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The Awkward Human Survival Guide answers the uncomfortable questions everyone encounters on an unfortunately regular basis and talks to people around the world who embrace the stranger side of life.

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Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.

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199: Harashment

February 18, 2018 at 12:00PM • 60 minutes • Wiki Entry

This awkward week we're talking about the true cost of iPhone repair, special coffee flavors, and a loud gum-chewing coworker—with special guest Sam DeSurra. Next week: Darren returns for the 200th Awkward Human Anniversary Special!

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  • Ryan writes: "Your guest on Episode 193: Milk Grandma sounds exactly like the Tinder Podcast host. Is this indeed the same person, or a vocal doppelganger?"
  • Charlie's Mother writes: "I had the sweetest boy in the world, he was my joy in life, a happy, playful child. Puberty hit and he is a very different boy. Two choice words come to mind: nerd and slut. He works at a computer store where he spends all his time because he is xing phone screens in exchange for sex. He has acquired a reputation already and I don’t need to tell you this is a frightening moment for a mother. You are all strange individuals, no offense intended. I want to know what you think of my son’s behavior."
  • Gabe writes: "Aloha coworkers, you are my only hope! Anyone else will de nitely think I am a crazy insane person. Someone at work is almost for sure peeing in the coffee and I don’t know what to do. I can smell it so much. I have seen the coffee pot disappear for 10 minutes at least more than 4 times. I tried to catch it returning full of coffee and pee but I think the crook is very careful because he (let’s be honest it’s a he) never shows up if someone is in there. I have asked coworkers if they think the coffee smells or tastes funny but they just say its of ce coffee. What do I even do about this?"
  • Alex writes: "Dear Awkward Humans, First of all, I'd just like to say that this is my favorite podcast ever and it always brightens up my day whenever I listen to it! As an awkward human myself, I love how you all embrace the awkwardness of everyday life. I am still relatively new to the podcast and started from Episode 1, and I'm so glad that there are so many episodes left to catch up on. Here is my question for the show: My coworker who sits next to me chews gum audibly every day, and it makes me want to punch her in the face. It's not that it's SUPER loud, but the way she chews sounds really moist and saliva- lled, and it bothers the heck out of me. It also bothers me that she talks to herself. Am I just a horrible person? How can I tell her to stop her loud gum chewing in a nice way or how can I stop being bothered by her harmless personal habits? Thanks, Alex"