"Sorry sorry sorry"
There are plenty of people whose knees get weak and arms get heavy without so much as a plate of mom’s spaghetti to comfort them. These sweaty-palmed folks walk among us, trying to make as little noise as possible and uncomfortably aware of their own gait.
Even though being around people makes them nervous, they’re still people. And they feel the need to share their stories, just like anyone else. In fact, it can help to see that there are other people out there who react to these situations in the same way.
With that in mind, the socially anxious among us gathered on Reddit to share the most absurd lengths they went to keep people from paying attention to them.
Keep The Last Dance
I was in a dance class a few years ago and we had to do improv. Everyone there was a WAY better dancer than me,so I had a difficult time just with that. Well,my teacher gave us 5 mins to come up with a dance to a whole song,and you’d have to dance in front of the class alone.
I noped the f*ck out of there and ran and hid in the bathroom. My cell phone was still in the classroom,but at that point I didn’t care. I decided to sneak out the front door of the studio. Well there’s a small problem there. The walkway to the parking lot was in front of the giant windows of my classroom. I decided to just duck down and run the best I could,hoping no one saw me.
I made it to the car and had my Dad run in and get my phone. Didn’t go back to my class for a few weeks there. (Island_Radio)
Your Tongue Has Weight, Too
Walks past a cute girl
Starts walking manually (AllergicToDaSun)
One time when I was a kid, I was calling up a girl I liked to ask her if she wanted to hang out. Her mom answered the phone and in my awkward teenage bumbling I asked her mom if SHE wanted to hang out.
I’m still not quite over that one, nearly 10 years later (AfroNinja117)