Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Next Stop, Please

I confess...

... I'm really socially awkward. I used to think it was just a little bit, and that was funny, but it has gotten so bad that it's almost crippling. I come off as a straight up idiot more times than not. Obviously the other person (or people) hardly ever knows that I've fucked up but I feel like a Grade A Moron. Case in point: The Bus Story.

A few weeks ago, I was taking the bus home from work, as I normally do.I'm generally the last person on the bus when it gets around to my stop. I have this habit where I get up the stop before mine, walk near the front, and wait. Well my usual bus driver was not driving the bus that day. So when I get up he just assumes it means I want the next stop, which is not mine. Instead of saying "oh no sorry, I'm the next one" I panicked. I felt bad that he had already slightly started slowing down. I felt too guilty to ask this man to do his job.

Now I'm rationalizing in my head why I should get off: "Well you could use the exercise, Melissa."

So I got off.

I now have a ten minute walk to my apartment, when I remember there's a shortcut between two houses on the bay behind my parking lot. I start walking into the subdivision and realize I have no idea where I am. So I walk... and walk... and it's icy. So I fall. It's snowing, I'm cold, and I finally see the path. But it's not a path... it's two feet of snow. So I trudge through it and finally make it into my apartment; I'm soaking wet, cold and pissed off.

All because I couldn't say "next stop please".

I'm the worst.

 Making Melissa 

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  1. Oh lord you poor frozen thing! I delight in the tales of your awkwardness but also, sorry. Except don't stop being awkward because I wouldn't have you any other way.

  2. I have done something similar to this. I have gotten better about it over the last few years, but I used to do anything to avoid having to tell, this.

  3. Well - at least the awkward people like us are not alone in the world. **HUGS**

  4. I'm sorry to have to ask, but! Snow in April?!

  5. Oh goodness gracious! I'm a pretty big loudmouth, so I normally just say things! Boo for trekking it and ending up cold, wet and pissed off!

  6. If you're ever stuck again, you're welcome call me and I'll save you from the cold walks! I'm only a few minutes away!

  7. Aww I actually think this is cute - awkwardness is cute. I am sorry you had a cold longer trek though. Thats a bummer.