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The List | Things That Don't Feel As Good As They're Supposed To

The List | Things That Don't Feel As Good As They're Supposed To

Some things just don't live up to their reputation. Here's a few examples: 

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

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

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

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

Going to watch your mate run the marathon.

A karaoke duet. There are no winners here.

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

Slumdog Millionaire.

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

Freestanding baths in hotel bedrooms.

Water cooler chat about last night's TV. It's getting hard to find a new angle on The Apprentice.

Oysters. Surely the greatest PR scam of them all.

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

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

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

Letting another driver in when you're not in any rush.

The best man's speech.

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

Jump around, by House of Pain.

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

Beanbags.

 

Words by Will Hersey