"Can you do Tango Stops?" she asked.
If your coach hasn't introduced you to these, a Tango Stop is a forward stop like a T-Stop but the stopping foot is in front of the skating foot. They can be scary to learn.
"Oh, no," I said, "Those are scary. I can't possibly do those."
We're entering a ritual of learning new skills. It has 3 stages.
1. Miss Bianca tells me to do something.
2. I whine.
3. Then I do it anyway. Because Miss Bianca is THE BOSS.
It goes like this:
Miss Bianca gives me directions.
|"Here's how to do this."|
|Stage 1 Whine|
|Working up to a:|
Stage 2 Whine
|"Good little student. Good girl. And you said you couldn't do it."|