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71. Saying “goodbye” and then walking in the same direction

While standing on a sidewalk:

“Alright man, I have to get going. Take care of yourself, alright? And hey, let me know what happens with your friend’s uncle’s dog’s mom.”

“Yeah of course, I’ll see you later! Goodbye”

Uh oh, what’s he doing? Oh no. We’re both going the same way; are going to have to say bye again?

“Oh, you’re walking this way too?”

Well jeez, what are you supposed to do in such a situation? Has it ever happened to you?

Oh it happens to me, and I’ve actually gotten used to asking “Which way are you walking?” just to avoid that situation. But every once in a while I forget, and sure enough, it happens then.

The thing is that you’ve already said your goodbyes, so there isn’t much else to talk about afterward, you know? And then if you start a conversation again, you’re going to have to say bye once again.. or maybe something that is much more common happens; you’re getting reallyΒ intoΒ the conversation finally, and then the person you’re walking with suddenly stops.

Uh, why is he stopping?

And then you find out that he is going to head down a different direction than you, forcing you to stop talking.

And the awkward continues.

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  1. Yeah that happens to me a lot

    August 8, 2011
  2. hate when that happens!

    August 9, 2011
  3. That is one of the worst possible things to happen…especially when you didn’t have all that much to say to the person before you said goodbye

    August 9, 2011
    • Yes! That just makes it even worse.. haha.

      Thanks for the comment, City Slacker πŸ™‚


      August 9, 2011
  4. Dian Wijayanti #

    I usually laugh and tell them, “Oh, you’re going in the same direction? Well, I take my goodbye back.” But yea, afterwards it’s always awkward. God I hate those situations!

    August 10, 2011
  5. Haha!! I hate when this happens! I have begun to do the same as you and ask people which direction they’re walking in just to avoid the situation. Even if my car is parked in the same area as theirs, I’ll actually take a different route to get there JUST to avoid having to do the twice-goodbye thing.

    Haha…so awkward.

    August 10, 2011
    • Guilty! I’ve gone that far to avoid saying goodbye again also! Hahahaha!

      August 10, 2011
  6. Haha this is GREAT. And also, my new fav blog.

    August 10, 2011
    • Hi!

      Thank you very much for reading, and thanks for the comment, it made my day!


      August 10, 2011
  7. So many times this has happened to me and everytime it’s awkward, awkward, awkward!!!
    Brilliant blog – so funni, and sooo true! πŸ˜€

    August 10, 2011
  8. With me.. when I am meeting a friend after a very long time… we say goodbye about three to four times before actually going away.. after each of these goodbyes we remember something else to talk about and start with that topic.. and again and again.. until we realize that we really must leave.. πŸ˜€

    Though that is not awkward, but your post did remind me of this..

    Moreover, I really like this theme of your blog.. Awkward list.. and you’ve come up 72 already.. πŸ˜€ that’s great.. πŸ˜€
    It’s a different kinda blog.. unique because it lists only the things you find awkward.. I really wonder how you came up with this idea.. and how you managed to post so many of them.. Really good πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    August 11, 2011
    • Yup, it happens. With some people, I have to say goodbye a WHILE before I actually have to leave because it gets really hard to end a conversation.. haha. Planning ahead πŸ™‚

      I appreciate the comment, Sparkle, thanks! I’ve always liked random things down, and I started posting things on another blog.. people suddenly started to tell me situations that I should blog about, and I started to notice a pattern; all of these things I ranted about were awkward and uncomfortable situations so one day I just started posting and the list began!

      Oh, and thanks for reading!


      August 11, 2011
  9. This hasn’t happened to me yet.. Oh things to look forward to!!

    August 22, 2011

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