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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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So a few weeks ago, I was in class and two volunteers are asked for and, being a cocky little shite who believes she can do anything, I put my hand up - they laugh. and then write my name down. Without telling me anything. at all.

Turns out, I have just voluntered to dance behind a horse-drawn stagecoach at the Lord Mayors show in like three weeks, with only two rehearsals, one of these being on the morning of the actual procession...

To make matters worse, my wonderful old mother was phoned up to ask for my shirt size and, being blisfully ignorant and still remembering me when I was 12, orders a small one.... Also, I'm going to be the oldest person there, with a bunch of kiddies, in a shirt that's too small and to make matters even worse I can't dance, have no co-ordination and do not know my left from my right....

I'm planning to get thouroughly drunk beforehand so I don't remember the experience...
(, Thu 21 Oct 2004, 20:48, Reply)

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