The Little Awkward Moments at Work Worth Celebrating

Posted by TOOT on February 17th, 2020

It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what you do for work, or what jokes you have on your funny coffee mugs, we all share similar awkward moments. They’re all around us, and even if you get a touch embarrassed, it’s nice to know that we all share the same kinds of moments.

Awkward moments show us that we’re all human, and to celebrate that connection, there’s National Awkward Moments Day on March 18th. How do you observe such an awkward holiday? Let it all go and laugh at yourself a little bit and see the humor in these moments.

The Sidewalk Dance

You’re on your way into the office on the sidewalk, and some stranger is approaching your direction walking in the same lane. What do you do? Of course, you don’t just stay the course and allow them to redirect around you. No, instead you turn to the left, then they do the same thing. Uh oh. Maybe try the right side? Now you’re both on a collision course, leading to the awkward sidewalk dance. We’ve all done it thousands of times, but sometimes sharing a little dance with a stranger is the best way to start the day if you let yourself laugh about it.

Accidental Athleisure

You’ve actually kept one of your resolutions, and you’re hitting the gym in the mornings before work. You’re super stoked to rock one of your new cute tote bags to the gym in the morning and have all of the essentials. You bust it in there, but when you go to get ready for work, you realize you left your heels at home. Uh oh. Thus, the accidental athleisure outfit is born, complete with everything business casual plus some hot pink running shoes. Don’t sweat it! Give it a hair flip and chalk it up to good fashion sense.

The (Not So) Private Desk Dance Party

Who doesn’t love passing the time on a Tuesday afternoon by having a little private dance break at their desk? No matter how much you fight it, when that one song comes on shuffle, you’re gonna bust a move, even just a small move. But in the middle of your little routine, you look at and realize Christine in accounting and Aaron from sales have been watching you the whole time. Awkward. But hey, good music moves people, and you only listen to great music, so you can’t help it! All you can do is invite them to join in.

Getting Caught Using Someone’s Creamer/Sauce/Dressing from the Fridge

We’ve all been there. The one day you decide, “Hey, I’m gonna try that small-batch hot sauce in the breakroom fridge that’s been there forever,” the sauce owner walks in and catches you sauce-handed. It’s not a huge deal, but it can be a little awkward. Laugh it off, apologize, and get official-official permission to give it a go. They probably don’t even care in the first place.

About Talking Out of Turn

If you’re not one to shy away from anything pink, stylish, or fun, you’re gonna love Talking Out of Turn (TOOT). They make a ton of different work and lifestuff that turn even the most mundane of days at the office into a party with TOOT-pink style. They’re based out of Dallas, Texas, where they’re working their tails off to bring you the latest and greatest. On their site you’ll find a ton of things, including colorful pencil pouches, cute stationery, funny coffee mugs—even baby cards! The best part is they make a ton of stuff by hand—the hard way—using old-school techniques and tools and partnering with local artists. Take a walk on the TOOT side and check out their stuff today!

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