Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Trashy Shorts: It Was a Stupid Game, Anyway

At my sister-in-law’s house on Thanksgiving, two of my nieces sat down next to me.  One of them looked at me and said, “Aunt Shay, we’re playing a game and we want you to play, too.  But you can’t cuss.”

I rolled my eyes.  “Whatever, you guys.  I’m not that trashy that I can’t cuss for 10 minutes,” I said, taking a big slurp from my mixed drink.

“Okay,” the older of the two said, excitedly grabbing her pencil and pad of paper.  “Give us a word that starts with A.”

“Asshole!” I shouted, proud of myself for coming up with one so quickly.  Then, realizing my error: “DAMMIT!”

That’s when I knew that this game wasn’t right for me.  “Okay, I quit,” I said, finding my straw with my mouth and taking another drink.

My younger niece gave her older sister a look. “Told you,” she said.

I glared at her.  “Why did you even ask me?  It’s like you were setting me up to fail on purpose.”

Kids these days.


  1. I don't know Shay, it sounds like your two nieces were playing a game behind a game. There might have even been money on whether you could follow the rules or not.

  2. I made $20 off the one who said you COULD do it without cussing. Thanks Shay!!

  3. How are they supposed to learn about those words and learn self control of when not to say them?? Sheesh!