Awkward: Daily Post Prompt

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!’


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Awkward: Daily Post Prompt

  1. . . . .just saying I enjoyed your post.

  2. lbeth1950 says:

    I like you, too.

  3. Michael says:

    When you get to our age life is full of them isn’t it. I’ve only known one truly ‘posh’ person or who thought they were and after a musical I had written at my local school referred to me in introductions as a playwright, now that was awkward.

  4. I ate at a really expensive restaurant once and ordered scallops that came nestled in mashed potatoes. When I started eating the potatoes, the waiter took the dish away. He lloked at me like, Who let in the barbarian? he had not seen me eat duck yet. That was really barbaric. Good post.

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