By Alexandra Petri
Most twentysomethings spend loads of time keeping off awkwardness.
Not Alexandra Petri.
Afraid of rejection? Alexandra Petri has auditioned for America’s subsequent best Model. terrified of taking a look like an fool? Alexandra Petri misplaced Jeopardy! by means of answering “Who is that dude?” on nationwide television. frightened of undesirable jokes? Alexandra Petri received a global pun championship.
Petri has been a debutante, reenacted the Civil struggle, 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 contributors she met in the street baptize her, simply to be well mannered. She’s a gourmand of the type of awkwardness that almost all humans spend complete lifetimes attempting to stay away from. If John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris had a baby…they might by no means enable Petri babysit it.
But Petri is the following to inform you: every little thing you worry isn't really 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 attention-grabbing issues begin to occur for those who cease worrying what humans think.
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