07 October 2010
Public Checkers and Grandpas
A game of checkers, on the floor of a public area. Kind of weird.
What do retired senior citizens do while everyone is at away at work? Why, play checkers, of course, for hours on end. Funny, I didn't see a single young(ish) person playing chess or checkers in public.
Watchers, who watch whole games, and those that walk by and go "good move!".
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