If you could add your own listing in the dictionary under the word "awkward", what would it be?
Dictionary.com offers many different definitions for the word:
1. Lacking skill or dexterity; clumsy.2. Lacking grace or ease in movement.3. Lacking social graces or manners.4. Not well planned or designed for easy or effective use.5. Requiring caution; somewhat hazardous.6. Hard to deal with; difficult; requiring skill, tact, or the like.7. Embarrassing or inconvenient; caused by lack of social grace.8. Obsolete. untoward; perverse
I have another definition of the word that I'd like to have added to that list:
9. When your boss greets you with the sexually perverse nickname he's picked out for you, and calls it out loudly across the parking lot in front of your co-workers.
As in, "Hey there, Big Shooter!"
This happened to me at a job I had back in 2006, while working for a hotel maintenance team in Wells, Maine. The general manager, a crusty and perverse man in his late fifties, picked out nicknames for everyone that worked there, and for some reason, mine ended up as Big Shooter.
Every time I saw him, he'd greet me the same way. Every single time.
Talk about awkward.