Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sudoku: Why it makes you want to take people who've finished theirs and choke them to the ground.

Why is it that when someone else does their suduko faster than you, all you want to do is rip their throats out and pull their eyes out with a spoon?

A couple of days ago, I walked into my flat mates room and, noticing he was doing the times Sudoku, asked him politely if I could have a look at it. He said no, to which I responded with "why not? I won't do any of it". To which again responded with a flat "no". This ended up with us wrestling each other for the newspaper, kicking, fighting and biting, until the paper deteriorated in a scrunched up tiny ball in his hand so that I couldn't get to it, and with most of the newspaper ink smeared all over his hands, my arms and parts of his head.

Now, it's not that I'm bad at Sudoku. In fact, I'm pretty good at it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not Rainman good or anything, just good enough to do the ones in the paper, and look kinda smug about it when I can finish them before other people I know. I am starting to think that it should become a government law to BAN giving this stupid numbers game to anyone vaguely competative. Or anyone whose natural tone of voice is condescending. Like one of my friends, whom I take great joy in saying "you sure you don't want any help? I mean you've used your brain to get a PhD in partical physics. My slow pathetic 2.1 Honours degree getting brain should surely NOT be able to put 9 numbers in a box faster than you?". Imagine his beelzebub like glee when he realised he'd finished the Killer Sudoku before me and came over to gloat by saying "do you want some help? Oh look, you need to put the 9 there. Then the 7 here. Then the.."

I fucking hate sudoku. No correction, I hate the gloating gits who do sudoku and then smugly look around to see if they've finished it before everyone else. Arses

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you fall into that smug competitive category too. PS. It's ParticLE physics... k x