30 January 2013

"There was nowhere for Brian to run"

On a 23-year game of tag between friends who are now middle-aged, and who now live all over the US but still surprise each other in innovative, not-at-all-weird ways:

One year early on when Mike Konesky was "It," he got confirmation, after midnight, that people were home at the house where two other players lived. He pulled up to their place at around 2 a.m., sneaked into the garage and groped around in the dark for the house door. "It was open," he says. "I'm like, 'Oh, man, I could get arrested.' " 
Mr. Konesky tiptoed toward Mr. Dennehy's bedroom, burst through the door and flipped on the light. A bleary-eyed Mr. Dennehy looked up as his now-wife yelled "Run, Brian!" Mr. Konesky recalls. "There was nowhere for Brian to run." 
- Russell Adams, 'It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being "It"', Wall Street Journal, 28 January 2013, via BoingBoing.
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