Know Your Memes.
That’s a website that’s been around for a while, but I’ve just started visiting it, which officially makes me NOT one of the Cool Kids. The Cool Kids don’t need to visit it, because they already know them. The Way Cool Kids don’t just know them, they start them. The Hipsters are like, “Memes are so last week.”
I went to Know Your Memes to look up the meme That Awkward Moment. I suspected — correctly, as it turned out — that I’ve had a few lately.
That Awkward Moment when you meet some old friends in a line and hug them and the guys behind them join the conversation and you don’t know whether or not the guys are with your friends and you should shake hands or what.
That Awkward Moment when you ask somebody to repeat what he just said and he laughs because what he said was a statement about people who don’t hear as well as they used to and he thinks you’re playing off of it.
That Awkward Moment when you realize you’ve reached an age that it’s no longer creepy for old guys to flirt with you.
And, of course, That Awkward Moment when you have to look up a meme to make sure you’ve got it right.
p.s. That Awkward Moment when you forgot you were trading posts with another author. I double-posted yesterday because I forgot Chris Redding was here, and I nearly forgot I’m at Chris’ blog today! Come visit!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Give a character a socially uncomfortable moment.