So it's generally acknowledged that I'm just about the most awkward person EVER. And I accept that. And love that. Because I'M SO COOL.
But part of being awkward is not knowing what to do in certain social situations. Like when I'm on the subway. Which is very often.
(I took the liberty of drawing you guys some lovely pictures in Photoshop. I hope you're proud of me because they seriously took like 5 minutes each to do.)
So at certain times of the day, the subway is VERY VERY FULL. Like this:
*The black squares are seats. The blue X's are boys and pink X's are girls because I totally buy into stereotypes. The pink X that's circled with the arrow pointing to it that says "me" is me. Yellow X's are people who don't want to identify a gender. (Yay for being politically correct!) Red X's are children. I don't know why.
When the subway is that full, I generally squeeze in wherever I can fit. Sometimes I sit, sometimes I stand, depending on how full it is and who needs seats. I have no problem with that.
BUT. I *do* have a problem when this happens:
If you've never been on a subway before or if you can't understand my beautiful pictures, that's what happens after we make a stop and 84% of the people get off. Don't ask me where I got that percentage. I don't know the answer.
My problem is: when 84% of the people get off of the subway, EXCEPT for the people sitting on the side I'm on, and I'm still squished in between the smelly stinky blue X and the cool politically correct yellow X, can...can I move across the aisle? To sit where there's space? Is that in bad taste?
I never know. So I usually stay put. Awkwardly.
As per usual.