girl. Even though I KNOW I know it, I hesitated a second on his name (fuck all y'alls who have two first-name names). I stopped in my tracks, and said:
"Hey...how you doing?"
he stopped he talking to the girl, gave a polite nod and quiet hey.
Me: "I pass by here on my way home and I always look in your window. I often see you sitting on your bed, reading."
he doesn't care, but he is a sweet guy. mumbles an "oh" or "yeah" or "hmm"
I sense its time to leave, so what do I say?
"ok, well, see ya. I guess I'll continue spying on you".
pretty much silence on their end.
I immediately mumble "sorry" sorry for interrupting. sorry for the horrible attempt at polite conversation gone wrong.
The 'sorry' as I walked off was probably the height of the awkwardness, but lucky me also got to stand on my porch, three doors down and spend two minutes fumbling for my keys, while we all pretended I wasn't there. Them waiting to be able to give each other a look and say "what the fuck was that"
I hope this conveys how truly uncomfortable the whole thing was.

5 comments:

  1. rizabeff said...

    oh man oh man oh man  

  2. raymi lauren said...

    du-hude oh no.  

  3. rizabeff said...

    I just re read this and felt worst than the first time

    this situation happens to me all the time, especially when I have the dog with me  

  4. Chlo said...

    It was so so bad. The muttered 'sorry' really put the situation over the edge. It wasnt even a jokey laughy sorry.
    I resorted to hoping they thought I was high. Then I hoped they would think it was cause they were high (they were smoking a joint I think)  

  5. raymi lauren said...

    well it could have been worse? maybe you should move ha.  


 

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