Shuffleboard: “Mr. Finesse” vs. “The Distracter”
Today’s matchup was between Scott “Mr. Finesse” Ricci and Christina “The Distracter” Torres. The Distracter brought every ounce of charm possible, but Mr. Finesse channeled his inner Santa Barbara frat boy and The Distracter never really stood a chance. Two throws in and Mr. Finesse was already ahead 9–0. Each time that it appeared The Distracter had blocked him out, Mr. Finesse would add some curve to the puck and gracefully avoid insurmountable obstacles to land the prized four-pointer.
A distracting conversation led Mr. Finesse to cool down and forget the speed of the table. The Distracter, sensing the opportunity, quickly cut the chitchat and landed 9 points in two throws. It was too little too late, however, and Mr. Finesse won three throws later, 21–9.
When asked post-match what the hardest part of the game was, Mr. Finesse responded: “Going against your boss. You think you should let them win, but my competitive side took over.”
So the moral is: sometimes, to win at shuffleboard, you have to lose at office politics.
Written by Tobi Whaley« Back to Blog