Behind The Awkwardness: Run For The Border

May 19th, 2011

Behind The Awkwardness: Run For The Border - Uncles, Aunts, & Cousins

“This is a shot of my husband and I leaving our wedding reception and heading to Mexico for our honeymoon. My very inebriated Uncle Dale walked up as we were leaving, tapped on my new husband’s window, and yelled out ‘If y’all go to Taco Bell, bring me back a taco!’ Unfortunately, we missed out on getting a shot of him dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in the courtyard by himself…”

(submitted by Jamie)

79 Responses to “Behind The Awkwardness: Run For The Border”

  1. Dawg Jones says:

    I love the crazed looks on their faces:

    “We’re finally getting out of here…oh crap! UNCLE DALE’S COMIN, HIT THE GAS!!

    I haven’t laughed that hard in a while.

  2. Hannah says:

    Did you ever get him his dadgum taco?! : )

  3. M says:

    i’m glad it came with an explanation, i was curious.

  4. adie says:


  5. Alekx says:


    If this was a movie, Uncle Dale would be played by Zach Galifianakis.
    Too perfect.

  6. Victoria says:

    So, did Uncle Dale get his taco? C’mon! Inquiring minds want to know.

  7. norm says:

    Hm, not feeling this one.

  8. chiefscribe says:

    Get the impression Uncle Dale is stupid even when he’s not “very inebriated.”

  9. special k says:

    the story is behind the photo is awkward. the photo itself… not so much.

    • ohmy says:

      I agree. Without the story, there is nothing awkward about this at all. Awkward photos can stand alone. Now, if you could have submitted an “awkward” video, that would have been a different story.

  10. Renee says:

    I love the bride and groom’s facial expressions! The bride is all like ‘What’s he saying?’ haha

  11. ValC says:

    Love the cigarette and blue jeans, classy! Reminds me of a wedding I attended some years ago where one of the bride’s family members sat up front in a lawn chair while drinking a Yoohoo and smoking a cigarette. True story.

  12. mrs5180 says:

    I must admit, whenever I first look at this photo, it appears that the vehicle part of the photo has been photshopped with the filter that makes an object look wrapped in plastic——something about the white silly string (or whatever that is on the car) is messing with my eyes

    does anyone else see that?

  13. Erin says:

    Does anyone else reading Uncle Dale’s comment imagine it being said by Larry the Cable Guy?

  14. meri says:

    Jamie, you could have won the wedding photo contest a while back. This photo and caption is excellent in every way! Great laugh!

  15. NightOwl says:

    Looks like hubby’s getting ready to swing the wheel hard to the left, and run over Uncle Dale’s foot.

  16. lizzie says:

    Looks like a flock of eagles flew overhead.

  17. Trench says:

    Nice to see Uncle Dale dressed up, too — in his oversized stupid shirt and jeans.

  18. mandy says:

    I HATE grammar police. Please find something worthy of bitching about besides grammar. You do realize there are children starving to death every day right?

  19. Dan says:

    I feel better about my family now.

  20. Hello in NC says:

    Don’t you mean, “…my husband and ME…”? Yes, you do. I cringe every time I read or hear that particular grammatical error. That’s the most awkward part of the whole thing.

  21. Ellie says:

    Awesome wedding story!

  22. Linda says:

    the expression on the husband’s face says, “what the heck did i marry into?”

  23. BadMoFo13 says:

    The newlyweds’ shared expression speaks volumes…it’s the look of pure, unadulterated awkwardness.

  24. Mandie says:

    The looks on the couple’s face= priceless! LOL! Thanks for the great story and a good laugh today! 😀

  25. junebug says:

    A couple of guys at my wedding thought it was appropriate to write “JUST DO IT” and “SCHWING!!” in very large letters all over our car windows. The funniest part – my poor mother got to drive it home the next day from our hotel parking lot after we left for the honeymoon.

  26. Bri says:

    Now that’s thinking outside the bun!

  27. Babs says:

    That is awesome! I loved it.

  28. steve says:

    I tend to think I am ‘that uncle’ in my family…

  29. Bookworm says:

    What would Uncle Dale have said if they were going to France, I wonder. “Y’all bring me back some french fries!”

  30. mrs5180 says:

    Ahhhhh memories…..
    We will enjoy them……….

  31. Ginger says:

    I agree. Everyone has an Uncle Dale. If you say you don’t, you’re lying! Mine is actually Uncle “B-Boy”. It’s not a party unless Uncle B-Boy gets taken away in handcuffs.

  32. Grammar Police says:

    Oops! That should be “This is a shot of my husband and ME leaving our wedding reception…”

    • Al says:

      My husband and I is the proper way to say it, sorry pal.

      • hushupp says:

        No, Al–

        “This is a shot of my husband.”

        “This is a shot of me.” (You wouldn’t say, “This is a shot of I” would you?)

        To combine the two statements correctly, one says, “This is a shot of my husband and me.”

        • Lori says:

          The trick is to remove the other person’s name … if “I” or “me” sounds correct then that’s what you use, then of course put the other person’s name back in.

          John and I are going to the store.
          I am going to the store.

          This is a shot of my husband and me leaving our wedding.
          This is a shot of me leaving our wedding.

          • hushupp says:

            I just said that, lol.

          • CB says:

            I wish I knew more about grammar, so I like learning these lessons. This is something I never knew how to say properly (when to say what). I didn’t know about that little trick, now I do! Thanks, grammar police! 🙂

        • linda says:

          although there is no need to bring it up here, grammar police is correct. if 10 people learn this from this website, the world will be a better place. the test is to take “my husband” (or whoever) out of the sentence and see whether you would say i or me without that person in the sentence with you. example: “this is a shot of I” or “this is a shot of me”. then put THAT pronoun into you sentence. so, for another example if you were to say my husband and i are going to the movies, that would be correct. because the sentence without your husband in it would be “i am going to the movies” instead of “me is going to the movies.” and, finally, if we want to criticize me, we can criticize do so — for not capitalizing the first word of each sentence. which i do not do on blogs or emails or other informal place because i can type faster if i don’t.

          • meri says:


          • DeeDeeDeeDee says:

            Mmmmmm the “world would be a better place” if we all had better grammatical skills? And here’s me thinking kindness, love and compassion would make this world a better place! Now I know all the world needs is for people to be able to speak properly when being so mean to each other to make it all so much better! Thanks linda with a lower case L for pointing this out.

    • Jamie says:

      You’re correct. It is supposed to be “my husband and me.” Sorry about that!

      • WhoopsADaizy says:

        Jamie, correct or not, you don’t need to apologize! 🙂

        • Dilz says:

          Uh, it IS “my husband and I”. Where did you all go to school? Uganda?

          • Karla says:


          • joyce says:

            Sorry but, it’s “me”. the sentence is ” this is a shot OF my husband and me.” The word “of” is a preposition and husband and me are objects of the preposition which are always in the objective case. “I” is subjective, “me” is objective.

            The term for this kind of mistake is called hypercorrection.

            Whatever the case may be , this is a funny picture and thanks to Jamie for sharing.

  33. notasoccermom says:

    Everyone has an Uncle Dale…haha

  34. Mike says:

    I see Uncle Dale got all dressed up for the occasion.

  35. rachel says:

    This photo would not be complete without the caption under it. I am crying with laughter here. LOL We ALL need an uncle like that LOL

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