Did you know that March 18 is Awkward Moments Day? Neither did I, but when I checked out March’s list of funny observances and saw it there in black and white, I couldn’t resist. Who out there hasn’t had an awkward moment? I know I’ve had my share.
The awkward moment at a party when you pop a whole appetizer in your mouth just as someone asks you a question.
The awkward moment when you say, “Thank you, sir,” and later discover the helpful clerk in the hardware store was a woman.
The awkward moment when you’re introduced to someone and can’t remember their name two minutes later.
The awkward moment when you notice the man you’re talking to didn’t zip it up all the way, but you have no excuse for looking that low.
The awkward moment when you realize no one liked or commented on your last Facebook update.
If you didn’t cringe a little reading these, then you’re far more socially graceful than I am! It also occurred to me that awkward moments play well in fiction. What reader can’t relate when your poor heroine walks out of the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to her shoe? In my most recent book, Bittersweet, there is a scene involving my heroine cooling off in the creek in her chemise when near tragedy strikes. After the commotion is over, she discovers her wet chemise revealed a whole lot more than it covered, and she is unbearably mortified. Even women in 1880 had wardrobe malfunctions. LOL
Let’s hear about your awkward moments – real or fictional. Don’t turn my blog into another awkward moment…
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