In a city like New York, where we spend a very good portion of our time dead broke, underground, and/or having strangers plunder our personal space, awkwardness is bound to be a part of the conversation. Chances are, you’ve found yourself in one, two, or a hot, sloppy combo of all of these charming New York moments.
1. Saying goodbye to a coworker, then weirdly walking to the same subway station as them
This may actually be the worst thing in the world.
2. Anything on the subway
Someone’s hand is inching dangerously close to yours on the pole. You see it slipping at an alarming rate and you know soon there will be skin-to-skin and now you're freaking out because if you adjust they’re going to know you’re wildly uncomfortable and that you also hate their hand. Also, that guy is exposing himself and someone just yelled “It’s Show Time, ladies and gentlemen!” and now you want to die.
3. Your friend had bedbugs six months ago
And you’re running out of excuses as to why you still can’t come over.
4. A "B" rating at your favorite restaurant
You’re still going to eat there (and it will still be delicious)... but you’re just not going to tell anyone.