Today’s word prompt is AWKWARD.
I’ve had my fair share of awkward moments, several with my first husband, including an awkward moment after our divorce when he turned up at the same club as me, and a classic with the ex partner.
Imagine the scene:
A posh dinner party with equally posh guests, and I, who is definitely NOT posh but a friend of the host, attend with Partner of the time.
He complains that his ham tastes funny. I point out that it’s smoked salmon.
He moans that his chicken and stuffing tastes off. I inform him it’s roast duck with an orange stuffing.
He sulks that his meringue isn’t cooked, and I tell him it’s baked alaska.
But the true awkward moment (not including him getting out the roll up baccy)?
When he holds up his brandy snifter glass and makes a big thing about it not being filled to the brim. I cringed, and there just wasn’t a big enough hole I could crawl into, or better still, push him in!
There is a second part to this story though.
After he’d embarrassed himself and sat moodily in a corner nursing a half full brandy glass as he’d helped himself, I was chatting to one of the other guests about music. He played in a quartet who were quite popular in the area and I mentioned I played the piano. Bear in mind this is a posh party, with posh people.
He said he expected I had done very well in my lessons and asked which grade I’d reached. I told him straight that I couldn’t read a note and played by ear.
His laugh was priceless as his posh persona was thrown away, and he put his arm round me saying in a totally UN-posh voice ‘I knew there was a reason I liked you!’