Is it me, or is this generation extremely awkward? Okay, maybe only like 15% of the human population is awkward (it's funny how much my life is defined by statistics), but there's no better way to prove truly how awkward I am than the first day of school.
You see, when you spend the whole summer sitting on Facebook chat and hanging out with people exactly like you, you forget what it's like in the real world. You forget that you can sing this in public or crack jokes like this:
Q: How did the political science major define free radical on his chemistry exam?
A: A wild protestor.
Er, yeah. I'm that awkward.
There is no better day to realize just how incredibly awkward you are than the first day of school. You walk into class, and the teacher asks each of you to write one thing you love to do on an index card. Most people wrote sports, or hanging out with friends.
I wrote "I love to travel". Lame. So lame.
The best thing, however, is when your health teacher gives each of you a question and "interview" a couple students you don't know. As if the situation couldn't be any more awkward, I was given the question "do you think New York should legalize marijuana? Why or why not?" It wouldn't be awkward if 90% of my school didn't smoke pot like it's the air they breathe.
All I could say was "hugs, not drugs". Feel free to cringe.