June 6, 2009

Things I'm Terrible At: Acting Normal Once Attraction Has Been Established

Cue the drumroll: We have a winner! Congrats, Sabrina, for your hysterical entry. You, my dear, have won a copy of Doofus and Darling's Manners for the Modern Man. Check out what she's terrible at:
Here’s the problem: I never think guys are into me, so when I meet someone new it’s great because I’m completely myself, i.e. fun, relaxed, and normal. The second I realize they like me, I get so nervous that I become completely devoid of personality. I’m incredibly self-conscious. Normal human movements such as sitting, standing and walking become these awkward movements as if I’m doing them for the first time.

Then, over the coming days, I see them slowly lose interest in me because I’m not the person I was in the beginning when we first met. I literally feel like that scene in Amelie when Audrey Tautou's character melts into a puddle of water as the guy she’s in love with walks out of the cafĂ© because she’s too shy to reveal her identity.
Dude, we are the same way! We practically turn into C3PO once we find out that a guy is into us. "Error. Error. Does not compute." We walk and talk all stiff, like we are Johnny #5 on a first date. Totally!


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