On my way to work yesterday I was standing by a man who was reading the The New York Post or The New York Daily News or one of New York's other equally horrible tabloids masquerading in newspapers' clothes.
The man had found the sudoku page. Let it be known that I have never done a sudoku puzzle. I've also never been tempted to do a sodoku puzzle because just thinking about sudoku makes me come close to dying of boredom. That being said, I understand how sudoku works and how to solve the puzzle. However, much the same way I understand the rules and moves in chess, I would rather attach rabid squirrels to my nipples than actually play it.
Another thing I hate about sudoku is that I can never remember if it's spelled S-U-D-O-K-U or S-O-D-U-K-U.
So this guy sitting down was trying to solve a soduku puzzle and it was pretty easy to see that he was the world's worst sudoku player. Here are some quick facts about the moves he made:
- He had entered four numbers so far.
- Every single one of the numbers he'd entered were already either in the box or line he entered them, which as I understand it, is the exact opposite of what you're trying to do in sudoku.
- Every single one of the numbers he entered was the number 6.
- One of the lines contained two sixes, along with a 6 that was already present in that line!
I can't really imagine a worse start to a game of sudoku. The only explanation I can think of was that maybe he'd tried inventing his own rules to create a new game called sixdoku which he thought may catch on with the mental-midget-subway-rider niche audience.
Just a thought.