Saturday, February 18, 2006

The offside rule explained

Dear Kankas,
No one has ever called me sexist, well not many people, but I do believe that many women for whatever reason still don't understand the offside rule. I therefore post this (nicked it straight out of the Sydney Morning Herald) to help those of the fairer sex. . By the way, Jim, could you send out an e-mail to all the female members of the Kanka team alerting them to this. It is a public service announcement after all.

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 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 has "actually been thrown", it would be plain wrong to be in front of the other shopper!

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