Today’s failure happened in the early hours of the morning, like all the most interesting failures do.
At about 1:00 a.m., I hand my sister my phone. On it, a word search app game was activated. For this app, you are timed on how quickly you can complete the word search. When I handed my sister my phone, I said, “Here, see if you can beat this.”
That was a mistake.
My sister then proceeded to work for at least an hour trying to beat my record. She succeeded, and shaved about 4 seconds off of my number one time. I was passed the phone.
Now, while I was good and tried my very best to make minimal noise while my sister was trying to beat my record, she was a brat when I was trying to regain my title.
My attempt at beating the record went something like this:
Sister: I beat it!
Me: You are a butt of the biggest degree. *takes phone, begins word search*
Sister: *maniacally laughs the entire time I am trying to regain my record*
Me: *finishes word search* HERE. BEAT IT!
Sister: *stops laughing abruptly, takes phone back*
Me: This is fun-
Me: *quietly grinning in a mocking manner*
I beat her score by about 7 seconds.
The abrupt change from my sister laughing to scolding me into silence was well worth the next hour and a half or so. That period of time also reminded me why it is a stupid stupid thing to challenge her at something she feels competent about. At 3:30 a.m., she tossed my phone back at me, grinning. She had beaten my record by about 3 seconds.
In response, I kicked her out of my room.
Alright, I did not do that because she beat me at a word search and I still haven’t regained the title yet. I needed to sleep, and she kept talking! So, she needed to go. This late night word search competition is also why I did not wake up before noon today.
Next time, I will remember to challenge her to a late night word search competition during the day, and not right before I need to go to sleep. Or, you know, not challenge her at all so I can have some sort of time record on my game.
Until tomorrow, happy failing!