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Wow, Bev---very succinct, but I find that last one REALLY DEPRESSING....
Well, remember, it's only a "section of the playing board". There are lots of good squares you can land on, too. Unfortunately, it is very much a game of chance...
Wonderful. I would only comment that, for me, being fired for not fitting in (and it happened several times) was anything but the end of the game. It's what saved me from futile attempts at fitting in and gave me the impetus to make my own career and my own company.
Friendly greetings Bev! Heard about your blog from Slate magazine... that MAD cover cracked me up oodles, and your parodic pictures really add memorability to your posts. I have Asperger's Syndrome and just wanted to say thank-you... ! T'care.
I'm thinking that the "Division of Normalcy" that endorsed the game are the ones that made the consequence for firing "Game Over". When I get the game, I'm changing that space to a "Lose 6 spaces".Losing a job is a definite downer, but no one should feel that when it happens the game's over.Joe
Hi Bev, thanks for the "aunt" space! I agree with VAB and Club 166 that losing a job is not the end of the world and can sometimes turn out for the best. Still, that doesn't excuse discrimination against people who don't fit in, and your game certainly makes that point.
By popular demand, being fired from a job is no longer the end of the game.I was thinking of "game" as in "rat race", "keeping up with the Jones' sort of way. I realize now this was unclear, and don't want to be making a fatalistic statement about this sort of thing.Thanks to all of you who pointed this out. You will all be included in any royalties earned :)
That's great Bev. I think that anyone who does not pick the train as a playing piece should be automatically disqualified.
LOL, Lori... But the train didn't have enough color. I think my son would've picked the Einstein, being that the Little Eistein dolls are his current favorite toys to line up.
Multiple Einstein dolls? Lucky boy, that one!
When I was in 8th grade history, we had to get into groups and make a game board like shoots and ladders, but the game is from the perspective of a factory worker in the early 20th century or late 19th century (I elected to work alone, of course). The point of the assignment was to show that it was a tough game to win. This seems very apt. And hilariously depressing, too.
I've been on the last space. But it landed me in the second to last space
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