When in an awkward situation, go into akward tent postion. From there lock fingers together and let you hands fall from your head into a vague basket shape near your abdomine. You can swing the basket now while saying "good story basket, tell me a tale" after this it is best to make up a great story to distract who ever else is witnessing the awkward situation. Thus, making everything better.
You're standing with a group of friends, then suddenly one drops dead. Normally this would be awkward, fortunetly you know about the good story basket. You then proceed to make the basket, then tell a tale about pirates, distracting everyone from the dead friend.