Like a lot kids, I was awkward and painfully shy. I wasn’t very good at pretending like I knew how to socialize, and kids suck at conversation anyway, which is why they usually just resort to being mean.
So I perfected the art of becoming invisible, which basically meant not standing out in any way, and for the most part it worked.
At some point though, I decided this was bullshit and it would be nice to actually win at something. But what could I do when I only had the power of invisibility?
One day, my class was playing a mandatory game of Capture the Flag. Of course I was picked close to last, so I really wanted to prove everybody wrong. As I was standing on the field, I realized something. No one was really paying attention to me.
Which gave me an idea.
I stepped across the line to the other team’s side, but instead of running for the flag (aka, a chalkboard eraser), I just stood there and pretended to be one of them. I kept expecting some sweaty kid to run up and tag me, but no one did. So I started slowly making my way toward the flag, being sure not to make any sudden movements that would attract their attention (kids and T-Rex are strangely similar).
I waited until everyone near the flag was distracted, and then I calmly walked up and took it. At this point though, my childish zeal couldn’t be contained. I had captured the m*therf*cking flag!
I ran the flag back to my team’s side, which wasn’t really necessary since no one even realized I had it anyway.
And that was when I learned that an underhanded win is the easiest win.