Awkward Moment FTD

Cheryl has been catching up with the Bachelorette.

Lordy. I don't want to spoil it for everyone, but I get the same reaction to this kind of display of awkwardness as I to do the Office. There an "after" show with awkward questions and awkward music-less moments. Its painful in all kinds of ways.

For example, the first three minutes of The Office are excruciatingly painful for me. After that I am some what numbed to the awkwardness and can just enjoy the humor in it. I don't know the term for it, I don't think its empathy - but other people's awkwardness is awkward for me. The difference between The Office and The Bachelorette is that the Bachelorette is not for humor. These people are really trying to be serious. They are really flaunting their flirting, their love, and ALL THIS AWKWARDNESS on television.

Do people feed off this awkwardness? Or do people just ignore it?