Buzz·Posted on Jan 7, 201427 Everyday Situations That Are Excruciatingly Difficult For Shy PeopleI'll just be hiding over there in that corner if you need me.by Adam DavisBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Seeing someone you know in public and trying to avoid making eye contact so you don't need to talk to them. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF MTV / Via giphy.com Especially awful when you're walking toward each other on the sidewalk. 2. Getting into an elevator with someone you kind of know, but don't know well enough to feel comfortable talking to. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Lucasfilm / Via tumblr.com 3. When the phone rings unexpectedly and you have to contend with an entire conversation that you hadn't planned for. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF bipolarbarbieq.com Literally the scariest object in your whole house. 4. Starting at a new school or job and being asked to provide a fun fact about yourself as an icebreaker. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Focus Features / Via theapricity.com 5. The paradox of wanting to find someone to date but being way too terrified to actually approach anyone you see. reddit.com 6. Online dating is just as nerve-racking and frustrating because you never feel comfortable reaching out to anyone. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Brothers / Via giphy.com And the prospect of actually meeting up in real life? *dies* 7. When your roommate invites their friends over without telling you first. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nickelodeon / Via taliagifcollection.tumblr.com Oh god, strangers. 8. Trying to check if your roommate's guests have left yet without anyone noticing you. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF i.imgur.com / Via reddit.com Ugh, if they see you then you have to actually come out and interact with them. 9. When your one friend at the party goes to the bathroom and you don't know what else to do besides fiddle with your phone. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF TLC / Via whathefit.tumblr.com 10. Or you're expected to make small talk with the stranger you just met. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF thatshowifeelwhen.tumblr.com "So...um..." 11. The terror of being asked to give a presentation at work or in class. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The Lonely Island / Via youtube.com "My presentation is on—" *throws up from fear* 12. When the only contact information you have for someone is a phone number, so you're forced to call. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF E4 / Via psy-rph.tumblr.com 13. When the Wi-Fi password isn't posted at a coffee shop so you have to go up and ask for it yourself. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com 14. Literally everything about job interviews. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via imgur.com I'll just be unemployed forever, I guess. 15. When you go up to the cashier at the supermarket and they start asking you questions. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney Channel / Via gravityfalls.wikia.com$6.18.gif I don't care if you give me paper or plastic, just please let me stare at the ground in silence. 16. When your hairstylist attempts to make small talk. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Brothers / Via youtube.com 17. The terror that happens when your boss asks you to come into his or her office "to chat." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via guyism.com 18. When your friend invites you out to meet up with some of his or her friends from work. NBC / Via tumblr.mlarson.org What if we take out the "friends from work" part of this plan? 19. Arriving late to a party and being way too overwhelmed by the sight of all the people there already. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via ismylifeasitcom.tumblr.com 20. When the salesperson at a clothing store asks if you need any help. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com "No, I'm just browsing" really means "You could help, but I'm too afraid to interact with you." 21. When your favorite song comes on and you want to dance, but feel really awkward about it. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ronstoppableismypatronus.tumblr.com Anything more than a little shuffle requires a whole bunch of alcohol. 22. Pushing your way up to the bar, but then freezing up when the bartender asks you what you want. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via rubydarko.tumblr.com 23. Being assigned a group project and trying to maintain your composure. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Lifetime / Via crushable.com 24. When you're invited to happy hour but spend the whole time nursing your drink so you don't have to actually talk with anyone. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via brightestyoungthings.com 25. When your friend throws a birthday party and you have to go even though you don't really want to. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BBC / Via bethrmurray.tumblr.com Happy birthday. I'll be over on that chair in the corner. 26. When there's no open table at a coffee shop but you're too nervous to ask anyone if you can join them. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF VH1 / Via awesomelyluvvie.com Because you just know that they don't really want you there. 27. And when someone who doesn't know you very well asks why you're always so quiet. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF MTV / Via pelfer.tumblr.com JUST LET ME BE SHY.