I get a lot of inspiration from YouTuber Mike Boyd, a mad Scotsman who tries to learn loads of random new skills, so when I saw he could easily open a beer bottle with a piece of paper I thought it was a cool new party trick to learn. It looked so easy that I was fairly confident I could do it, so I saved it for a special occasion – my dad’s birthday – to try and perform my new trick in front of an online audience.
I got my bottle of cider out and slowly followed the steps but the lid didn’t budge at all. I tried again, only for the same result. By this time my audience was already heckling me so I frantically found another tutorial to try, but this time I managed to graze my knuckles on the jagged bottle lid. I was bleeding, my family was laughing, and I still couldn’t get into my drink! Feeling defeated I reached for the bottle opener, ready to drink my sorrows away.