This Santa clearly fails…

What are your memories of failures at Christmas? (Sample size=502, men)

Rank Score
1 Just never got round to making Xmas plans 100
2 Fought over a trivial matter 97.6
3 Made plans without allowing for crowds then had to change everything 90.5
4 Headed out without booking a restaurant 83.3
5 Cake broke as I took it out of the box 73.8
6 Forgot to bring/buy a present 52.4
7 Restaurant food was disgusting 42.9
8 Forgot about what foods my date hated 33.3
9 Choose the wrong present 26.2
10 Got lost trying to find the restaurant 23.8
11 Forgot to book the restaurant 23.8
12 Forgot to plan something other than the restaurant 16.7
13= Forgot my wallet 14.3
13= Went to a party by myself, but everyone else was paired off 14.3
13= Forgot my mobile phone 14.3
13= Made a mistake of where to meet my girlfriend 14.3
17= Couldn’t find any chicken 11.9
17= Bumped into my ex 11.9
19 Wore the wrong clothes 9.5
20 Cooked a meal, cake but failed 2.4

What are your memories of failures at Christmas? (Sample size=554, women)

Rank Score
1 Just never got round to making Xmas plans 100
2 Fought over a trivial matter 66.1
3 Made plans without allowing for crowds then had to change everything 56.5
4 Cake broke as I took it out of the box 54.8
5 Cooked a meal, cake but failed 33.9
6 Restaurant food was disgusting 27.4
7 Headed out without booking a restaurant 25.8
8= Choose the wrong present 16.1
8= Forgot to bring/buy a present 16.1
10= Couldn’t find any chicken 14.5
10= Made a mistake of where to meet my boyfriend 14.5
12 Went to a party by myself, but everyone else was paired off 9.7
13= Forgot my mobile phone 8.1
13= Wore the wrong clothes 8.1
13= Forgot about what foods my date hated 8.1
13= Got lost trying to find the restaurant 8.1
17 Bumped into my ex 6.5
18 Forgot to book the restaurant 4.8
19 Forgot my wallet 3.2
20 Forgot to plan something other than the restaurant 1.6

Source: What Japan Thinks

People, please do not argue over trivial matters – keep things in perspective.

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12 thoughts on “How to Fail Christmas in Japan

  1. @lelangir: I’m almost certain it’s in the very first episode of the series.

    Anyway, so this is quite a negative census? The number one reason makes sense, it’s happen to myself as well… Though the reason that says “Couldn’t find any chicken” is very surprising. I don’t really see how this would ruin your Christmas and leave a scar on your memory of it, but maybe there is some reason behind it that I don’t know about…

    1. Yes, chicken was very surprising, but very few people fail at that 😛 I am a vegetarian anyway, so don’t have to worry about chickens 😛

      Unfortunately, some people make big deals out of very minor aspects of life.

  2. Ōkami-Sensei,

    Yes, chickens are humans too…

    – – –

    Ffviiknight,

    Sleep 😦 You need something more exciting to do! I am glad that you’ll visit your old elementary school though 🙂 You go there and… *suspense* see that girl! You meet, start talking, and… *gasp* Watered by whisper of the rain, flower of love blooms 🙂

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