Blanc Grand Clarkston High wrote:
If the questions got too tough, which they didn't, he'd simply get up and leave. Jacket on or off didn't matter as many people do that in fast food restaurants, had nothing to do with sweating.
Totally agree with this post. Once Singer had enough info, what would it have hurt to start asking some tough questions? Who cares if he got up and left at that point? Sorry, no do overs Mr. Singer.[/quote]
At EVERY TURN, Kip lied about his cheating. Every turn. Not once did he ever give a plausible explanation for what he was asked about. Not once. Given this, and knowing you were finally going to have a face-to-face with Kip, the best scenario would be to sit back & listen to the gentle dentist. And that's what Mark did. As Kip talked, the shit kept getting deeper & deeper. This reinforced all his previous behavior. I don't know if Mark straigh-out asked 'why did you cheat?'. If he did, Kip would've denied cheating. Where do you go after that? You can't force him to come clean. You can't force him to tell how he cheated either. You're left with all the evidence that buries him 25' deep as a serial race cheat.
A lot of 'tough guys' on here that claim they would've handled the story differently. It was handled thoroughly by a competent writer who knows his way around difficult, misguided subjects. This point can't be driven home deep enough: Kip was not, at any point, going to confess to his sins. Not to Mark, not to anybody. He lives in denial. He's been hung out to fry and now must live with himself.