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Daily Prompt: The Game

"So tell me again the purpose of this game?"He rolled his eyes in that way I hated oh so much. "If it's played for money, the purpose is to get as much as possible from the other teams. If not, then it's just to win." I nodded with a bit of fake enthusiasm, the smile hurting my face; I struggled to remember the names, much less the rules of each, and he hated it. Once, I'd moved to put a card down and changed my mind and he roared, "Hey! You do that in a real game, you could get shot!"Really?! I could get shot for changing my mind? In the course of a game that is supposed to be for fun? Riiight.

The Daily Prompt asks

What activity, task, or game most brings out your competitive streak?

I haven't been particularly competitive at any point in my life. I have never been good in sports, tried playing music and that wasn't it. Was never much for team sports on television either; I am amazed at how much the players make and how much tickets cost to see a game, for which I earn no residuals...My first husband liked playing cards--I truly couldn't remember names (I remember Poker but that's due more to casino conversation...) much less rules. Frankly, I just didn't care enough to keep track.Competition? Not so much.

For Me?!? The Sunshine Award!

Picture It & Write, 24 March 2013: Trial & Error