totally socially awkward tuesday

July 28, 2009 in totally awkward tuesday

It is, yet again, Tuesday! I am much more excited about Tuesday than I normally am. Why? Because I have a vacation day tomorrow. BF and I were supposed to knock off Cedar Point from my 101 in 1001 list, but it looks like rain. And Cedar Point is no fun in the rain. So we are still taking the day off from work (hence, the excitement) and will find ourselves doing some other fabulous activity!

I’m starting to really enjoy Mondays. Well, at least the Monday night part of the Mondays. Mondays happens to be discount movie night at the local theater. I usually pick movies like Transformers 2 or something else that reminds me I’m more of a dude than a chick. But last night I wanted to see The Ugly Truth. So away we went. It was funny. But I cried (why I’m not even sure). BF thought “ehh it was alright.” Which means ‘I don’t want to rain on your parade but it sucked.’ Oh well! Five dollars worth of a movie it was!

But back to Tuesdays! The other reason that I am so excitable about Tuesdays is Tova’s Totally Awkward Tuesday posts!

So the subject of my post is appropriately inappropriate. Seeing as how I am leaving my current position at Big Company, I might as well poke some fun. Right? Sure I can justify anything (like buying those TWO iced coffee tumblers from last night…).

My current position at Big Company is a techie-like position (I say techie-like because I pretend to be super technical but ask other people to hook my computer up–yes I’m capable, I’m just lazy). We hire people to answer calls and make calls about tech related issues. I am their oh-so-humble techie trainer (I know, funny, right??). Big Company is known to hire the most socially awkward people. Ever. I have a very relaxed personality and like to crack jokes. Even at my own expense. Just to make people smile. Laugh. Giggle. Or just not frown. Well, it turns out these dudes do not know what that is. Or at least are not used to hearing a chick crack a joke.

Let me tell you, it is way worse working with a bunch of socially awkward dudes than it is to work with a bunch of catty women. UGH. These dudes are so crabby all the time! Did I mention that I am one of the only females that work in this office? Yeah. Totally fun (these are the same people that cannot approach a girl outside of a fox costume, remember).

Another important note is that I have an expertise in an area that most do not. They need a lot of help in this particular area. This makes me a very in demand person at work. I understand that working in an environment of mostly men I must be careful in what I wear and how I say things. I would hate for something to be misconstrued. Unfortunately, as hard as I try, they seem to misconstrue something or make comments that are just downright awkward.

Comments like, “Rachel, Rachel. I need you. Please help? You love me, right?”

“Uh yeah. No.” I say this. I say no and I laugh at them (notice I didn’t say with, it’s definitely an AT laugh).

They, apparently, eat. this. up.

I walk out of the room and someone will tell me that “So and so said this when you walked away.”

Super. Super gross, that is. And way to make it awkward since I’m the only one that can answer these questions. UGH. Oh well. Only 5 days left after today, right?

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JW.BW July 28, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Oh BOY!! Can I relate to working with socially awkward men in an almost all male field. Military intelligence attracts the STRANGEST people I have ever met. I have a blog post I've been working on about it. But just to give you a little tidbit, they speak to each other in KLINGON!! its just such a DIFFERENT working environment!! WOW


Country Wings in Phoenix July 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Rachel, I have been wanting to go see the Ugly Truth. If you thought it was funny and cried then I know I will love it. I like those kind of movies, and I really like Katherine Heigl. It will be a good one. I'll get back with you when I see it and let you know what I thought. Thanks for sharing. If you are expecting rain there, could you share some more and send some to Phoenix. We are cooking out here. Have a wonderful day. Country Hugs, Sherry


~M~ July 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Socially awkward at work is the worst!


jessica @ budgetsavvybride July 28, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I have a friend who has a techie job and is in an office with a bunch of nerdy geeks, too! Social awkwardness makes for good stories later, even if it is uncomfortable to deal with in the workplace, haha.


Sunshinemeg July 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Just stumbled acorss your blog and loved it! It is so cute and not to mentio you were cracking me up. Happy to have found you! Going to follow you along for your adventures! Haha have a great week.


Stacy July 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm

i want to see The Ugly Truth! everyone I know who has seen it has loved it!
hope you have fun on your vacation

and I love your header!


Judi July 28, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Hey there.
1) I totally identify with your self-professed relaxed personality and tendency to crack jokes. Even at your own expense. Just to make people smile. Laugh. Giggle. Or just not frown.
2) This whole post was enjoyable but my favorite snickering/snarfing part was when you wrote: “These are the same people that cannot approach a girl outside of a fox costume, remember.”
“Tee-hee” and “Oh God,” at the same time. 🙂


FRANNIE July 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I went to college with mostly male students. I know right where you're coming from.

5 days and counting, just keep repeating it. 🙂


dreaming in pink and green July 28, 2009 at 3:47 pm

awww you cried? I liked it a lot. I was getting a bit sad when he came back to her room… 🙁


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