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29 March 2007 @ 11:08 pm
Sushi  

Saturday, March 17, 2007 was the day of an event which we shall simply call "Sushi". When I signed on to AIM near noon the next day, it came as no surprise that more than one person jumped to ask about it (not actual names):

  • Kanpachi (12:28 PM)
  • Ika (12:29 PM)
  • Kaki (12:36 PM)
  • Unagi (2:08 PM)

Ika jumped straight to the point with the first IM he sent me that day:

Ika: SUSHI?
Me: please, I really don't want to talk about that right now
Me: just... don't.
Ika: sry
Me: I have a lot to think about this week
Ika: ok
Ika: ttyl

Ika is an incredibly nosy fellow, so I was surprised that he never brought up the topic again. However, I was soon reassured that all was normal; California Rolls arrived in town one night, and the very next day, he lost no time in asking my sister whether I'd eaten any.

I heard from Meji that night that Ika was (predictably) telling people I hadn't had Sushi. The clever Meji learned what had happened without having to ask me; she knew I would have told Kaki the truth. I think Meji knows me too well...

I also deceived Unagi in the beginning, thinking he might talk to Ika. My suspicion was (sadly) correct, but there's an interesting detail: after hearing from me over AIM, he apparently asked Ika not to bother me about the Sushi. That might explain why Ika hasn't said a word to me since then. I honestly didn't expect either of them to be that conscientious, and now I feel guilty for having played Unagi like a pawn.

When I eventually told Unagi the truth, he said he'd keep quiet about it. Not surprisingly, he told his parents when he reached home that night. They told other people's parents, and it spread from there. He soon learned firsthand that if you tell people to keep something secret, it doesn't stop them from telling other people; they just tell those other people to keep it secret too.

Myself, I've also learned quite a bit from this. Unagi's noble plea to Ika reminded me why I don't do stuff like this more often. There's still room for further research, though; for example, I'm currently tallying the different reactions I get when I tell people that I was rejected from Princeton couldn't get any Shrimp Tempura. It's the truth this time, though I don't really expect people to believe it after what I did last week.

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Ultrafilter!  Waffle!ultrawaffle on March 30th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Heeheehee.

Ooh! And orange juice melon! Yay!

(even though I don't actually like orange juice...)
perdendosi_perdendosi_ on March 31st, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
This is an incredibly amusing post. Bravo.
yashabkyashabk on April 13th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
if you tell people to keep something secret, it doesn't stop them from telling other people; they just tell those other people to keep it secret too.

Word.