Friday, January 06, 2006

The Kids Strike Back!

Alas! O woe! Just when I thought I had finally laid the ghost of past defeats to rest with my video game annihilation of some elementary school kids a few months ago, my pitch was well and truly queered on New Year's Day at the hands of an even younger nipper. The game was snap. The nipper was Yu-chan.

This was an embarrassing drubbing for all sorts of reasons. First there is the fact that I used to play snap all the way through childhood, with everyone from grandma to the older kids down the road, and I was good. Then there's the fact that Yuu-chan is 4 years old and thus about 1/6th of my age, and about 1/4 of my size makes it even worse. And she didn't just beat me - she gave me the kind of drubbing that I used to think only happens once in a lifetime (three times so far to date, or four if you count the time my high school class got leathered 35-0 at five-a-side football in 1995)... Yuu-chan won the entire deck of hello kitty style miniature cards in about the same amount of time it takes to read the Lord's Prayer. Which is kind of appropriate really...


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