Friday, January 27, 2006

Offside rule explanation for women?

Ignoring the sexist undertones, does the following explanation actually work? Can the women out there tell me?

An explanation of the offside rule for women

You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the counter. 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 counter 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 forward of the other shopper.(This would be offside)


  1. u can't go in front of the other player before the ball has been passed on to you. Ahh... I get it now. All these years of feeling absolutely clueless and now I have been enlightened.

    You didn't come up with that did you?

  2. Hmm Zee I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or you reall mean it. ;)

    Nope it was from a forwarded email.

  3. Wait, the cashiering auntie is the goalie right???

  4. Femme: Well you can think of it that way but she isnt really important. The counter is the goal. The other lady in the queue in front of you is the last defender on the field.

  5. Funny post - esp as I have jz come back from shoe shopping! Lol..