As a school girl, my least favorite part of the school day was recess.
Having to go outside to play was a form of torture for me the majority of the time.
Then one year we were introduced to a new game called "Wink, Wave, and Whistle" it combined all sorts of things I disliked about recess games. There was running and hiding and a poor hapless person who was it.
I don't remember all the rules to the game, but I do remember winking, waving, and whistling were all a part of freeing and catching the players.
To add another level of stress to the game was the fact that my family didn't approve of winking.
I found a solution to the problem of playing the game. I participated, but chose a hiding place no one ever thought to look in to find me; the back of the coal bin in the basement of the school house.
I spent my recess crouched there in the back of that dirty dark bin and was relieved when the bell rang and I could return to the pleasure of books, lessons, and learning. That was better than Wink, Wave, and Whistle any day.