I have NO idea how I forgot to put this doozy in last week's round up...
Awesome: The first 5 minutes of my Tahoe vacation. Ahhhhhhh.
Awkward: The call from my boss in minute 6: "Um... Your subject is here? She said you scheduled her to come in today?"
Awesome: Having Brutharrr back from Comic-Con.
Awesome: All those times I drew hearts tiny personal messages on the inside of the lid or the bottom of the cup of the person whose drink I was preparing (I used to be a barista and did this for people who looked interesting).
Awkward: Watching them drain the dredges and throw the cup away without noticing.
Awesome: Having a cute barista draw a small smiley face on the bottom of my cup yesterday (I didn't even notice until 4pm).
Awkward: Exiting the bus and emptying the contents of my lunchbox up and down the sidewalk.
Awkward x 2: Since everyone exiting had already left and everyone entering the bus was already seated, no one offered to help. Instead, I was just 10 seconds of scrambling entertainment for the passengers before the vehicle slowly pulled away.
Awkward: Accidentally leaving my dad's evil dog on the front deck while we ran errands.
Awesome: Fortunately, the front deck is gated (she's been known to rip the spleen out of passing dogs).
Awkward: After destroying everything on the deck (plants, my yoga mat, bags for goodwill, bagged food for donations...), she dug her way out.
Awkward: Getting midnight hunger cravings.
Awesome: Having a box of cereal near my bed.
Awkward: Trying to (a) open the box, (b) unroll the crinkly bag and then (c) eat the cereal quietly so as not to wake your roommate. Impossible.
Awesome: Finishing a full data set on my first subject.
"Thanks so much, subject person! You don't need to come in and be tortured anymore!"
Awful: Having boss lady point out we're missing one block of data.
"Um, I'm really sorry subject person, could you come in again?"
Awkward AND Awesome: Finding out we DID Have that block of data... I had not only failed to transfer the file but failed to realize that as a possibility when searching for it.
"Sooo, um, thanks for rescheduling your day but now could you actually NOT come in? Thanksssss."
Awkward: These two bottles look way too alike (especially with my contacts out) to be so close together on the counter.
Awesome: Knowing now why I have a dry face and pimple free hands!
Awkward: Parking in the city
Awesome: Having a friend give me a private, residential garage spot FOR FREE!
Awkward: Having to give up said spot while friend was traveling and go back to parking in the city. It's soul sucking.
Awesome: Having friend return!
Awkward: Finding out my new car wont fit in the spot.
Awkward: Not hearing back from a friend after several attempts at checking in.
Awkward x 2: Growing increasingly anxious and moving on from texts, to facebook messages and finally voicemails.
"I hope I haven't offended you in any way. Your friendship means a lot to me..."
Awkward AND Awesome: Finally realizing friend is in London, away from all communication.
Awkward: It was uncomfortable the FIRST time my local barista pre-made my 'usual' and I didn't want the 'usual'. (I put usual in quotes because I only come in on the occasional Saturday and rarely order the same thing).
Awkward x 2: She STILL does it. Despite repeated conversations of the type below:
Her (without a smile or hint of friendliness): I got your breakfast wrap all ready.
Me: Um, no thank you, I already ate today.
Her (cold): Well. It's ready.
Me: ... No thank you. But thank you...
Awkward AND Awesome: Stepping into this elevator....
... and promptly making the *in my opinion* obligatory pun about Schindler's Lift.
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