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Soothe Your Social Anxiety With This Shouts & Murmurs Piece
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Soothe Your Social Anxiety With This Shouts & Murmurs Piece

Nick Douglas, Gawker Media

Photo by Charley Lhasa

People who've never bought something just to justify spending three minutes in a store: go away.

Fellow neurotics: Hi! The New Yorker has a humor piece for you called "How to Move On to the Next Holiday-Market Stall Without Being Awkward About It," with examples like:

Bring out a photo album of all the clothing you currently own and show the stall owner that the things he's selling don't really fit with your aesthetic.

It's a nice way to remember, if you're socially awkward, that you don't have to go to great lengths to explain yourself to everyone for your every little decision, because no one's actually paying attention to you, and actually thinking that they do is narcissistic, and maybe you should be worried.

Sorry!

How to Move On to the Next Holiday-Market Stall Without Being Awkward About It | The New Yorker

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