Are you ok? I mean... you can stop reading if you need to. Just wanted to warn everybody... I think the post is still worthwhile.
What the post IS about is the amazing game that I invented. The Game. Seriously, it's awesome. And I'm going to share it with ya'll for free.
So here's how it goes:
You take turns saying extremely boring things to each other.
You lose the round if you repeat something you previously said, if you accidentally say something interesting, or if you laugh at what the other person said. The loser gets to start the next round. You feeling this? For example, a typical round might run something like:
Player 1: Yesterday morning I made my bed, but this morning I didn't.
Player 2: I have a pen at my desk and it has a lid on it
Player 1: Every day when I get to work, I pick up my badge and clip it onto the front of my jacket. The badge has my face on it."
Player 1: I just lost.
Player 2: Awesome. I rock at this game. Your turn.
A couple of other zingers that I've dished out (or been dished) include:
"Today I brought lunch to work in a small tupperware. Around noon I took the tupperware down to the kitchen and put it in the microwave. When I first took it out, it wasn't hot, so I stirred it and microwaved it some more.
"This morning I made myself tea by taking a bag out of its package and putting it in a cup, and adding hot water"
"I walked back to work after lunch, but upon arriving at the building, I found that the door was locked. I took out my key, put it in the lock and turned, and then opened the door and went in."
I've only done this with two players at a time, but it could be extended to multiple players. It's mostly an internet/chat/text type of game - I don't know what happens if you try to play it in person. Probably you lose more often. But I mean that's the best part, right? If you win, man, you WON! And that's awesome. If you lose, it's because you accidentally had fun. Who can be sad about that?
If you don't "get" the game... well, I can't explain why it's funny. Not everybody's kind of humor, I guess. But it sure makes me happy.