i learned to play chess (i.e. how pieces move) when I was 9 or 10. hated the game then.
Tried playing when I was 16 and the game left me indifferent.
Tried it again at 25 and just loved it. So here I am.
I am still too weak a player to join the local club, plus, those guys don't even consider meeting at an acceptable time (i.e. late enough for me to get there after work).
Oh well. Let's play :)