The awkward. The uncomfortable. The moments you want to just shake off and pretend they never happened.
Have you ever bent down to listen more carefully to some adorable child who then immediately open-mouth sneezed in your face? I have.
Has someone ever woken you with a phone call but you assured them repeatedly that you had indeed been awake for several hours and by the time you finally move on to the point of the phone call no one wants to talk anymore because the lie hangs there like someone just opened up a big old container of egg salad? I have.
Have you ever had real, honest conversation with someone and then referred to that someone by the wrong name? Yup. I have.
Have you ever caught a ride with someone and then discovered they drive like a toddler’s attention span but it would be impolite to say something so you grit your teeth and gasp only on the inside? I have.
Have you ever eaten the garnish? I have.
Have you ever wasted precious time obsessing about your own stupidity? I have.
Here’s the thing: not experiencing the moments that you could have done without would mean not experiencing the moments you could have done without. Where’s the fun in that?
Just. Enjoy. Life. More.