Go Social

You know socializing is hard when simply trying to initiate it opens up a can of “WHAT DO I DO?!” worms. Should you go for the more formal handshake? The more enthusiastic high-five? The sanitary fist bump? What about the full-on hug? Definitely not that–unless you’re 100% sure that that’s what the other person was thinking too.

When to do the others is much more ambiguous though, so good luck. At least things can’t get any worse than they did for these people, right?

At least he didn’t go in for the hug.

At least he didn't go in for the hug.share

Pantyer2


Like that.

Like that.share

thetangent


Almost got it.

Almost got it.share

DreddFace


I wonder how much money he had to pay for that honor?

I wonder how much money he had to pay for that honor?share

FunnyJunk


Stars: they’re just like us.

Stars: they're just like us.share

blogwarts


I don’t even know what this is.

I don't even know what this is.share

freakyfail


Shouldn’t these world-class athletes have world-class coordination?

Shouldn't these world-class athletes have world-class coordination?share

SBNation


They’re setting a bad example for the fans.

They're setting a bad example for the fans.share

tarmistead16


SIKE!

SIKE!share

wolfweb


That got weird fast.

That got weird fast.share

konnikwow


Every attempt is more and more awkward.

Every attempt is more and more awkward.share

hurajktron


Nice try.

Nice try.share

tanmango


Who needs another hand?

Who needs another hand?share

fangraphs


It was a real bonding moment.

It was a real bonding moment.share

BuzzFeed


Jealous?

Jealous?share

FunnyJunk


Good save.

Good save.share

omgitsZakarius


Is this in slow motion or does it just feel that awkward?

Is this in slow motion or does it just feel that awkward?share

ImJavert


Seacrest out.

Seacrest out.share

FunnyJunk


Uh.

Uh.share


Oh.

Oh.share

(via BuzzFeed)

And that’s how you do awkward. Unfortunately, saying goodbye is nearly as difficult. Should we go for the hug? No? I didn’t think so. Fist bump?