nowhere to hide

12 Mar

the great thing about our school is that no matter where you go, at any time of the day, you will see someone you know well enough to sit down and eat a meal with. the worst thing about our school? there is nowhere to hide.

somehow it always happens that on the one day of the week you wake up too late, don’t have time to shower, can’t even fathom putting together a cute outfit, and feel like you’re not going to make it through the day without passing out, you see the one person whose opinion you care about.  whether its an awkward hookup from last week, month, or year, chances are you will see him/her on this type of day.  there is no escaping at this school that seems to keep getting smaller and smaller.

if you’re doing something EXTREMELY awkward with your friends while imitating a truly awkward person, there is a 100% chance that the person at school who you’d like to believe that you are actually cool will be watching.  now instead of thinking “wow i love that girl, she’s so awesome”, he’ll be thinking “wtf is that girl doing and who are her crazy friends?”.  you might be thinking “we were just imitating!”, but they will never have that information, will they?

another classic is when you’re scanning your classroom for the clock the first week of classes when you realize that it looks like you’re actually just staring at the boy with the hat in the second row.  once you realize how the situation looks you quickly avert your gaze.  what you don’t realize though is that by doing this you make it look even MORE suspicious, and now this guy is either flattered or extremely creeped out.  you can interpret that one however you’d like.  the fun part is that you get to worry about where you’re looking for the rest of the semester to ensure that you don’t make the same mistake.

ever since i started college, the word awkward has become a centerpiece of my every day vernacular.  whether it’s an intense wipeout or dropping all of your plates and silverware at the dining hall in the aisle by the drinks machine where everyone can see, we all have had experiences with awkward moments.

but hey, braving the awkward interactions makes us stronger…right?

xx m


One Response to “nowhere to hide”

  1. sleepsAlot March 13, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    i believe if you try as hard as i do to be unsocial.. it is possible to find people you dont know


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