September 18th, 2005

Illuminati

Fun and...

Yesterday I played various games with Hugh, Meredith and surliminal - including Robo Rally. Things were going well until we came to explain the rules to Meredith/surliminal - which basically involve being dealt 9 cards and choosing 5 of them to give as instructions to a robot. These cards can be Move Forward(1, 2 or 3 spaces), Move Back, Turn Left, Turn Right and U-Turn.

At which point both of them burst out laughing at the thought that we expected them to be able to cope with such ridiculous ideas.

I, myself was stunned. I know that some people (and statistically, more women than men) aren't so good at spacial awareness - but this seemed so simple, especially as the directions are on the cards as large arrows, that I couldn't understand how anyone could have a problem with it. However, surliminal was _still_ amused by it today, so here's a poll...

I am male and I am

absolutely fine with spatial awareness
23(85.2%)
Alright, although I sometimes have problems
2(7.4%)
Help? Where am I?
2(7.4%)

I am female and I am

absolutely fine with spatial awareness
13(40.6%)
Alright, although I sometimes have problems
12(37.5%)
Help? Where am I?
7(21.9%)


(I'd like to point out the bit above where I expected them to be fine with Forward, Back, Left, Right, Turn Around...)
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