I was playing with three other people. I drew 'a' and got the first move. I placed my tiles on the board: 'l - a - c - t - a - t- -e'. One of the women was pregnant at the time. For years afterward she thought of me as this fiercely competitive, world class, Scrabble player. I'm not. I was just lucky enough to pick up those seven tiles on the first move of the game.