Flaking out is terrible, no doubt about it. Not only for the flakee, but for the flaker as well, at least for their rep. So how come such a stunt could be a “favorite”?
OK, let’s face it, sometimes we all tend to show our weakness and reserve to the low things. Yet if you put it into perspective, a flake out can be a good thing: it breaks an unhealthy development rather flatly, leaving no room for ill hesitation and paving the road to new openings.
So why not relax and enjoy the moment? (I mean, enjoy being on the receiving side. Enjoying active flaking out is mauvais ton, sure as a gun.)
Just imagine that your flaker might be in one of these situations, and have pity for them: