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.

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8 comments

  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.

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  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 someone...no, this.

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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