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the story of an invisible girl
Playing Chicken
I had left the lab and was walking down the hall to the lunchroom, when I saw our BA walking toward me. "Whacha doing?", I asked, as I stepped aside to let him pass.

"Playing chicken. I won."

"Oh! I didn't know. Darn it." I continued to the lunchroom and filled my water bottle.

Walking back, I saw him coming the other way also. I sped my pace, stuck my elbows out, and put a mock fierce expression on my face. "I can do this, I know it!"

He kept walking. "You know this is a mistake, don't you?"

At the last minute I stepped aside again. "Dammit! Fine, you win again. The problem is that, even if I won I'd lose, since you're like twice my size."

"I would totally kick your ass. You were smart to give up."

"Yeah I know. So at least even though I lost, I sort of won. Those who fight and run away live to... well... run away again another day."


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bluelotus From: bluelotus Date: April 17th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heheh. Good story. :)
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: April 18th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL...that's awesome!
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: April 18th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Funny! Exactly how it would have gone for me too.
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: April 18th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Laugh. I would have considered stopping and squatting low. :)
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: April 18th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Remember: momentum equals mass times velocity squared.

Run at 'im.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: April 18th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
You would have to increase your velocity to counter his mass.
grrry From: grrry Date: April 20th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
What you need is a designated chicken. I volunteer. I'm sure I could play chicken with him as your stand-in and it might be a wee bit different. Just consider it a professional courtesy... the SA stand-in for the Programmer type thing.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 21st, 2006 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh my gosh.... I bet you would ROCK playing chicken!!!
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