That Awkward Moment

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.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “That Awkward Moment

  1. Dave Michaud

    October 11, 2012 at 7:52pm

    Funny stuff Marian, I needed the laugh today:) That Awkward Moment for me was the mechanic squatting down to look in the wheel well of my car and my 2 1/2 year old son thinking the guy’s exposed butt-crack was an excellent crayola holder. I’m pretty sure his behavior affected the estimate.


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  2. Perry Block

    October 12, 2012 at 2:56am

    How about that &*$!!! Awkward Moment when you realize youโ€™re too old to flirt and/or even show an interest in a woman under the age of embalmed!

    That’s kinda awkward, y’know.

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      Marian Allen

      October 12, 2012 at 8:54am

      I don’t know. And don’t try to tell me YOU know, either. Word is filtering back from Costa Rica. Consuela told me to remind you of your promises on the beach in the moonlight. And Lupe says she gave you her number, so call her maybe.

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  3. Cris

    October 12, 2012 at 5:55am

    That awkward moment of commenting on a blog not knowing if your comment makes sense to others.

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      Marian Allen

      October 12, 2012 at 8:55am

      Cris, I don’t know what you’re talking about. ~wink, wink, joking~ ๐Ÿ™‚

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