I was in high school and was enjoying performing for people in the school like every other high school magic dude. I think I was a sophomore and my favorite effect at that time was haunted deck with an IT.
I was waiting for the bus with my friends and saw two Asian girls sitting in the middle of a grass field, so I wanted to “connect” with them via magic tricks. They were cute.
I walked up and started to do haunted deck(with IT) for them. I have been doing it for a couple month, so I was pretty confident with it.
When the top packet moved out, and I was getting ready to kick out the selection, I heard one of the girls whispering “there is a thread…” to the other girl, and the other girl said, “shhh let him finish it.
My head went instantly blank and was not sure if I still want to continue the effect since they already can see the thread. I paused for, like, 4 seconds and decided to finish it like a real man and never talk to them again, soooo I awkwardly ended the trick.
They showed no reaction. I stood up and walked away. I brought disgrace to my family that day.
I went home and looked up IT guys and got a few penguin lectures and learned how to find the best places and best angles to work with IT.
I remember it was Dirk… something’s penguin lecture. Great stuff.