AHA! I discovered an advantage to being frustrated, confused and overwhelmed! When I'm not stressed out about schoolwork, that's when I start getting real socially awkward. It doesn't help that I can't see five feet in front of my face and can't recognize people until they've almost already passed me in the hall. (Note to Mom: Not literally true. Don't worry! I'll get my eyes checked.) So, "if you don't know me, then pardon my shyness."