Topic: Awkwardness

How To Make Small Talk And Not Be Socially Inept At Parties Where You Know No One

How To Make Small Talk And Not Be Socially Inept At Parties Where You Know No One

One of our commenters suggested a post on “How to Make Small Talk And Not Be Socially Inept At Parties Where You Know No One.” Hey, commenter Sheena, thanks for letting me steal your idea which I did not ask you permission for. This is a important topic we should broach, despite the fact that we’re all cripplingly socially awkward and no one appreciates our magnificently rectangular heads.
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Modern Etiquette: An Important Lesson About Wearing Straw Hats on Jewish Holidays

Modern Etiquette: An Important Lesson About Wearing Straw Hats on Jewish Holidays

Over the weekend, I observed the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Basically, it’s a holiday where people build huts and eat and sleep in them. So, my friends “Gershon” and “Rivka” had a sukkah (singular name of one of the huts) at their house and invited some people over for Saturday lunch. Because it was very hot out that day, I am pale, and the afternoon involved sitting in a freaking hut, I wore a kicky little straw hat.

There’s one other important detail of this story. I am single, which means that attending a Jewish event of any sort will result in people trying to matchmake for me. No, it’s not because I’m some great beauty or something – it’s because I am a single Jewish chick and that is what happens. To avoid being matchmade, I brought a dude with me. More »