Sunday, April 08, 2007

St. Peter Faces One Common Act of Dishonesty

If there's one thing that St. Peter has, does and will forever grant a waiver on?

Tetherball.

It's not like cheating at tetherball is a major sin, but he has to leave it off the highlight ("lowlight?") reel of transgressions by default.

Everybody is guilty of it. Everyone has palmed or held the ball. Everyone has tripped or bumped into their opponent. Or stepped on their toes...not by accident.

And Lord help the short opponent, be it friend or foe, stranger or sibling. You never gonna get a chance to hit it as you are are being manically laughed at.

Tetherball brings out the worst in us all.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous slurp said...

omg, i didn't know what was Tetherball until i googled for it. is the cheating in these games real bad? i mean what's the point of winning a game by cheating.

Mon Apr 09, 09:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Slurp,

It's a kid's game and unfortunately, taller or more skilled kids take advantage of smaller and less skilled kids. Then when the other kids become taller or more proficient, they do the exact same thing.

Mon Apr 09, 10:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dale said...

Father forgive me for I have sinned.

Mon Apr 09, 01:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Beth said...

Will you respect me in the morning if I admit I've never tetherballed?

Mon Apr 09, 08:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Dale,

You are forgiven. Knowing your history, I understand that anything you had done of execrable or heinous natures, was done under the influence of sugar.

Beth,

Absolutely. In Californian schools, the frequency of tetherball courts are completely random and the logic behind their placement, would make Stephen Hawking blow a gasket trying to figure it out.

Mon Apr 09, 09:04:00 PM PDT  

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