There are a lot of times during the day I feel like a terrible person. When I let my alarm go off 10 times and it inevitable wakes up my roommate, to accidentally cutting someone off in traffic because, hey, I gotta make my exit — yup. Terrible person alert. And it doesn't end when I get to work, either — but thankfully I'm not alone, as this new video from BuzzFeed featuring awkward moments at work that make you feel like a terrible person demonstrates. We've all been there, right?
Unless you work from home, or in an extremely small office, or are extremely lucky, there's a high probability you're not best friends with everyone you work with. What does this mean? A lot of conflicting personalities forced to be nice to each other for the sake of a paycheck. This also means you're subjected to a lot of awkward moments on a daily basis. If you're like me — someone who gets a long with a lot of people, but is only good friends with a few — some of my work relationships are a constant struggle between politeness and wanting to pull my hair out.There's the person you've met once and thinks you're best friends forever; the person who doesn't shut up (ever — you can leave the room and come back after your lunch break to Panera and they're still telling the same story as if you'd been listening the whole time); and a whole lot more. Also there are awkward moments at work that just happen because, well, maybe we're kind of jerks even if we don't mean to be.
It can all be tough to stomach, but again, at least we're all in it together. Here are some of the most popular awkward office moments that make us feel like terrible people:
1. Talking To People
I said this before and I say it again: Sometimes you just don't care. Ever asked someone a question and realized half way through you don't even care what the answer is? Maybe we were trained to be polite in elementary school, but once you get to your bitter 20s, the politeness dies in some of us. Maybe we're dicks, but maybe it's normal. We have our own problems to deal with.
2. Holding The Door/Elevator
I mean, your walk or ride to the office is your last moment of personal sanity before you have to start your work day. It's not your fault if you celebrate by holding down the "door close" button so you can ride the elevator alone.
3. Zoning Out During Introductions
I am so glad the video speaks to this one. I never remember someone's name when they introduce themselves. It's not that I don't particularly care; it's mostly because I'm worried about how sweaty my hand is or if I have something in my teeth.
4. When They Remember Your Name
Ugh. Why can't everyone have the attention span I do? A word of advice: If this ever happens, try to steal a peek of their mail. Or ID. I'd go to those extremes to avoid them finding out I have no idea who they are.
5. Forgetting Someone's Birthday
Birthdays are awkward anyway. People sit around and sing at you, waiting to watch you spit and blow wet wax all over a poorly iced cake someone made that spelled your name wrong. Then you open gifts that are usually just a card that still has wet ink because it was passed around the office five minutes before. Can we just stop with office birthdays? Please?
Watch the whole hilarious video here:
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