Sunday, December 30, 2007

a tale from the front

i was engaged in an intense game of battleship with my 7-year-old niece, rylee, when i noticed something odd about her guessing pattern:

F1 - Hit
G1 - Miss
E1 - Miss
J5 - Miss
H9 - Miss

was it possible she deliberately let me win? i said nothing as she continued making bogus guesses. finally, as i happened on ry's last ship, she guessed in succession:

F2 - Hit
F3 - Sunk

and won the game. when i called her bluff, she explained with exasperation: "you were losing by so much!" wow. any way you slice it, that hurts a woman's pride.

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