Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Skip You, Back To Me.

Heading back to my apartment last night, the sidewalk on my street was covered with a fallen deck of Uno cards.  If Hansel and Gretel's ill-fated walk through the woods had been sponsored by Mattel, this definitely would have been their trail. Every three steps, a 9, a Wild Card, Uno logo, a 2, Uno logo, Uno logo. 

It's lucky that so many of them were face down.  Had I come across any Reverse cards, I probably wouldn't have made it home.    

6 comments:

Pamplemousse said...

and yet, had you come across a "skip" card, your journey home could have been that much more jaunty...

Jess said...

Oh, well I totally skipped home. Was that not clear?

Macnabbs said...

This is obviously the work of some supervillain who specialises in torturing neurotic people or compulsive gamblers. Take a careful look around you and watch for the discarded playing cards stuck in hedges, the occasional monopoly piece left casually in a hotel doorway and, most pernicious of all, the heavily leaded buckeroo mule placed on the seat of a jostling, rattling subway carriage, just ready to BUCKEROO at any moment.

It’s behaviour like that that started the Great Ker-Plunk Riot of ’96.

The Rodeo Princess said...

I keep thinking, what if it had been PIGS? You know, that game where you put the pigs in the trebuchet and they fly around the room?

I once found a shoe with HELP written on the sole. Haunted me for years.

Macnabbs said...

RP – On the shoe issue, was it a man’s dress shoe for the left foot?

The most likely explanation is that he wore it to his wedding. Certain types of groom (notably the English comedian and comedy club owner Malcolm Hardee) think it’s hilarious to have ‘help’ written on the sole of the left shoe and ‘me’ written on the sole of the right. Hence, when they kneel at the altar, it sends a message to the congregation.

Who promptly hurl hymn books and hassocks at him for being such an insensitive goit.

pilgrimchick said...

Wow--it has been a long time since I've played Uno. I miss that.