Beer Pong can be the end-all, be-all of competition. The winner not only wins, but gets to brag about it for the rest of time. Isn’t that what everyone wants—to hold some amazing victory over the head of another person?
Imagine if that person was your ex. It’s awkward enough to run into your ex at a party, let alone meet them at the one organized sport in the entire house.
So what do you do?
That will be your first, immediate reaction. Maybe you saw them earlier and have had the opportunity to avoid them—but now, you’re trapped. You step up to the game and hear your ex’s name called from the waiting list. Your heart stops. Should you run?
You don’t want them to know you’re freaking out, but you hope they’re also freaking out. You can’t be the only one, but you won’t let them know it. Don’t let them know anything. Just stand there. Bob your head in that cool way that says, ‘hello.’
Nothing too personal—don’t bring up each and every time they ever lied to you. Stick to the game. Get into their head and show them that this is just about the game. Make fun of their shot. Tell them there’s no way they will win.
Pretend like this is the last beer pong game you’ll ever play. If there was ever a game to win, this is it. Focus, shoot. Don’t mess up.
Never stop talking trash.
Don’t forget they are there for you. A happy partner makes for a happy game.
This is the most important part. If you don’t win, they win. Is that what you want?
Shake their hand. Be the bigger person. Tell them it was a good game. They’ll see you moving on—after all, you’re winning beer pong.
The relationship ended for a reason. Don’t bring it back.