I admit, there are times when I can really relate to poor Socially Awkward Penguin. The more I read that silly meme, the more I find myself nodding my head. I suppose that's what makes him such a loveable character - most people can see a bit of themselves in his antics.
Anyhow, in an effort to be less awkward in new and exciting social situations, I try to prepare ahead of time. For instance, if I were going to be going to some sort of game night with a large group of people, I would try to learn the games beforehand. There's nothing like trying to catch on and just making an utter fool of yourself while everyone around you just stares! I might, for instance, visit an online gaming site to learn the rules and practice with relative anonymity. Then I'd know what I was doing when confronted with a potentially awkward gaming situation.
I guess nothing will save you from this:
But at least you won't screw up the games!
Unless I win the lottery in the next month or so, it looks like I'm going to end up filing bankruptcy. Separating from my ex was a good decision - the best decision, really - but I was left with a lot of debt. Since we were never married and because it's in my name, it's all mine even though I accumulated most of it with him. I tried valiantly to make my payments and meet my obligations, but I just can't. It's embarrassing.
However, I have decided that I absolutely won't make this mistake again. I am going to learn from my mistakes and avoid getting into debt even if that means I never have another credit card. I've been reading about financial matters, how to live debt-free, and what it means to be healthy in a financial sense. Now, I know all about having a model stock portfolio and saving with a 401k plan and preparing for the future by investing wisely.
Bad habits can be hard to break, but I'm determined to start saving and put myself in a better position asap!