I already know that I will probably hurt someone’s feelings with this post or cause some controversy, but that is what gets more readers, right? A little drama? But, I also know that everyone has something that just makes them so uncomfortable they just want to hide under a rock and pretend it isn’t happening. For some, it is public speaking. For others it may be a confrontation. Some may find watching ice-skating awkward or the sound of nails on a chalkboard unbearable. Whatever it is, we all tick a little bit differently.
For me, it is the serenade.
I don’t know what it is about the serenade that is so awkward. Most of the time the person serenading has a nice voice, otherwise hopefully they wouldn’t do it. Maybe I just feel bad for the person that has to sit there and listen.
What are you supposed to do? Do you stare at them and smile? Do you look down at your feet? Do you picture them in their underwear? Do you laugh? Do you cry and pretend you are touched when really you just want to crawl out of your skin and die from embarrassment?
Luckily, it has never happened to me first hand. However, I have seen plenty of them to last me a lifetime. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, in the middle of the street in the city, The Bachelorette….etc. It is usually when I excuse myself to the bathroom and hide until it is over.
I am pretty sure this is why I can’t watch American Idol or any of the other singing shows.
What makes you uncomfortable?