Thursday, March 15, 2012

In the desert you can remember your name

Social Anxiety is a funny thing unless you have Social Anxiety.

When you hang out with people you don't see often you may periodically struggle for common topics. The interval of this struggle is called the "awkard silence". This gets easier over time but for those of us with Social Anxiety the very first awkward silence makes you want to bolt. Because Social Anxiety amplifies that first awkward silence by 10,000,000. The longer it last the more and more certain you are that you have murdered their puppy, assaulted their grandmother and burned their house to the ground. If it lasts too long Social Anxiety might actually force you to run straight out the door.



  1. I try to keep a mental list of really bizarre shit to talk about. Luckily, I lived in NM for 4 years, so can often tap that. At some point, someone is going to call me out for having not lived there for almost 20 years. Until that point, I'm golden!

    1. You are a part of a very small(no pun intended) group of people who are easy to talk to. At least for this socially anxious person.