Dedicated to the kids at the Harvest Party, especially the ten-year-old boy who showed up thinking (like me) that the game called "Hamster Bowling" might be something different than it was.
Worker (holding up a purple ball with a live hamster in the middle and pointing down the "lane" to a pyramid of stacked cups): Who thinks the purple ball will win?
Kid: Me! Me! I get to go first!
Worker (holding up the blue plastic ball, which also has a hamster in it): Who thinks the blue ball will win?
Kid: Me! Me! Give me the ball!
Worker: You realize that you don't get to actually throw the hamster, right? We're going to let them roll down there themselves and knock the cups down.
Kid: WHAT? That's no fun!
A childhood friend of mine had one of those hamster balls. We never did hamster bowling but we did get a good deal of entertainment from the cat swatting at and attacking the ball. I'm sure that hamster was never quite the same after that.ReplyDelete