My Life is a Big Ole Bowl of AWKWARD.

Ohmygosh. So, I was originally going to jump on the blogging bandwagon and do an "Awkward and Awesome Thursday" post, but, alas... my life is so awkward that if I waited until Thursday to post all the things saved in the "Notes" on my iPhone (what, you don't catalogue awkward moments as they happen to you?), I would have a long, awkward novel.

So... enjoy the awkwardness that is my everyday life. :)
-- Trying over and over again to use a train ticket machine that has an "out of order" sign on it in plain sight, and having multiple Germans (many of them students of mine) walk by giving me weird looks. They were probably all thinking, Wow, she really is a stupid American...
-- Sitting on the train, watching the train next to us pull out, thinking that we're the ones moving, and jumping up to try to get off because I thought we were going in the wrong direction.
-- Falling asleep on said train, and waking up right as the doors were closing and the train was about to leave my stop, jumping up while wiping drool off of my face, and sprinting off.
-- Going to a class to talk to a girl that I'm supposed to be tutoring, only to realize that the girl isn't even in that English class, let alone that grade. Oops.
-- Singing Silent Night in a German cathedral with Hubby. No, that's not the awkward part; however, the audience of random Germans was.
-- Dropping a piece of chalk while writing on the board in an 8th grade class, then making the mistake of bending over to pick it up to the sound of 2 adolescent German boys saying, "oooooh..."
-- Wearing a sweatshirt and jeans to class for like, the 2nd time all school year, and having someone ask, "Do Americans always dress so plain?" Umm, no. I'm just dressed like this because I stayed up until 4 a.m. working on the lesson that I'm giving you right now. But thanks for noticing, kid. Even better - it was a Disneyland sweatshirt. Ach, Mensch!
-- Being the only person in the Blogosphere that did not have a super cool "What I wore/did for Halloween" post. Sorry, guys. Maybe next year when I'm not in a foreign country. I felt kind of left out. Imagine what Thanksgiving is going to be like! I have to work. That's just wrong. Am I right?!

Yeah, I'm sure there are more, but these were the ones that I'd written down, because I'm awesome like that.


Stacie said...

This. Was awesome.

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Vivian said... have made me laugh so hard...the drooling hahaha. I hope by now you get used to the fact that Germans are blunt and they tell you just right how they see it and feel it. And the interesting thing is that they are not doing it out of malice...they are very genuine...

Ashley said...

hahaha im seriously laughing... i love thissss!

his little lady said...

hahaha saw SO many people sleeping on the subway today. that awkward moment definitely had me laughing just thinking about all those poor soles who probably missed their stops.
xo TJ

Aschatria said...

What are you complaining for???

I spent entire so called Halloween cooking and listening to 80 year old granny. -_-

Mae said...

Love this post! I used to teach middle school. It's awesome that you're teaching in Germany and that you walk to the train station each day. Very cool.

Newest follower from FF :)

Carina Schoen said...

thanks for the laugh! :) i love that photo of the girl on the train.

gapoole said...

1. I love those first few seconds when you're not sure which train is moving. Coolest thing ever.
2. falling asleep on the night bus is worse, because when you miss your stop the driver makes fun of you
3. people make fun of me for wearing dress clothes into school, they think it's weird for a teacher to look professional
4. I can't wait for Thanksgiving, and I already know I have the day off!!

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