Daily Prompt: Tell us about the object of your dejection — something you made, a masterpiece unfinished, or some sort of project that failed to meet your expectations. What did you learn from the experience? How would you do things differently next time?
When I was 14, we had to do a project at school to raise awareness about something – anything we liked. My friends and I found a charity called Send a Cow, which is basically what is sounds like – you donate money to buy a family in poorer parts of the world a cow, donkey, sheep, etc. We made a fantastic PowerPoint (complete with cool slide transitions and sounds) and bought a song for background music. We planned to do a cake sale to raise money ourselves and get everyone involved… but that didn’t happen. I think it all went downhill when we decided to make a cow model out of toilet roll and newspapers. It looked, quite frankly, hideous, even after it was covered in a couple of layers of brown paint. It didn’t even look like an animal. And all the other groups let us know that. One person took a sharpie pen and wrote “nice bird?” on the side of it. This isn’t a very good moral to a story, but in the end we gave up!