Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Question of the week

Perhaps a new weekly feature at

If you are running in a race, say, a marathon, and the athlete two steps behind you starts to sing out loud the song on his ipod you:

A) Shrug and go into passing gear to run on the other side of the road

B) Exclaim, "I love that Billy Joel song" and sing along out loud with him, knowing that since you sing slightly off tune anyhow, between the two of you there is wonderful harmony.

C) Remain indifferent, run another mile, then bang your head against a tree because you can't shake the Billy Joel song from your head

D) Other (feel free to add on)


Habeela said...

Definitely C!

nancytoby said...

D) get pissed off for the 10,000th time at people who think that race rules don't apply to them and it's perfectly safe and okay for them to wear earphones during a race with the volume cranked up.

Flatman said...

C C C C C C C!!!!

"La la la, de de da

La la, de de da da da

Sing us a song, you're the piano man

Sing us a song tonight

Well, we're all in the mood for a melody

And you've got us feelin' alright..."

Iron Pol said...

E. Slow just a bit to let them get even or just ahead of you. Figure out what song they are singing, and sing a completely incompatible children's song.

Say it's Piano Man, sing "Visit the Moon" from Sesame Street. If it's "Uptown Girl" sing "Hush Little Baby."

By the way, sing way louder than them. If possible, sing as out of key as I do naturally.

Shelley said...

d) Let them pass by as you stick your foot out and they fall flat on their're welcome..:-)

TriSaraTops said...

If it's an A race, A. If it's not, B! :)

Flo said...
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Flo said...

Okay, one more time.

Since I'm usually the one singing to my iPod (Nancy, they have not been outlawed in races here yet. In fact, you can wear them in some tris!!!) I would absolutely sing along - Loud!!!!

Mama B said...

Oh this is an easy one.....if I happen to like the song, then B. If I DON'T like the song, A...definitely A, I'd just get the heck outa there.

Has this happened to you Trimama? If so, what did you do?

Lana said...

C. Yep, C.

marz_racer said...

D) I agree with NANCY. Follow race rules!!

If you can't focus on a race without music, you should step off the course and have a cigarette.

Michele said...

During a marathon I need all the distractions I can get.

Comm's said...

F. If its a hot chick then I will run behind her and stare at her butt since she will be distracted by the music.

If its not a hot chick but still has a nice butt I will still run behind her add stare at her butt.

Taconite Boy said... may not run behind the trimama in florida

Taconite Boy said...

Oh and nancy and marz....calm down

jbmmommy said...

Probably C, I wouldn't have enough guts for B, although it would be more fun.

WADDLER26.2 said...

Definitely C. And it would stick with me.

Bolder said...

D) kick them

i'm pretty sure that's allowed.

Steven said...

Pick up the pace and drop them (and their song) like a bad habit.

A said...

D. Run right next to them and provide some funky percussive accompaniment, a la:
"boom chakka boom chakka boom,
chakka chakka boom
boom chakka chakka boom boom"

and so on.

Make sure the beat you rap out does not match the song they're singing.

Even better if you give them a wildly insane grin every now and then and throw in a few upper body dance moves :)