By Alexandra Petri
Most twentysomethings spend loads of time heading off awkwardness.
Not Alexandra Petri.
Afraid of rejection? Alexandra Petri has auditioned for America’s subsequent best Model. frightened of having a look like an fool? Alexandra Petri misplaced Jeopardy! through answering “Who is that dude?” on nationwide television. scared of undesirable jokes? Alexandra Petri gained a world pun championship.
Petri has been a debutante, reenacted the Civil warfare, and fended off suitors at a Star Wars conference whereas donning a Jabba the Hutt go well with. One time, she permit a few cult contributors she met in the street baptize her, simply to be well mannered. She’s a gourmand of the type of awkwardness that the majority humans spend entire lifetimes attempting to keep away from. If John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris had a baby…they might by no means allow Petri babysit it.
But Petri is right here to inform you: every thing you worry isn't really so undesirable. belief her. She’s attempted it. And during her misadventures, she’s discovered that there are worse issues in the market than awkwardness—and that attention-grabbing issues begin to occur for those who cease being concerned what humans think.
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A Field Guide to Awkward Silences by Alexandra Petri