Dead Faced Station Wagon Boy

We went through a drive thru today and directly in front of us was a station wagon. It was silver and had a normal family in it, no annoying bumper stickers or anything. But it did have one thing in the trunk that was REALLY unsettling.

A bored, dead-faced teen in a neon green shirt not even vaguely trying to avoid eye contact with us.

So this dunce is sitting there looking as though he’s just killed a man staring at us while we attempt to avoid openly noticing him. If you ever stash your kid in the back of your car like Harry Potter’s gluttonous uncle would, PLEASE DO NOT GO THROUGH A FAST FOOD DRIVE THRU. THANKS.

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SOCIALLY AWKWARD IS NOT TRIPPING OVER YOUR OWN FEET AND THEN GIGGLING AND SAYING “OH I’M SO AWKWARD.” SOCIALLY AWKWARD IS NOT BEING CAPABLE OF SPEAKING TO OTHERS, BECAUSE YOU ARE OVERWHELMED BY THE FEAR OF BEING JUDGED FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO. EDUCATE YOURSELVES.

No. That’s social anxiety disorder, a mental illness. Awkwardness is a trait that stems from social anxiety disorder but is not exclusive to it. Some people have no social anxiety at all and simply aren’t “smooth” or “cool.” This causes them to act awkwardly, often unknown to themselves.

Claiming a trait to be a mental illness is not only as annoying as saying “that’s so awkward” every time anything happens, but also does a disservice to the legitimately mentally ill by way of usurping.

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