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Fifty things worse than a rejection

Hey everyone!

How is the week treating you?

I’m in a chaotic and stressful week: it’s the last week of the NaNoWriMo challenge, and I’m about to win it this year… Very exciting, but also slightly terrifying to think I’ll have written 50,000 words for a novel!

Anyway, I was having a conversation with one of my best friends on whatsapp earlier, and we talked about approaching people we find attractive, and how difficult it is… Some of you that know me personally will realise this is a topic I’m focused on these days!

It’s amazing the amount of barriers we build ourselves! We fail at it even before we try it! Many people have different ways of flirting, from a “how ya doin’?” to a whole range of elaborate strategies and techniques…

However, no matter what your style is, chances are at some point or another you’ve been rejected (if you haven’t, great! but let me tell you, you’re about to…) It might have been ok, or it might have been devastating… Truth is if you put yourself out there, you put yourself at risk, so rejection might happen.

Still, life goes on and all that, and someone attractive comes along, and you think of trying again… So hey, it’s not such a big deal, is it? But something inside might say: don’t, what if they don’t like you and they reject you?

Scary words… Especially coming from within your own self.

We tend to blow things out of proportion in our minds, and for that reason, during this conversation, I told my friend I had started compiling a list, just to put some perspective back into the game.

Before I realised it, she was contributed to the list with her own suggestions!

Some of them are serious, some of them are very funny…

Things Worse Than A Rejection
  1. Illness
  2. Losing your home
  3. Losing your job
  4. Losing an arm
  5. Losing a close relative
  6. Paper cut
  7. Getting lost in the bad part of town
  8. Spiders
  9. Getting blind
  10. Poor children in Africa
  11. Fighting with your best friend
  12. Zombies
  13. Burning yourself with frying oil
  14. Chopping onions
  15. Having no money at the beginning of the month
  16. Smelly feet
  17. Hangovers
  18. Bad wine
  19. Bad breath
  20. Migraines
  21. Painful periods
  22. Missing the last train
  23. (Other people’s) Farts
  24. Cucumbers
  25. Smell of rotten
  26. Finding there’s no hot water… too late
  27. Gastroenteritis
  28. Sleazy perverts in a bar
  29. A bad kiss
  30. Bad sex
  31. Flu
  32. Trying to cut a steak with a blunt knife
  33. Falling off your snowboard
  34. Falling off a chairlift
  35. Going out of the toilets with your skirt tucked in your tights
  36. Having a red stain on your white trousers
  37. Feeling sick at work
  38. Sex with a sumo fighter
  39. Eating a scorpion
  40. Sand in your bikini
  41. Finding the perfect pair of shoes… just not in your size
  42. Walking barefoot on stones
  43. Stepping on a lego
  44. Gangnam Style
  45. Gordon Brown in Speedos
  46. Comb overs
  47. Fake tan
  48. Duck faces
  49. Camel toes
  50. Hitting your little toe with the coffee table’s leg

See? There are plenty of things that can be worse than a rejection, so next time you want something, be it asking that great guy/girl out, or talk to your boss about a pay rise you want, or anything similar, think about all the things in this list, and go for it!

What are your things worse than a rejection?

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