In honor of me, let's examine awkwardness:
I can't figure out hugs. I mean, I understand how they work, and I successfully give them to people I know really well, but I am not someone who just... hugs. I should, because what happens instead is I go in for the handshake, and then all of a sudden that hand is awkwardly trapped between us, and then I accidentally grope the hugger. It ends badly. On second thought, maybe I should just avoid human contact.
Nothing kills a good joke like someone being offended. On the other hand, I usually manage to say offend someone within about five minutes of meeting them. How was I supposed to know that your grandmother was killed by walking into a bar?!?!
Well, the good news is... it won't be awkward for long.