Thursday, September 04, 2008

I Know I'm Not Dumb But Geez

I was sitting on the S Shuttle today on my way home from a long day of work, when I noticed this guy sitting across from me, furiously and intently working on a Rubik's Cube.

Whoa, Rubik's Cube? It's back??? I swear, I never could get the hang of solving that thing and never really tried after a few turns. I was more the type who would do a few turns and then throw it against the wall and go outside to do something much more constructive.

But geez, this guy was working on his Rubik's Cube, like his life depended on it. And by the end of the ride, which is about as long as a Donna Summer song (I know this, thanks to the woman who brings her boombox on to the S and sings "On The Radio" and "Last Dance" to entertain us all), he had solved the whole thing!

It was like watching Rain Man.


teahouse said...

That's pretty amazing.

Isn't there a Will Smith movie where he can do that?

When I was a kid, I had one. I never solved more than one side at a time, but I knew other kids who just removed the stickers and re-stuck them on different spots.

Ming the Merciless said...

I can manage one side of the Rubik Cube only. Was never able to get two sides done.

Leonardo D'Cato said...

Wow. He must have been intent on finishing it. I could never solve those things - not enough patience in the world. Check out my blog at the Break Room.

Soul Seared Dreamer said...

I like challenges but those damn cubes are impossible