i thought most of aikido teachers have the attitude of: "i got this paintball gun here and i am going to put it on automatic. i am going to plaster you from head to toe. if the paint doesn't stick, then at least i will enjoy the experience.
I often wish I was as fast or as bright as people assume I am.
When they keep throwing things at me without any explanation and expecting me to figure it out, I usually eventually do. Of course later I find out what I figured out had nothing to do with what they were trying to show me.
But I do appreciate (with a good laugh) the unrealistic compliment I am so unworthy of.
Just not that fast folks in any way, and getting slower as I get older.
But losing less, learning and laughing more.