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Why I Hate Losing (But I'm a Very Graceful Winner! )

Why I am so good at winning. Tantrums with bicycles and tennis rackets. No tips from non-professionals, thanks.

I'm not good at losing.

Doesn't matter the activity — Mahjong, tennis, Words with Friends...

I sigh, pout, complain. I actually don't mind the other person winning. I just hate not being able to do something well.  

I also don't like people trying to teach me, unless they are a paid professional.

This is why I never learned to ride a bike. When I was young, my father would take me (for prob five years in a row) to Woodmere Bicycle. I would pick out a new bike, new banana seat, ribbons for the handles, basket, etc... Then we would go home to the cul de sac where he would pretty much just stand there and watch me while I had no idea what to do and he would yell out (unhelpful) comments until I threw the bike down, had a tantrum and ran inside and locked my door.

Yeah, so after a few years of this we were done. When I started dating my husband (I was 22) he couldn't believe I didn't know how to ride and decided he would teach me. That lasted about all of 20 minutes until I felt ridiculous, threw down the bike, got into my car and left.  

Same with tennis. I'm not terrible. Well, sometimes I'm not terrible. I used to play a lot in high school. I had a boyfriend who was a great athlete, but I did not want tips from him either. There was an incident of a thrown tennis racket. At his head. I'm not kidding. Sorry SF. Not sorry.  Oh and I also can't keep score.

I am however EXCELLENT at WINNING!!!

I gloat. Post pics of winning boards and hands on Facebook. It makes me very very very happy.

Why not??? It's all in fun!

Really.

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