Story by Jane Hu, illustrations by Hallie Bateman.
Based on very true events.
1. “So, I’ll make you a deal. You win your fight, you take me out to dinner.” — The dude named Marco who works there that I mentally call “The Situation” because of obvious similarities. Marco is at least a foot shorter than me and always greets me by yelling “Hey girrrrllll!” and then giggling. Not sure how he thought this was a fair deal.
2. “She’s probably making sandwiches for her new boyfriend.” — My coach, on why I wasn’t in muay thai kickboxing class last week. He’s such a jokester.
3. “Are you OK?” — Every guy who has ever given me a good bloody nose sparring.
4. “Are you [...]