Awkward Family Story: The Ornament

July 13th, 2009

For Christmas my moms entire side of the family gets together. One Christmas when the family was exchanging gifts, my great aunt came over to thank me for the ornament I gave her. She said thank you then took a second look at me and my cousin sitting next to me and told us we’d make a cute couple. No one really knew what to say. Awkward.

(submitted by Rachel)

44 Responses to “Awkward Family Story: The Ornament”

  1. Alli says:

    My grandpa has said that to me and my cousin too, always in front of the entire family. Everyone just pauses in awkward silence and hopes he’s just drunk and not actually meaning that.

  2. Vickie says:

    Hahahahaha! Sounds like auntie might be going a bit senile. LOVE THE STORIES!

  3. Mandie says:

    thats the best story on here! haha!!

  4. yum says:

    is there an option to skip the stories? really not amusing at all

  5. Demelza says:

    Keep the stories, pleeease. They add another great dimension to this.

  6. Alekx says:

    This is so “Arrested Development”.
    Love it.

  7. Pete says:

    Hmmmmm, sounds like another case of not enough branches on the family tree.

  8. Compound bow says:

    Keep it in the family!!!!!

  9. emm says:

    awkward would be the ensuing family reunions.

  10. bc says:

    I recently attended my cousins debutante ball with a group of various family members, aunts, uncles and cousins, and my mom said more than once my cousin R. and i would make a good couple. 😛

  11. Cat says:

    for the love of all that is holy please stop posting these lame, poorly-composed stories.

  12. Awkward says:

    Sounds like your family tree is a family wreath.

  13. Bill says:

    Some people just need to understand what it was like in the “good ole days” which is why some family trees don’t branch out much.

  14. lexi278 says:


  15. hahahaha how awkward! this makes me happy i have a small family…

  16. Erin says:

    Well, George Michael and Mae Bea WOULD have made a cute couple; perhaps auntie is onto something.

  17. WVBOBW says:

    Nothing awkward about that in my state (West-by-gawd-Virginia) where the graduating class of a high school has been known to have 62 family members out of 65 students.

  18. Knight of Cydonia says:

    At a family reunion, a distant relative told my sister she should meet her grandson…

  19. djspleen says:

    Yep, that’s an awkward one alright!

  20. Dancin' Homer says:

    Auntie had a little too much egg nog!

  21. lexi says:

    LOL! that sounds right out of arrested development. (In case you don’t know the reference George Michael, get a crush on his cousin Mae Bea, and there are a lot of joke references on how they should get together. – not all by George Michael himself.)

  22. What in the World? says:

    Okay – that was awkward. LoL!

  23. awesome says:

    No one can refute the awkwardness of this story.

  24. Ingrid says:

    Yes, now THIS is an awkward family story!

  25. lurker says:

    Love the photos on this site, but really – the stories add nothing as far as I can see. My vote is to stick with the pics!!

  26. laurie says:

    They might make a cute couple, but their kids would be the true wonders of the family.

  27. Elizabeth says:

    kissing cousins?

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