"Hi, I'm Helena. Are you new here?"
She stared at my hand for a second before saying, "I'm the intern."
Crap. Crap crap crap.
I've done this before.
I've walked up to this girl on 3 different occasions and introduced myself. I am such a jerk.
"Oh, yeah, I remember. Sorry. You're wearing your hair...." I gestured vaguely to her ponytail. But really, who knows if she was wearing it up last time?
I frantically glanced at the microwave. 45 seconds left. I couldn't just leave.
"...so, you're stepping in for Joel (the janitor) this week while he's in Maine?"
"Well, that sounds like an awesome internship," I said, smiling nervously (Oh man, someone please come along and shoot me). "I mean, it's sure not the internship of my dreams..." I trailed off, a look of panic growing on my face.
"Um..." she stared at me in disbelief.
A few seconds later the microwave dinged, and I grabbed my food and ran.
Until next time, office intern.
I'm linking this to my sister's new meme, Small Treasure Tuesdays. Because reaching this level of awkwardness is a treasure.
Do you have any awkward moments you would like to share? Because it would really help me feel better.