Written By: Ooh La La (Danielle Marie)
Who hasn't experienced those downright, harshly annoying, extremely tense awkward social moments? They are everywhere! And seem to be more prevalent as our society only communicates via email, texting and facebook. Sorry to bust your bubble, but if you want to succeed in this world you need to work at rubbing out those awkward moments! We aren't just talking about those horrid instances on a first date, no, we are talking about moments during the first meeting of your future in-laws, a regretable interview, that business meeting which quickly turns south or a family party gone horribly wrong!
If you didn't cause the awkwardness, then try to help a friend out by either laughing along, crack a joke to lighten the situation or best yet, turn the conversation around and maybe no one will even notice!
If you happened to cause a socially awkward situation (which we all have at one time or another in our lives) then best bet, turn the conversation to a new topic without making it obvious or more weird for the group. Need a conversation topic? Always ask questions about other people! Who doesn't like to talk about themselves? It's our human nature. Otherwise, give a close friend "the look" and maybe she will come to your aid.
Just remember, they are bound to happen. The question remains, how will you handle them?
Sauce of Life Tip: "If you caused an awkward situation, act like it never happened and just keep talking. It will be forgotten sooner than you realize." ~Danielle Marie & Katrina