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How to fail

Meet Rob Mientjes, Professional Failure. Okay, not really. Nope. I wish it were, but I failed at that career.

It is nothing to be proud of, I know, but once realised, there is no simple way around it. Yesterday, at a concert, I misclapped twice. What that means is that I tried to applaud, but failed. The moment where my hands are supposed to collide and produce a noise, that moment, I messed it up. I failed at applause.

A week ago, I was drinking warm chocolate milk, which I had prepared myself successfully. Laid back in my chair, however, proved to be a tremendously stupid position to drink this. I nearly choked on my chocolate milk. I failed to drink chocolate milk successfully, another stunning failure.

Summing up failure can be a confronting activity. I am rather certain that this is, however, an activity you can fail at quite well. This is no complete list.

Sometimes, I also fail at speaking the truth. Some people call this lying. I call it storytelling. Welcome, dear reader. What is your favourite failure, and why?

4 comments

  1. Epic fail!

  2. Hahaha!

    I’m pretty impressed you managed to get the cheering part wrong, considering the number of attempts you’re able to make :>

    Personally, I fail in bringing all the necessary equipment to the gym, resulting in me going commando back home, or using the fresh t-shirt for a towel... Pretty damn stupid, but true

  3. What about taking a 2 hour drive to bring something to a family member and at 1 hour and 59 minutes finding out you forgot to bring it along.

    Failing is a good process right? You learn something.

  4. I am weary of failure, I avoid it constantly like a ugly girl, except every now and then I get a little horny

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