So a friend of mine sent this little gem to me:) I realise that many of you may already have received it via e-mail or otherwise, but it is so cute that i just couldn’t resist.
In preparation for the World Cup, the ‘offside rule’ explained in a language that non sport orientated women can understand:
You’re in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop assistant on the till is a a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you MUST have…..(as one does) The female shopper in front of you has seen them too and is eyeing them with desire. Both of you have forgotten your purses (shock horror! that never happens…i can see a male person wrote this…who forgets a purse if you’re going to a shoe store???). It would be rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no money to pay for the shoes.
The shop assistant remains at the till waiting.
Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and sees your dilemma. She prepares to throw her purse to you. If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other shopper and buy the shoes. At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and ‘whilst it is in flight’ you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and buy the shoes.
BUT, you must always remember that until the purse has actually been thrown it would be plain wrong for you to be in front of the other shopper and you would be OFFSIDE.
Well girls, I hope this helps you a little:)