Why Skype Chats Are Never Not Awkward

It's not the choppy connectivity, it's not that your webcam is a blurry mess, it's not that you keep mispronouncing "mauve." The reason your Skype conversation is so awkward? We'd all rather look at ourselves than talk to someone else.

And you know what? You have every right, you handsome devil. I wish we could all just be honest about it instead of constantly worrying that a gremlin is darting in and out of the frame in the corner behind us. [The Doghouse Diaries]