Life is full of awkward moments, but hey, it makes life interesting. Whether it's awkward first dates, meeting someone and instantly forgetting their name or not hearing what someone said, we've all experienced awkwardness. I don't know about you, but I pretend to hear people all the time to avoid embarrassment. To be honest, I almost never hear what anyone says. I usually laugh or nod my head in hopes that, that's the appropriate response. I guess I'm not the only one. According to the Mirror, "Mishearing or not hearing something can make us feel uncomfortable. As a nation we don't like to cause offense or make others feel uneasy so often we'll resort to going along with it in order to save face or put that person at ease."

I'm one of those people that tries to embrace the awkward moments because my life is a series of them. Yeah, maybe in the moment we want to quickly melt into a pile of goo or evaporate, but awkward moments make great stories. One of my favorites is when you think someone is waving at you and you start waving back but they're actually waving at the person behind you. Or when someone looks familiar but that person is not who you thought they were. This one actually happened to me the other day, I was with my best friend and I thought I saw someone that looked like a friend of ours and I was like "Chris! How are you?!" Obviously, he didn't realize I was talking to him cause his name isn't Chris, so he didn't respond to me. My best friend was like, "That's definitely not him. It doesn't even look like him." Great, I'll just see myself out.

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