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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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you lot are way too technical
I have been separated from my ex for 6 years,and live in a diffeent county. But I maintain a healthy distance relationship with my daughter (now 8)and am roped in for Parents' evenings, family barbecues etc.

However, at my daughter's 7th birthday (and the fad these days is to throw a special 'venue' based party, we decided to go cheap and pick on a bowling alley that organised kids parties in the local environs in old Cornwall. Fuck me, if the bowling lanes didn't pack up with their mechatronics about 3 minutes before 12x7 year old kids were due to have 'the wildest time of their lives' (theme park promo guff) and the entertainment for 45 minutes, before 12x7 year olds was....me.

Start off telling the limited repertoire of clean jokes safe for the under 15s that I know... that is good for 1.25 minutes....no lamp so I can't improvise animal shadow projecting.... they are under 18 so I can't organise a knockout drinking contest.... the best I could manage was a competetive Jenga contest by dividing them into two teams... and for some bizarre reason it worked. Much hail to the child-carers around the globe. They know what I do not.
(, Thu 14 Oct 2004, 23:44, Reply)

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