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?


  1. Jack, my husband says the exact same thing! He can't stand to watch the office because it "makes him cringe inside". Too awkward.

    As for awkward reality shows - I can hardly watch them (so there's no way Brandon could!). I end up feeling way to bad for the people on there. Even though I know they volunteered to put themselves through that.

  2. seeing that sort of awkward makes my life _less_ awkward in comparison.

    like when my cousins morbidly obese kids ask for the 5th honey bun and i have to say 'no' only to watch them cry for 30 minutes and then hear about how cool dad's camero is when "he gets above 100 and i get to ride in the front!"

    and then later, their parents call me pretentious and ask why i voted for nobama. and then we all laugh and take family pictures.

    ha ha.

    oh god michael and dwight, make it go away...

  3. If you think the American Office is too cringe-inducing to watch, don't even try the British one. I've been watching the U.S. one for ages and still have to watch the British one through my fingers.


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