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20 Moments That Don't Feel As Good As They're Supposed To

Sometimes life experiences just don't measure up to the hype

20 Moments That Don't Feel As Good As They're Supposed To

1 |Having your hair washed and massaged by a 16-year-old work experience girl before having it cut. Tense.

2 | 'Relaxation' music played during a massage. Tense and distracting.

3 | Giving someone else a massage. Admit it, you don't know what you're doing.

4 | Breakfast in bed. There's the crumbs, the lack of purchase and the question of where to put your orange juice.

5 | Rooftop bars or restaurants in England. Blustery.

6 | Going to watch your mate run the marathon. Early.

7 | A karaoke duet. There are no winners here.

8 | The first-class carriage. Isn't this just how trains should be all the time?

9 | Beanbags.

10 | Taking the paper to the work toilet. Yes, people do notice.

11 | Freestanding baths in hotel bedrooms.

12 | Water cooler chat about last night's TV. It's getting hard to find a new angle on Game of Thrones.

13 | Oysters. Surely the greatest PR scam of them all.

14 | Sickies from work. Daytime TV isn't what it was.

15 | Reading the Sunday papers on a leather sofa in a gastro pub. You're too self-conscious to actually read anything.

16 | A second frame of bowling. By rack 3, you're just going through the motions.

17 | Letting another driver in when you're not in any rush. You'll end up getting caught at the lights.

18 | The best man's speech.

19 | Golf driving ranges. A haven of quiet despair for men who don't want to go home.

20 | Adventurous ordering in a restaurant. You should have just got the steak.


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