I have ranted about people I've played Scrabble with before. Some people have no ethics when they play and it drives me insane.
Tonight, I was playing Scrabble with a stranger online. Yes, I am aware I'm a loser. Get over it. Few people will play with me in real life and none of them are available on demand. We were playing a friendly game, nothing cut throat. We were playing pretty equally so I wasn't stressing. Until the last move...
I was ahead by about 25 or so. She had 7 letters left and I had 3. After a few false starts, she lays all 7 letters down. Randomly. Not making a word of any kind. QTLNEEM onto an S. Because it was the last of her letters, the computer automatically awarded her the game, the points and adjusted our ratings. And then she left. Before I could say or do anything but try and pick my jaw up off the floor.
Now, I don't mind losing. I mean, I hate it, but I do it. Quite often. But if I don't have to lose and I don't deserve to lose, I am livid. And I am furious with this girl.
Who does that? What kind of person plays decently the whole game only to cheat at the very end? And then creep away like the snaky little eel they are?? Are you going to teach your children that kind of sportsmanship???? If you get bored, just give up and screw things up as badly as possible for everyone else.
To me, that's the equivalent to swiping your arm across the board and throwing all the pieces onto the floor before you stomp away.