That Awkward Moment When…

Posted by Fitz Villafuerte under Personal Finance on June 9, 2012

If you’re on Twitter, then you’ve probably encountered tweets that begin with the phrase, “That awkward moment…”

This meme actually dates as far back as 2009, but is interestingly still popular today.

For those unfamiliar with it, “That awkward moment” is a preface that people use when they want to share stories about uncomfortable social experiences.

While most of those status updates are meant to be funny, I have read some tweets that also carry hints of sarcasm and annoyance… which will really make you wonder about life’s little ironies.

What exactly am I talking about?

Well, check out these these 10 awkward “money moments” which I’ve seen people share on my Twitter timeline and you’ll understand what I mean.

Ten Awkward “Money Moments” Found On My Social Network Feed

  1. That awkward moment when you discover that a friend who owes you money is in Boracay having a vacation.
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  3. That awkward moment when you accompany a friend to a Feng Shui store so she can buy an expensive money charm, and then her credit card purchase transaction gets denied.
  4. That awkward moment when your friend is borrowing money from you to fix his car. Dude, if you can’t maintain a car, sell it.
  5. That awkward moment when an officemate asks you to talk to a credit card debt collector on the phone, to lie about him not being there.
  6. That awkward moment when someone you’re barely friends with, is trying to borrow money from you.
  7. That awkward moment when a friend invites you for coffee, and he suddenly gives a network marketing presentation there. Tell your true intentions next time, you’ll have more luck getting my interest.
  8. That awkward moment when a friend confides to you that she married her husband, simply because he’s rich.
  9. That awkward moment when you have to wait for the bank officer to read their own brochure, so she can understand and explain their product to you.
  10. That awkward moment when a friend who owns a very expensive smartphone, asks if you could send him prepaid load credits.
  11. That awkward moment when your friend shares that she’s finding it hard to save money, while sipping a Starbucks Frappuccino.

Bonus: That awkward moment when you realize that you’re that person whom one of these status updates above is referring to.

What about you, can you share any awkward money moments that you or someone you know have experienced? Do share them below.

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12 Responses to “That Awkward Moment When…”

  1. jehzlau says:

    That awkward moment when you found out that a friend who owes you a huge amount of money bought a Prada and a BlackBerry, but she didn’t bother to pay you, not even a cent. :p

    Hehehehe. :p

  2. Mercid Lyka says:

    Nice post, Fitz. #1 hits the spot. Years ago, someone borrowed money from me and went Skywalking in Cebu. =D

  3. Hahahaha. I encountered some people like those on your list. very very awkward indeed.

  4. The worst are those that use relatives who are sick but then the next day, you see them partying or clubbing. I had those instances with some.

  5. Photoblogger says:

    The awkward moment indeed. And that awkward moment where you want to ask for the payment for the money your friend owed you except they keep giving praises of how generous you are or how kind and lenient you are for not demanding payment T__T

  6. @photoblogger, that’s a very psychological technique. a very creative one i guess. hehehe

  7. Mikko says:

    That awkward moment nga naman. Hahaha.

  8. KCOM says:

    That akward moment when i filed for offset hours to compensate for ‘unpaid’ OT hours then was denied, tapos ang approver went on a one week VL. what a douche!

  9. ferrari says:

    i really experienced some of those awkward moments

  10. Faith says:

    I got terminated from work for telling the truth that my manager took $2,400 from my cash float and promised that it will be paid by my colleagues.

  11. Bill Asignar says:

    That awkward moment in the middle of the conversation you already sense that it will end up on borrowing money. #facepalm

  12. hime says:

    Haha. That awkward moment indeed. I kind of experienced more than 5 of these instances. Haha.

    That awkward moment that the person who owed you money is purposely trying to hide from you when belong in the same workplace area.

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