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HOW TO EXPLAIN THE OFFSIDE RULE TO SOCCER MOMS

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Being a soccer mom myself I thought that this was worth sharing.  The offside rule finally explained in terms that we can understand!  Enjoy!

Picture this: you're in a shoe store, second in the line. Behind the shop assistant on the counter is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you must have. The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them with desire.

 
Both of you, however,  have forgotten your purses. It would be totally rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no money to pay for the shoes. The shop assistant remains at the till waiting. 
 
Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and sees your dilemma.  She prepares to throw her purse to you. If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other shopper and buy the shoes.  At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and, *whilst it is in flight* you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and buy the shoes. Always remembering that until the purse had *actually been thrown* it would be plain wrong to push in front of the other shopper.

Make sense now?