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Does everyone feel embarrassed when guttering a ball in bowling?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17698points) March 29th, 2017

I sometimes do. Does everyone feel that way?

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zenvelo's avatar

Sure, especially on the first ball of a frame. Not so much when trying to pick off a lone 7 or 10 pin.

flutherother's avatar

What’s worse is when you fail to release the ball and go flying down the lane after it still holding on.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I don’t. Everyone at the other lanes are busy watching their own pins. The people I bowled with were no pros.
Of course, I can’t bowl anymore, and if I could again, I’d be too happy to worry about gutter balls.
It would only bother me if I were in a competition, if the score was close.

Berserker's avatar

If I go bowling I’m there to have fun. If people don’t like it they can go and cultivate a drug addiction in the arcade section for all I care.

johnpowell's avatar

Depends. I used to bowl in a league. I have a ball that was drilled just for my fingers. I have my own bowling shoes. I used to buy cards for 120 bucks that were good for 100 games. I used a few of them a month.

A gutter-ball in a league game would be pretty bad.

But during practice it wasn’t a big deal.

And really… You might mock bowling but it is a blast and a hell of lot more technical than you can imagine.

anniereborn's avatar

Nah, I don’t care. I usually laugh about it.

LostInParadise's avatar

It has been a while since I bowled. I am annoyed if I roll a gutter ball, but not embarrassed.

ragingloli's avatar

No, because my disdain for this stupid game prevents me from feeling any shame over my lack of skill.
Last time I was dragged along by the office, my forearm hurt for a week.

janbb's avatar

@ragingloli You’re supposed to use tentacles in bowling!

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