inner conflict, and man answering his own question

“hey, e____, do you know what’s weird about playing chess against yourself?” says me.
“um… uh…” sounds of woman rummaging for pots and pans.
“whichever side i’m sitting at is the one most likely to win. you know, if i sit on black’s side, black wins. if i sit on white’s side, white wins,” says me.
“okay,” she says.
“i know, the real answer to the question ‘do you know what’s weird about playing chess against yourself?’ is ‘the fact that you are playing chess against yourself’, but the other thing that’s weird is how the side i’m sitting at is much more likely to win.”
“i think it’s great when you answer your own questions like that,” she says.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s