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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

more on football (see i have been influenced)

First a disclaimer: I am virtually the only girl I know that understands and can explain the off sides rule in football, but I still thought this was funny enough to share.

Thanks to Danielle, who sent this to me.

You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you must have. The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them with desire. Both of you have forgotten your purses. It would be totally rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no money to pay for the shoes. The shop assistant remains at the till waiting. Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and sees your dilemma. She prepares to throw her purse to you. If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other shopper and buy the shoes. At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and, *whilst it is in flight* you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and buy the shoes.Always remembering that until the purse had *actually been thrown* it would be plain wrong to be ahead of the other shopper.

Congratulations - You have just learned the offside rule! Enjoy World Cup Soccer 2006.....!!!


Lyn said...

its not hard to understand. Just impossible to interpret. Oh, and u got nothing on me when it come to soccer knowledge missy :)

Kate said...

bring it on sister! no, wait, I'm kidding. The offside rule is just about the only bit i understand.