I wanted to play Scrabble tonight. But I lost. But Reed and Max brought The Game of Life out. Again.
But as usual, this game was anything but boring.
I got a phone call halfway into the game. When I left the table, I was a doctor with $100,000 salary, an expensive, stylish home, and a big old pile of money. When I came back, my salary was down to $20,000 (WTF?) and almost half my money was gone. I never did get an explanation about where it all went. I suspect it was split amongst some of my opponents.
Max won with $1.8 million. Andrew came in second at just over a cool mil with Reed barely behind. I was the big loser. Sigh.
But here’s the thing. I heard more about their days, their friends, their football game, their thoughts during this Game of Life than I’d heard in a long time.
So it really IS all about spending time together.