Paid PostPosted on Aug 31, 2017All Awkward People Know They Do These 12 Things When They Meet OthersTurn awkward meetings into Fresh Connections with Mentos Gum.by MentosBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Mistakenly thinking they're waving at you and not the person next to you. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF talkingaboutsoul / Via talkingaboutsoul.tumblr.com 2. Mistaking their handshake for a hug. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF kartanesi5 / Via kartanesi5.tumblr.com 3. Holding that hug for just a liiittle too long. Soubrette / Getty Images 4. Saying, "Good. How are you?" after they responded, "Good. How are you?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Complex / Via usedpimpa.tumblr.com 5. Rambling about how you're doing as if they already want to know about the drama in your life. Innovatedcaptures / Getty Images 6. Asking where they're from and thinking of people you might know from their hometown. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Rede Globo / Via soletstalkabout.com 7. Saying, "What?" even though you could hear them. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Television / Via yourturnsportasnore.tumblr.com 8. Not saying, "What?" when you definitely couldn't hear them. Delihayat / Getty Images 9. Laughing because you couldn't understand what they said and assumed it was a joke. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Hanna-Barbera Productions / Via randar.com 10. Being super wrong about assuming what they said was a joke. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Television / Via friendsthetvshow.tumblr.com 11. Forgetting that you already posed the question and asking them where they're from again. Olga Zaretskaya / Getty Images 12. Not being able to think of anything to talk about and asking them something too personal like how old they are or what their SSN is. Katarzynabialasiewicz / Getty Images While it’s hard to avoid being awkward when meeting a new person, Mentos Gum makes it easy to make a Fresh Connection.