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HAPPY VANENTINE February 11, 2009

Posted by frewon9 in Fail stuff.
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It will soon be Valentine’s Day,  a short ranking survey from goo Ranking on failures commited on Valentine’s Day.


Between the 18th and 22nd of December 2008 1,039 members of the goo Research monitor pool completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The reported sex split was exactly 50.00% male and 50.00% female, a figure that one will instantly see is wrong, so for the sake of argument I’ll round it up to 520 females and down to 519 males. 7.6% of the sample were in their teens, 15.6% in their twenties, 28.0% in their thirties, 27.6% in their forties, 10.9% in their fifties, and 10.3% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. Note also this question was for women only, as the day is only for women to give stuff to men.

Note that there are two main types of chocolates to be passed – true love chocolates and obligatory chocolates. The latter mostly goes to workmates. More details can be found in a recently-translated serious survey from Macromill into Valentine’s day.

Ranking result

Q: What is your Valentine’s Day failure? (Sample size=520, female)

Rank Score
1 Didn’t see the bloke I fancied so couldn’t give them to him 100
2 The handmade chocolates were disgusting 97.1
3 The pretext for passing over true chocolates was agonising 48.6
4 Got the number of people in the office wrong and ran out of chocolates 48.6
5= Got everything ready but then forgot to take them with me on the day 37.1
5= Forgot to prepare obligatory chocolates 37.1
7= Friend saw me giving chocolates to my true love 25.7
7= Best friend also passed chocolates to my object of infatuation 25.7
9 Found out he already had a girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 22.9
10 Gave obligatory chocolates with the price tag still in place 11.4
11= After buying the chocolates I heard a rumour that they weren’t very tasty 8.6
11= I kept them in a warm place and they all melted 8.6
11= Friend also bought the same brand of obligatory chocolates 8.6
14= Father scoffed all my handmade chocolates 5.7
14= Got obligatory chocolates and true chocolates mixed up when handing out 5.7
16= Called out the wrong name when giving the chocolates 2.9
16= The guys in the office found me wrapping their obligatory chocolates 2.9
16= Bought new flavour of chocolates but they were disgusting 2.9
16= I mistook one person for another, couldn’t backtrack and ended up passing my true chocolates to a different person 2.9
16= Bumped into my object of desire while placing chocolates on his desk 2.9



1. Fail Funnies - February 22, 2009

I am feeling the love in this post!

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