Thursday, November 18, 2004
( 9:29 AM ) teahouse
None of you will believe this story, but I swear it's true. I'm going to be doing a new sport.
I just got recruited to join my firm's dodge ball team.
When the partner asked me to join this team, to play against teams from other New York City law firms, I said, "You're kidding, right? I haven't played dodge ball since junior high school. What's next; are we joining a Red Rover league?"
Apparently, dodge ball is a sport that adults take very seriously. There's even an International Dodge Ball Federation.
The rules are pretty easy - I think as long as I can avoid getting pummeled by the ball, I'll be ok. That was never a problem in junior high. I was so skinny and small that it was easy to avoid the ball.
Well, that is, until I grew breasts. Then I turned into a larger target.
So I guess I'd better do well, or else I'll bring dishonor to my firm. We have a reputation to uphold here.
I think while we're on the subject of kids' games, we should try to start a Duck Duck Goose team. I bet I'd be good at that. I'm a fast runner.