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As a schoolkid, I signed up for a public speaking contest purely as a ruse to meet girls. It haunts me still: in front of 300 people, I started to speak, dried up, stood there for what felt like half an hour staring at the floor and then slowly walked back to my seat. Oh, and the girl I liked laughed.

Have you ever been utterly, completely, devastatingly out of your depth?

(, Thu 14 Oct 2004, 15:07)
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Heart full, mind empty
In middle school, I entered the Chorus, more to get out of gym than anything. The GOOD singers were put into a smaller group called "Mixed Chorus". Needless to say, I wasn't in that rarified group. So why (O Gaawwwd WHY?) during our 1st public exhibition, did I shamble out of my place when the teacher called, "Mixed Chorus will now perform." Five, maybe six minutes of standing w/ the Mixed group, in front of parents, in dead silence, wondering when we were going to sing; then a still small voice besides me said, "Colin, you're not in Mixed Chorus." Sudden realization. Stumbled out the door and walked home. Still have nightmares, except now I'm naked.
(, Thu 14 Oct 2004, 19:25, Reply)

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