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.

3 comments:

  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.

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

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

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