Another Example of how Columbia is Maybe the Most Awkward Place on Earth

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Overheard near Hamilton: A young girl, and a grown man with a dog.

Man with dog: Hey, how are you?
Girl: I’m good, how are you?
Man: Fine.
Girl: What’s your dog’s name?
Man: Chloe.
Girl: Hey, Chloe! [girl pets dog]
Man: Say hi, Chloe. [dog is quiet] Come on Chloe! Say hi!

[Dog does nothing]

Man: She’s not in a very good mood today.
Girl: Why not?
Man: She just found out she has cancer.
Girl: (awkwardly) Oh?
Man: Yeah.


Girl: Well…talk to you later!
Man: Ok, see you!

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  1. stock manager  

    "what's your major?"

    "what classes are you taking?"

    "where do you live?"

  2. CL

    Um, how about saying "I'M SORRY TO HEAR THAT! WELL, SHE LOOKS LIKE A VERY LOVED DOG AND I HOPE YOU GET THROUGH IT OKAY." What a bunch of assholes.

    • someone's missing the point  

      it's not because she's an asshole, its because she's awkward. not everyone is as polished as you clearly are, and ont everyone can come up with the right thing to say all the time. some of us are awkward. it dosent mean we're bad people.

  3. CL

    You make a good point. But you will have to hear unpleasant news often in your life, and this dialogue gives me the impression that this girl has skipped through life without ever hearing any. Gee whiz. So for future reference, say this: "I'm sorry to hear that. That must be tough. Are you dealing with it OK? Can I do anything to help?"

    There. Live and learn.

  4. michigan  

    I think the humor in the conversation lies in the fact that the girl didn't know how to respond when the guy said his dog /knew/ it had cancer

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