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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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I was never good at French
Mock speaking exam, one and a half minutes of hell, no revision and a vocabluary consisting of "voiture" and "la". Walk in, sit down opposite the teacher, and proceed to mime "what do you want me to say?! I dont speak French?!!" to her, she was less than impressed, she turns on the tape and says something in French and then stares at me. I sit back, pretending not to be so scared and realise my doom, trying to avoid her evil gaze I look past her and notice a friends hand writing on a piece of paper taped to the wall: "IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY THEN READ THIS OUT, BUT MIX UP THE PHRASES SO WE DONT GET CAUGHT". I love that girl, she had written out about 4 minutes of perfect French for us all to reel off. Better than that, it was spelled phoenetically!
Only out of my depth for about 30 seconds of perspiration and heavy breathing. Bitch didnt do it for the real thing though.
Still got a C.
As always, apologies for length.
(, Sat 16 Oct 2004, 17:20, Reply)

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