By Alexandra Petri
Most twentysomethings spend loads of time heading off awkwardness.
Not Alexandra Petri.
Afraid of rejection? Alexandra Petri has auditioned for America’s subsequent most sensible Model. petrified of taking a look like an fool? Alexandra Petri misplaced Jeopardy! via answering “Who is that dude?” on nationwide television. fearful of undesirable jokes? Alexandra Petri gained a global pun championship.
Petri has been a debutante, reenacted the Civil warfare, and fended off suitors at a Star Wars conference whereas donning a Jabba the Hutt go well with. One time, she allow a few cult individuals she met in the street baptize her, simply to be well mannered. She’s a gourmet of the type of awkwardness that the majority humans spend entire lifetimes attempting to steer clear of. If John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris had a baby…they might by no means permit Petri babysit it.
But Petri is right here to inform you: every little thing you worry isn't so undesirable. belief her. She’s attempted it. And during her misadventures, she’s discovered that there are worse issues in the market than awkwardness—and that fascinating issues begin to occur in case you cease worrying what humans think.
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