This one falls directly into the “Guess what I did at work today?” file. So I lost a bet to my boss. I told him that if he bought a ping-pong table for our office, I’d beat him the very first game that we played. If I lost, I’d swim across Fort Point Channel, which separates South Boston from Downtown Boston and feeds into the mouth of Boston Harbor. For those of you that know Boston, I jump in right in front of the swanky Intercontinental Hotel – I’m sure they’ll appreciate the publicity (think free rooms, guys?).
Ping pong is my greatest talent in the world – seriously. I’ve never come across someone who can consistently beat me, until I played my boss. I lost the first game in dramatic fashion, hence the channel swim. Since that day we’ve played over 200 times, and he’s won roughly 53% of the games we’ve played. God damn.
That said, with me fulfilling my swimming obligations, I feel as though a curse has been lifted and my edge re-secured. We’ll see. For now, I’m happy to amuse you.