What makes it even more exciting is they're including board games for the first time. And I, being a scrabble enthusiast and a hard-core player since the beginning of time, couldn't be more thrilled to join the fun! I've been playing scrabble since I was a kid. It was my parents who introduced me to it and encouraged me to play on tournaments. It was our family's favorite past time and our bonding activity as well. I don't mean to brag, but if there's one sport which I can say I'm competitive at, that's probably scrabble.
"It' s just you and your opponent at the board and you're trying to prove something." - Bobby Fischer
Luckily, I made it through the elimination round. When the championship game rolled in, I was surprised to learn that my opponent is no other than...... (DRUM ROLLS) tan tada dan......... my not-so-nice-officemate-whom-i-had-a-printer-ink-encounter!
FLASHBACK : A MONTH AGO OR SO...
Cast of Characters :
Bitchy Me - That's me of course! I'm taking the lead role here, okay?
Newbie - My poor, new officemate
Miss 3D - That's her!
You might ask : How did she get her screen name?
Because her glasses are like those of 3D minus the colored lens!
You can't picture it out? Okay, here!
Alright. I know. I'm rude! But that's how it kinda looks like...
The Scene :
Miss 3D barge in to our office with a bunch of paper in her hand.
Miss 3D : (talking to newbie in a sardonic tone) Can you give me a printer ink? Can you see this? (referring to the paper in her hand) It's no longer readable.
Newbie : (unsure of what to do or say) ahhhhmmm... ahhhhh.... (looks at me) ahhhmmmm...
Miss 3D continues to rant....
I hate it when someone acts like she's the most important person in the world. Like it's our fault that the ink ran out of ink itself. And most of all I hate it when someone's preying helpless people just for the heck of it!
So the protective nature of mine stepped in.
Bitchy Me : (in a not so polite tone) Excuse me! You might want to file a request for that over at the reception? You see, we don't keep and issue printer inks here.
Miss 3D : Oh, I didn't know about the procedure.
Bitchy Me : Yah right! But you should have asked your superior first before you came here or at least ask us nicely?!
And she retreated and went back to her office and told everyone about the encounter, making me an instant villain. Does she honestly think I would flinch at her coercing? Nah! Girl, try harder next time. And take note, she's just been around the company for 3 weeks when that happened. Way to go girl... way to go!
So where was I?
While we are at it, she was constantly saying that she was once a scrabble champ at her school.
Ah, was that a threat??? Coz I'm not threatened. AT ALL!
I used to be a scrabble player at our school too and was the first engineering student to have ever bagged the championship for three straight years. How's that missy?
But I have to admit I had a hard time outwitting her. She was such a brilliant player and she surely knew how to play the game. It was one of the toughest game I had. One of the best if not.
Anyway, fate was on my side coz I WON!!! yahhhooo!!!
We shook hands after that and suddenly I felt peace with her. Maybe she wasn't that bad like I thought or maybe I was too harsh on her when we had the "encounter". Maybe we could be friends after all. Yet still, after hearing her threats and intimidation, I'd like to tell her : how do ya like 'em apples? *wink