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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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Yay Abstinence
I went to a Catholic school, where we never really learned about sex - but abstinence was heavily lectured upon.

One day, the school held a guest speaker assembly in the auditorium. Towards the end, the female speaker came up with a really sickening rhyme about "Say no to sex," and received a lot of applause. I made a rude comment about it, which was overheard by a strict teacher.

Anyhow, this teacher insisted that - to make up for my rudeness - I ask a question during the speaker's Q&A session, right then and there. So I stood up, and didn't know quite what to say.

"Is it okay to have... you know, sex... if you don't want babies? ...But are married?" I asked, the first thing I could think of.

She laughed at me, and said, "What, do you plan on doing it twice during your whole life?"

I was out of my depth, and so I said, "I guess."

The whole high school laughed, and never forgot it. I never got laid for years after that.
(, Wed 20 Oct 2004, 19:54, Reply)

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