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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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My Struggle
Due to various complications at birth, I am completely unable to sing. I got sacked by my ex-school choir, and I regularly get mocked at music college for my lack of vocal talent.

It came as a shock, when at the age of 15, I was asked to audition for the lead role in a school musical. I auditioned, and was surprisingly successful in my endeavours. Sadly, when it came to the performances (which most of the town had come out to watch) I got nervous. My usual sub-par singing voice ended up sounding like mating warthogs - the audience weren't particularly appreciative.

Even to this day, almost 5 years on - I still can't understand why I was picked for the part.

This incident was hugely detrimental to my sex life.
(, Thu 21 Oct 2004, 13:47, Reply)

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