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Tell us your biggest successes and most embarrassing failures. Not that we're after new chat-up lines, or anything.

(, Thu 10 Dec 2009, 11:36)
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This is the first time since I’ve joined where I could actually have a best of. BEFORE YOU GET ALL ANGRY I AM NOT SAYING THIS IS A BEST OF, HENCE THE SENTENCE AT THE END OF THIS PARAGRAPH. I am no stranger to the bizarre chat up. I think this is because I have red hair and most people think it's strange that they might want to chat me up. I’ve left it to the last minute so I'm going to go with the housemate.
This is a cautionary tale, not a hilarious anecdote.

The housemate was Rich. That is his actual name, if he did read this, he’d know it was him anyway.

At the time I was living in a big house with 5 girls and 25 boys (good odds I know). When I first met Rich he was going through a stage of almost constantly holding hands with a girl who was going out with the nearest thing to a jock this side of the Atlantic (if you've heard of Leeds Carnegie, you know). This was obviously much fun for whoever was around them and finished pretty quickly. No doubt for the aforementioned reason of her boyfriend being a sportsman and Rich being - a cyclist.

He was relentless and rubbish. The first time I can remember him trying it on with me was when I had my then boyfriend round – we’d been shut inside my room for about 48 hours by this time when a letter arrives underneath my door. A love letter. Well almost, a 2 page letter about how amazing I was (He was one of those kind of guys) and if he was a better person he’d be in love me but he wasn’t . The next time I can remember was walking home after a nightclub and him telling me that I was ‘the third greatest girl’ he’d ever met.

It might have been a bit much to get offended by this – I was an often pissed up 17 year old who figured that if your housemate was going to be constantly trying it on with you, he could at least try not to be diplomatic about it. He ended up falling out with me in our second year of living together because he felt I spent to much time with one of our female housemates. So an awkward few months living in a 6 bedroom house where there were enough romantic links for it to be like Friends would have been if it was real.

In summary: if you're asking someone out, go all out.
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 11:01, 22 replies)

5 people to a room? Fucking hell. It's like summat out of a dickens novel, minus the social commentary and, I imagine, the witty light hearted banter.
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 11:14, closed)
it all sounds very 'Australians living in Earl's Court' to me.

(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 9:20, closed)
You could have a best of
if only your stories were interesting, funny and well written
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 11:16, closed)
Ha ha my thoughts exactly, but I feel that I haven't been around long enough to post stuff like that. But soon... Oh yes, soon.
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 11:30, closed)

"my thoughts exactly, but I feel that I haven't been around long enough to post stuff like that."

that is rather sad, even sadder than i feel about being rejected by the internet
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 13:21, closed)
don't listen to Vipros, he's a smug cunt,
I like the guy but I know it to be true.
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 21:06, closed)
wait, what?
you like me?

Christmas comes early!
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 12:12, closed)
come on Monders, carpe diem, dear boy....

(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 9:21, closed)
Yeah, that's a winning story right there...
(whoops, sarcasm detector just exploded)
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 11:40, closed)
I think this is all kinda mean.
If not true.

(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 11:46, closed)

Hmm reading it back I can kind of get why you're all being arseholes - I didn't mean this was a winning story. There's no need to be dicks about it though this site is clearly not made for the most confident of people and that was suprisingly unsettling.
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 13:32, closed)
you forget...
you forget that the internet, and the denizens of B3ta especially, are a bunch of elitist cunts.

I'm afraid you story wasn't the most powerful or best written here, but an interesting read none the less. Unfortunatly by posting here you are faced with a wall of humourless, ignorant and unplesant retards who'll criticise anyone who isn't 'in the gang' as it were.

Don't take it too personally.
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 17:43, closed)
In the gang?
Fuck that. Your last sentence was the most sensible thing you said. We read stories on here and comment on them. Someone's opinion on the internet might be different from yours. Unless someone is genuinely ripping shit out of you, you should read each post as if it were whimsical, including this one you elitist cunt.
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 21:32, closed)
You wanna be in my gang?
My gang? My gang?

You wanna be in my gang!? OH YEAH!

(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 8:43, closed)
*fiddles with kiddies*

(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 9:14, closed)
this site is made for people with an odd sense of humour
how confident and sensitive they are is completely irrelevant.

Your story was interesting, certainly not the worst written, and at least it was a story. I was making a comment about the way you had started the post, although with your edit and a further inspection I see I missed the mark slightly.

However, it goes to highlight again the over-sensitivity of some, particularly on behalf of others.

Unpleasant cunts a lot of us may be and elitest possibly. Humourless, ignorant and retarded is far from the truth.

As for saying that criticism is directed at those only outside "the gang", that is a load of bollocks. Everyone gets the same stuff. It's rarely serious, or meant with any malice.
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 20:08, closed)
Those who bandy the elitist tag about are those who are afraid or cannot be bothered to join in.
And young lady, If you cannot put up with a bit of ribbing then you're in the wrong place.
(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 20:29, closed)
What BGB said

(, Tue 15 Dec 2009, 22:00, closed)
Ha ha,
"ribbing" lolz.

Indeed, this site is essentially a shooting range where everyone is a target. If you like harmless 'beige' posts, try MLIA
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 8:42, closed)
I'll have you know, you varlet, that not only am I an unpleasant, elitist cunt, but I am also most certainly humourless, ignorant AND retarded.

Just because you aren't capable of scaling these dizzy heights, doesn't mean there aren't other, superior beings with these attributes. I'm like an Operating Thetan in Scientology - an Operating B3tan, if you will.

And, moreover, I mean this seriously - and with oodles of malice.
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 9:19, closed)
This gets my vote for reply of the week.
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 10:07, closed)
Whats you OT level?
From 1 to 8?
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 11:15, closed)

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