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7 Things To Do When Things Get Awkward

What to do when confronted by an awkward moment:

You can be the most normal person in the world, but awkward moments can and will still happen to you. What you do afterwards can either make the situation better or more awkward. Let’s look at some good tips to follow when under these situations. In order to enhance your experience, please play the following song while reading this post.

Are you playing it? It’s the Benny Hill theme song. Oh yeah. Without further ado, let us begin.

Hug it out.

Handshake, high five, hug, slap? If there is any confusion about what’s gonna happen, just grab the person and embrace the crap out of them.


Mentally cuss out the person who did this to you.



Make the other person look like the jerk.

You’re going to give me a high five whether you like it or not!


Know when to walk away.

Sometimes there is no pocket.


Blow a kiss.

Even if she’s turning around.

1233823475_the clintons kissing fail

Use your imagination.

Anything can happen.


Own it.

Go big or go home.

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  1. Reading this at work. The Hug It Out GIF just made me laugh out loud! Now all my colleagues are staring at me.

    It was totally worth it!

    January 31, 2013
    • Hahaha thanks for reading! And sorry for the awkwardness 🙂

      February 5, 2013
  2. samyforever #

    Good ideas with great visuals! 🙂

    January 31, 2013
    • Thank you, finding those GIFs was an adventure

      February 5, 2013
  3. phoebemunson #

    Lol pocket says no.

    January 31, 2013
    • Pocket 1, hand 0. hahahahah

      February 5, 2013
  4. LOL loved the last one with the horse

    January 31, 2013
    • I feel kinda bad for the poor horse haha

      February 5, 2013
  5. Hahahaha! Yeah, I laughed out loud reading this. Thanks, Edwin!

    January 31, 2013
  6. Riz Brown #

    The audio made a great difference, but funny, with or without it. 😀 HAHA. THE HORSE.

    February 1, 2013
    • HAHA poor horse!

      February 5, 2013
  7. What do you do with the dreaded “fist meets handshake”?

    February 2, 2013
    • Now THAT’S a tough one.. H-h-hug it out!


      February 5, 2013
  8. Great clips to go with these tips!

    February 4, 2013
    • Thank you Lorna!

      February 5, 2013
  9. Choked on my green tea while reading this post, then realised everything is ok because no-one saw the awkwardness. Too many ell oh ell gifs!

    February 4, 2013
    • Haha sorry about that

      February 5, 2013

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