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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 used to be in a cover band
and we did Working Men's Clubs and whatnot. We had a monthly residency at the local Socialist Club, which was full of sweet old ladies and chain-smoking granddads. In between songs like 'Summer of 69' and 'Great Balls of Fire' I used to tell vaguely risque jokes, which always went down well. Until I told this one.

Paul McCartney: Kids, I've got some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first?

Kids: The bad news.

PM: Kids, your mum's died.

Kids: Oh no! What's the good news?

PM: Fucking steak for tea.

The tumbleweed blew across the stage. We lost the residency.
(, Thu 21 Oct 2004, 13:54, Reply)

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