I decided to post one more story in response to high points it the story
section received in the poll. Here it is.
Every other week we have an event at the UofM. It is called "Coffee hour". It
is a nice place to meet new people and friends from different countries. We do
not go there often since we are quite busy with our course work and research.
But this time we decided to go. Especially because two of our friends (Yulya and
Lena) work on the coffee hour team now.
As we came there we were asked to sign up for different games. I was not very
eager to play, but Lisa convinced me to sign up. After that the organizer were
calling out 6 names from the list and what do you think who have they called? Of
course me. Lisa was not called but fortunately couple of the people who were
refused (they were afraid) to play. Finally we had our team of 6 people. These
brave members were me, Lisa, Stefan, Yukari, Diana and Jiaying. So, Russia,
Austria, Japan, Palestina, Ireland and China were represented. And only then
they (the organizers) explained the rules to us. In fact we had to run all over
the place (not only that building but also the area around) and look for
"clues". Clues were basicly directions written on the "A4" page (folded) and
attached to the walls, tabels, doors, signes and even to a fire hydrant. I was
assigned to be the captain (of course), thanks to Lisa. And that was the most
important step towards the victory.
In this game captain's work is quite important since you want to do it as
quickly as possible and you have 6 people. So the captain has to stop any
disagreement and make the decision. My style was quite dictative. I was making
decisions really fast before any one suggested something different. And I also
had nice members. No one was upset.
So we went very fast through the campus until we met an obstacle. It seemed
to be impossible to overcome it. In fact one of the pages was blown away by the
wind. And the best we could do was that it was blown away to the bottom of a
deep well in the middle of a plaza between the Musics and some other building.
From the top it seemed that there are no doors leading to the well but there
were some windows. I'm not the kind of person who might be stopped by something
like this and I made a decision in a small fraction of second. I've split our
group into two equal parts. Myself, Diana and Yukary we went to explore
the Musics building in search for the way to the well and Lisa, Stefen and
Jiaying went to the other building. I set up meeting time and place to be in
five minutes at the plaza. At this step I made a mistake - I haven't named the
leader of the second group. So we were missing them for good 10 minutes at
My group have take the right path pretty soone after we started, so in couple
of minutes we reached musics library that had windows and even a glass door to
the well. The library was closing but the two guys who were there let us go to
the well. We easily found the page and went to the meeting point. But since the
other people were not there we continued our search for further instructions.
Later we found out that they have also reached the library at the end and these
two guys were still there. And they did the same thing as we - they asked these
people to let them enter the well. You can imagine how these guys were
surprized when the second group of crazy people were willing to enter the well.
Finally we reunited before our two or three last clues.
As a result we've won free movie tickets for any movie we want. And finally
yesterday we went to watch the Farenheit 9/11 by Michael