There are a few situations that are universal to humans. Some things that every single person will experience in their lives, like birth. Another one of these is experiencing a painfully awkward encounter that makes you want to crawl in on yourself.
Maybe you waved at someone who wasn’t waving at you. Or replying to someone you think is talking to you, but actually they’re on their headphones. The thing is though, most of these moments are over pretty quickly. But Dan got caught up in an awkward encounter that he couldn’t escape.
The other week, Dan was getting his hair cut by a person who turned out to have some pretty radical political views that they were very happy to share about. Dan was deep in a very uncomfortable conversation about this person’s political agenda, a conversation he definitely didn’t want to be a part of. But he couldn’t move! There were clippers and scissors next to his head, and you know, he wanted a good haircut, so he had to sit through it!