I have messed up sometimes and recovered. But those few times when I did mess up BIG TIME, I really had no way to recover except smiling (like a buffoon, must I add) and accepting my mistake and then complimenting the spectator or something. And then, of course, moving on. What I wanted to ask here was, what did YOU guys (who are really so much better in sleights and performing than me) do if you EVER messed up so badly that you couldn't ignore it or pretend to steer the trick in a different direction? I really want to hear about such times and reinstall my faith in:- 1) The fact that the best of magicians make some big mistakes (and can also deal with it without becoming egoistic). 2) The fact that I am not the most unlucky human out there.