An Awkward Situation
I've always been that guy who is vocal about how much I enjoy meeting new people and creating a bond with them, unfortunately I'm not one to start conversations and would rather wait for you to say hi and then everything just flows from there.
Well unfortunately I'm not the only one with that same problem, it turns out a lot of people prefer minding their business and would only respond or acknowledge your presence if you start the whole conversation, so guess what happens when you put two people with this same mentality in a room, they both wait for the other person to talk first which might never happen.
Ealier today, a friend had come visit. He came to say hi and I had ended up following him to his house. I've been really busy this past few days and needed to get away for a bit to clear my head even if it was just for a couple of minutes.
So we got to his place and of course there was no power supply and he had to go turn on his generator just so that we could see a movie. About an hour of us seeing the movie and just catching up, we heard a knock on his door, it was his neighbour and she too had come to see a movie and charge her phone.
She had no idea that he had a guest but she had walked in anyway because at that point, not coming in would had felt awkward. So she comes in and then sits right next to where I was lying down and then I started to get excited because I had thought I would be making a new friend today, but it turned out she was just like me, waiting for someone else to start the conversation.
About thirty minutes into see the movie and no one was saying anything anymore, you could feel how tensed up the place was and my stupid friend wasn't helping matters at all. When she eventually left (because she had to due to the awkwardness in the room) I turned right to my friend, pouring all of my frustration on him. I wasn't upset because I didn't say a word to her, I was upset because of how I feel she now feels about me, even though she's a complete stranger to me. I told him he should had at least introduced me to her and maybe just get a conversation going, one I could come in and before you know it, we all are talking and laughing like a group of friends who've known each other for years.
He saw some sense in what I had said and apologised and we both ended up laughing about it, although I know the poor girl won't be laughing at any of it, she would be thanking God she got to escape from that very awkward situation.