Friday, February 27, 2009

Social Ineptitude

Today at lunch I discovered that according to the definition decided upon at lunch today (by friends who don't know something about me), I am socially inept. As decided, someone who has reached the age of 25 (which I passed a while back) and yet has not kissed or been kissed by someone unrelated to them in a romantic kind of way, is socially inept.

I happen to fall into that category.

It is not something I revel in, in fact sometimes it really bothers me that I have never been in a serious relationship. But there it is. I've never really dated and definitely never dated anyone I wanted to kiss. It was always something that just never happened for me.

But socially inept? I know that I stick my foot in my mouth with alarming regularity and I know that I FEEL socially inept sometimes, but I didn't know that the measurement of social ineptitude was measured in lip strength.

I didn't speak up and say anything because that itself seemed socially inept and also because it's no one's business unless I choose to share it. (Ironically, I am now sharing it with the internet...) But it made me think.

7 comments:

lizcooper said...

well, you're obviously more socially adept than I am because I would have opened my big mouth to tell that woman a few things about what is socially acceptable conversation and what is not.

Me said...

I kisssed someone LOOONG before I should have and it was a stupid thing to do and I don't think it had anything to do with social adeptness at all, in fact quite the contrary! :)

Melissa B. said...

I wouldn't call that inept...it's really kinda smart, in a way. Why exchange bodily fluids until you're ready? Hey, BTW, I'm giving away an actual PRIZE for Sx3 today...come play along!

Just say Julie said...

they obviously don't know you, because that's not a word I would ever use to describe you. I love you bunches C!

smithdl said...

Okay, so this is a really impersonal response to an incredibly personal entry, but I just want to say this is a beautiful entry. I find these sentences especially profound and moving and full of punch and yelp:

I didn't know that the measurement of social ineptitude was measured in lip strength. I didn't speak up and say anything because that itself seemed socially inept and also because it's no one's business unless I choose to share it. (Ironically, I am now sharing it with the internet...) But it made me think.

Colleen said...

socially inept? two words...sexy stevie

Bethany said...

Well then, I'll have to join you in the "socially inept" crowd...though I bet there aren't too many of us left!