Thursday, August 18, 2005

Take your fun quite seriously.

I took ~K~ to a Laser Tag party. As I watched the teams, kids vs. dads, I was amazed at the tenacity of some of the players. The dads were way outnumbered but they won each round. And wore themselves out running around, exposing themselves (IN A GOOD/LEGAL WAY), letting the kids attempt to shoot them.

My daughter scored fairly well - right in the middle. Her strategy was to hide until an opposing team member came within range and then blast away.

But it was the aggressive children who scored the best. The ones who ran right out there, like the dads, risking themselves in order to attempt to score, who ultimately won points for their team.

And while I watched I was reminded of Tupperware parties. Surprised at that jump, huh? No really, the same strategies can be applied to Tupperware parties.

I absolutely love going to Tupperware parties. Why? Because of the games.

It took a while for me to catch on, but when I did - I started scoring big. I still come home with all the prizes: the magnets, the gadgets, the miniature products. I love them all. I want them all.

Now I'm not going to let you in on all the secrets to scoring at Tupperware parties. I still want the miniature products for myself. Keep in mind though, that it's not real life, it's only a game. And in order to win, you have to take a chance. Or two.

On second thought, it's a lot like real life. Only sometimes they play with fake money.

"You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere."
Charles F. Kettering (American engineer, inventor of the electric starter, 1876-1958)


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