I was on the bus the other day, sitting next to a person with a newspaper. Nothing strange about that , but a quick glance told me that this individual was ‘playing’ Sudoku. Later, prior to a pre-arranged lunch date I noticed that another person, with the same newspaper, was also in the midst of a Sudoku game.
Can you think of anything duller than a lunch hour completing a Sudoku grid? This, surely, is a desperate measure, and if you think there isn’t a better way of passing the time then you should get the doctor to have a look at that head injury of yours.
Here’s the thing. All you do when you ‘play’ Sudoku is fill boxes with numbers. This should take no more than a couple of minutes. Just put the numbers wherever you like. If you are stupid enough to apply the rules it’ll take a lot longer. Whatever, your strategy, the result will still remain the same and that is that you filled in boxes with numbers.
This is not in any way fun. Do something else. Buy a Rubik’s Cube, phone someone up, get your fillings done, take up golf, get a goat. If you must, join a chutney-making group, but for the holy love of God do anything but play Sudoku.
You will thank me for this.