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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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now I'm not actually stupid but..
In college I did nothing but mess about with my mates. The pinnacle of me doing nothing was the final Maths exam. My paper literally had 'x=' written at the top and absolutely nothing else. I bloody well sat there for the whole time though, which is even sadder as I was trying. I'm much smarter now though, promise.

Oh yeah I used to studder worse than Ronnie Barker on Open all hours. So the most dreaded moment is the regular reading out loud in class moments. Fuck that sucked, cruel bastards. Funny thing was once I'd had enough of taking ages to get through a sentence and said 'look do I have to do this, it's pointless' in perfect non-stutter speak. See I stopped stuttering the moment I truly stopped caring about anything, which works to this day.

Ballroom dancing + ultra geek with glasses + braces + bowl cut + stutter * making the girls choose the guys = Remaining girls refusing to pick from the last of the boys which was always me and small group of outcasts. Once I walked out after numerous minutes of agonising inevitability as the other boys got picked one by one and had to write a page on why I did it. I let them have it in writing. I'm mean ballroom fucking dancing for 12 year olds? are they mad?
(, Fri 15 Oct 2004, 8:18, Reply)

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