Awkward No More: Looking Back to Past Situations

AWKWARD SITUATIONS: When I first pitched the idea of writing a column documenting the uncomfortable and awkward moments featuring yours truly, I had an abundance of awkward moments to choose from. But oddly enough, as soon as I began writing a biweekly column for the New University and relying on the money I receive for writing the column (I’m the stereotype of a broke college student, just sans Ramen Noodles as a staple food), I no longer found myself in excruciatingly uncomfortable situations.

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Excuse Me, Have We Met Before? Why, I Wouldn’t Know

AWKWARD SITUATIONS: I have a problem remembering people’s names. I can remember birthdays, how to knit and John Locke’s view on human nature; however, I fail to retain something as simple as a name. And I don’t mean unique names; I’m talking about common names like Bob and Jane. Just this past week, I hit a record high of forgetting people I had already met. I tried to introduce myself to five people—all of whom remembered meeting me previously.

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