Wednesday, February 28, 2007
( 6:08 PM ) teahouse
Last night during tae kwon do class, there were about 20 people. It was a crowded class.
As in most martial arts classes, we line up according to rank. The black belts (most senior) stand in front, and the second-to-highest belts stand behind them, and so on. So the more junior you are, the farther back you are.
There were two of us with the same color belt - me, and another guy who was REALLY cute. I'd never seen him before, but gosh, he was cute. Very dreamy. He looked like he was about my age.
So the rule is that when 2 people have the same belt color, whoever has had the belt for longer stands ahead (obviously that makes sense since that person has been at that rank for longer, and is thus more experienced).
Since I'd just gotten my belt, I figured he would be more senior.
But he smiled and gestured for me to stand in front of him, saying, "Oh, no, you should go ahead. You're more senior."
"No, no," I insisted. "I just got my belt last week, so I'm sure you've had your belt longer. So you're definitely ahead of me!"
He looked confused for a moment, and then said, earnestly and LOUDLY, "But if we're the same rank, the older person should be in front!"
Yeah, he wasn't THAT cute.
Stupid college kid. #