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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sharing with a Maniac

So you're just sitting there, minding your own business, and your so-called buddy comes over, unannounced, and begins to dig through your stash of goodies. He's not just looking this time; he's come to claim some of your hard-earned snacks for himself.

We all know this guy: it's the same guy that's always right even when he's not, always has a better way of doing things -- you know the type.

So this sicko grabs your last bag of potato chips, and starts digging his grimey paws into them behind your back. You turn around, see what has just transpired, and ponder what to do next.

What can you do?

Take a chip... in fact, take two... Even though you don't really want them. Act like nothing's really wrong.

Have you met this guy? You then hear this genius say, "Hey, I betcha can't eat just one."

That leaves you with one move. Take that second chip you were about to stick in your mouth, throw it back in the bag of chips, and send him on his way. Checkmate.


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