Saturday, 12 March 2011
I am someone who is really awkward and clumsy. I have no shame and am completely open about things, so it's hard to get me embarrassed. If you're friends with me, you've seen me fall flat on my face numerous times, you know every awkward detail of my sex life, you know all my bizarre thoughts; basically I have no censor. However, this one got me embarrassed.
This weekend I had an interview at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for their graduate program in neuroscience (I think I was unofficially offered a position today =) ).
They had us stay with a grad student instead of getting us a hotel room, which I was fine with, and the guy was REALLY hot. Basically the entire time I was looking at him I could not stop picturing him naked. That probably explains what happened later....
So he takes me back to his place and he had an extra bedroom, so I'm in there unpacking and he's standing in the doorway talking to me. Well he starts to walk away and, mostly to myself, I say
"Alright, seriously, where the hell are my pants?"
and he says
"Yeah, pants are important"
and without even thinking I say
"It depends on what you're doing."
And then there's this looooooooong awkward silence, and I'm frozen in place holding my newly discovered pants wondering how the hell my mouth made those words without consulting me.
I can tell he froze too in the other room because I can't hear his footsteps anymore, and I'm trying to think of something to say that will make this less awkward but all my brain can think is, "FUCK, SHIT, GOD DAMMIT!" over and over again, and then he says:
"Okay, fair enough." and continues walking away.
All I could think was "Well, that just happened." I wish I was making it up.
Easily one of the most awkward things I have ever said, especially considering I had known this guy for about 10 minutes and he was potentially reporting back to the head of the department about whether or not I'm a good candidate.
I feel like I deserve an award for how awkward that was.
Reader challenge: Think of something I could have said or done that would have made that not awkward. I contest that it is not possible.