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ZFX Waffling

Posted on Oct 22, 2019

This third and final ZFX was maddening and I’m sure you all went through similar situations as my friend and me. We were sure, we weren’t sure, we KNEW it, we didn’t know it, we second guessed ourselves, we let others question our theories. We pulled each other back from the brink, each taking a turn at jumping ship. Back and forth, back and forth. Friends don’t let friends give up!

Last weekend was especially insane as we raced against time to secure our final guess. When I wrote up the schedule I was CERTAIN we had the right answer. By the time I went to bed that night, I was again waffling, worried that I was over-confident.

This is what madness looks like:

So I made a video:

And texted it to her.

A few hours later…

Thursday, 8am. She’s on hold for ZFX…

“Putting the lid on one of those hard plastic Starbucks cups and twisting it.” Wrong!

A few hours later…

I made this video immediately:

Later that day…

Sunday…

After watching me grumbling to myself and making video after video of possible sounds, my husband came in to play devil’s advocate. He also said, “I hope you remember this next ZFX season and remember what you had right and what you had wrong. Take note of it.”

A non-contester friend texted me on Monday:

Video:

This morning…

The lesson: don’t second guess yourself. Go with your gut. I instinctively knew that cup was a clue but I let myself question its validity. Next time I won’t ignore my instincts!

I need a vacation. Maybe to a beach in Cabo…