Okay here it goes,
I'm not gonna feed you any bull about 'impress him', 'prove him wrong', and 'he just wants attention.' Save that half-assed psychology and indept analysis for simple '80's high school feel good movies.
Fact is, that you messed up, nothing wrong with that.
Why does jackass and other shows where people, on purpose or not, fail get so may followers?
People enjoy that.There is such a symptom as 'downwards comparing' [ don't know if it is the correct English translation]. It is very relate able to your situation.
In short what it means is that people compare themselves with both people above, and in this case, below them. Note that this is not a factual hierarchic rank, but one based upon opinion. This may sound depressing, knowing that people look down upon you but here's a comfort: People are stupid and stupidity is a delicious snack for a big, blind, nonfactual ego.
As it is, for this kid you're below him. I'm not saying you are, given the situation you most certainly aren't, but in his opinion you are.
I'm also not gonna say that he's gonna grow up with his fat wive and 5 illegitimate kids while daily cleaning up toilets at Chucky Cheese. Life doesn't keep scores. He's just young.
You screwed up , he didn't and he's gonna keep this thing alive as long as possible.
Do not resent him, do not let this cripple you, do not let this scar you, but I do advice to remember this.
Cheesy line in 3.. 2.. 1.. 'You learn from your mistakes.' I went through an almost similar situation, In a train with a couple of classmates I royally screwed up in front of 20 people. I will admit, this sucked and one classmate in particular would bring it up o so very often. But knowing for myself that this was a secluded event, that I indeed am a skillful magician and realizing that the classmate has made, and is making bigger mistakes then one event in the train(guilty pleasure, I admit.), made it easier to see the true value of that event.
Here's some advice which I find helpful:
1/3 of all the people you meet don't like you.
1/3 of all the people you meet don't have an opinion about you.
1/3 of all the people you meet like and love you.
- you can't please everybody. - Realize that you'll meet people worse, and people less worse than that kid in your life. The only power they have over you is what you give them.What the F does that mean?
Let's just say the more you think about it, the more influence it will have over your life in one way or another. And lemme say right away telling yourself: It doesn't matter, it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter etc. doesn't help.
You wanna set this whole thing behind you? Practice, grow, learn, perform. And when you perform do not give a flying s$%t if he's there. He can keep telling about that one trick you ruined but when you've established yourself a good reputation and ego in school he can't touch you.
Now how's that for some advice.