National Awkward Moments Day

I wonder why there's a horse in this picture.  Let me know if you can figure it out.  I just don't understand what it has to do with an awkward moment.

I just saw what it is.  But they could have found a better photo.

From the site:


"On March 18th, we recognize National Awkward Moments Day.  This is an annual day that every person can relate to as we have all had our awkward moments from time to time as they are a part of life; they just happen.
Awkwardness or embarrassment is defined as an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself.
Have you ever called someone by the wrong name, tripped over nothing, walked into a door, had the completely wrong words come out of your mouth or just forgot what you were doing?  The list could go on and on. Sometimes, things just do not seem to go right, and something happens that may make you feel like you want to run and hide. Whether on National Awkward Moments Day or any other day, everyone has them. 
Find the ability to laugh at yourself, see the humor in awkward moments and have fun with them. Use #AwkwardMomentsDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the founder of National Awkward Moments Day."


  1. Apart from the horse sitting rather awkwardly on its haunches, I don't know why they picked this photo as an apt illustration either. I agree -- they could have done better!

  2. Sometimes that's every day for me

  3. Unless the horse slipped on a banana peel which then flew out of the frame of the picture, I'm not sure why this is used as an awkward moment :)

  4. Replies
    1. I think the horse is falling down instead of being graceful.

  5. Hello from North Idaho and found your blog though Mr Rat. Every time I open my mouth and then I'm in an awkward moment.
    If you fine time stop in for a cup of coffee

    1. Thanks Dora. I'll have to visit your site.

  6. Have I had any awkward moments? When have I not?

  7. Horses are usually such graceful animals, but the one pictures does not look graceful at all. Think we all experience awkward moments from time to time.

  8. A few mornings ago I sat in complete silence until a thought came to mind witch brought me to complete laughter.

  9. National Awkward Moments Day ... sometimes we all have one of those!

    All the best Jan

  10. Horses are usually graceful animals until they fall down and try to get back up again. I think we all have those moments.


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