Melissa WelbornUnited States
Larry has already written a description of our game-playing Friday night on Family Game night. What he omitted was the misguided attempt that I came up with to have everyone in the family vote for what game they wanted to play. I thought if everyone wrote down their number one and number two game to play, we could get a consensus.
First round: Four different games got number 1 votes, and four more different games got number 2 votes. There was absolutely no agreement or overlap. Our daughter is crazy for Chicken Cha Cha Cha, and voted for that and its sister Gulo Gulo. Our son wanted Defenders of the Realm and Power Grid (which we weren't sure they were ready for.) Larry chose Attika and The Downfall of Pompeii, and I chose Pickomino and Qwirkle. Lovely!
So in the second round of secret balloting, I decided to switch to Defenders of the Realm because I thought it's what Larry really wanted. Our son stayed with Defenders. Unbeknownst to us, our daughter switched to Pickomino, while Larry, feeling sorry for her, switched to Chicken Cha Cha Cha.
As Jeff Probst does on Survivor, we tallied the votes.....The son was happy because Defenders of the Realm got two votes. The daughter cried and cried, with deep racking sobs that no one ever wants to play her game. Larry asked her why she switched, which resulted in even more tears. I sense a round of chicken cha cha cha in our near future.
So much for brilliant ideas.