I pick up the bow. Put an arrow on the string. I pull back,
then let it fly. The arrow lands about five feet from the
"You missed!" My friend exclaims, for she wanted to do better.
"Did I now?" I ask with a smile on my face.
"Yeah, you did. It clearly missed the target and landed in the grass over there." She answers.
"I didn't miss." I simply state.
"What!? How can you say that!? You didn't even hit the target!" My friend shouts.
"I didn't miss, because I didn't aim." I answer.
"What? Now I'm confused." She expresses.
"To aim means to have a mark, and to miss means to not hit your mark, thus if you never aim, you can't miss." I explain.
"Oh, I get it. I think I'll give that a try." She says
She picks up her bow, and I do mine. This time I aim. I let her arrow fly first, then I let mine. It hits it's mark, straight into the the very center of the target. My friend's jaw drops. Her arrow landed in some tree in the woods. Not aiming means you don't miss, but it sure doesn't look good.