I hate awkward silences.
You know, the mull in the conversation after both parties have already had their say on a topic… and before you know it…
Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know silence is golden.
As they say, you know you’re good friends with someone if you can just shut up and enjoy each other’s company.
I’m not talking about that type of silence.
I’m talking about awkward silences.
I had mentioned having dinner with my guy friend the other day.
After we talked about my relationship, his breakup, and the girl he let go, there it was…
It lasted for around five seconds, and I was starting to fidget.
I wanted to say something. I wanted to scream, JUST SAY ANYTHING!!!
Fortunately, he started to speak:
“You know, you’re an attractive woman.”
Unfortunately, he had to follow this compliment with:
“Except for your nose… your nose is too flat for me. And you have a lot of blackheads. They make your nose look flatter.”
“There was one time a couple of weeks ago where you had a clear nose. It was better then,” he continues. “Other than your nose, you have very attractive features. Maybe you should give those nose strips a try.”
People say the stupidest things after awkward silences.
But then again, he’s a good enough friend that he’s earned the right to make very frank statements without me beating him to the pulp.
At least, it’s not like the faux pas another more-casual guy friend of mine had said two weeks earlier.
We were all lounging at the couch. We were having a sleepover and I was in my pajamas when suddenly, he made this comment to me:
“You know, I’ve never realized this… but the way you’re seating right now, you look like a boy.“
All the conversation stopped after that. His face flamed beet red. He started shuffling in his seat.
He was so embarrassed that I found it hilarious!
Guys, one thing you don’t tell women is that they looked like a boy!
Oh, and by the way, it was a very wholesome sleepover of around 6 to 7 people.
Sleepover mind you.
Not a sexual orgy, just in case you have a dirty mind.
So, where are those nose strips?!