Here are five socially awkward situations that you make you want to dig up a hole and disappear.
Riding an elevator with someone:
I don’t know what the best opening line is or what topics to broach when I am riding the elevator with the neighbours/colleagues. There’s always this awkward silence punctuated by the ding-dong of the lift, with you willing for your floor to come up next. You can’t even fiddle with the phone as there’s never any network in closed spaces and you’d look even more stupid. It’s best to stare right ahead or count how many floors are there, even if you have lived there for over fifty years.