Monday, November 29, 2010

My Most Horrifying Experience EVAR

Warning that this entry is PG-13 for mind-numbingly embarrassing situations involving my mother.

This weekend, we had Scillius Maximus over for a game night. I love game nights. Game nights are totally SKULL. (And skulls = awesome, just in case you missed that.) But this weekend's game night reminded me of the most uncomfortable experience I have ever had, and I'm going to compound the discomfort by telling you all about it.

Freud would have a field day.

So here's the deal. Slayer and I were at my mom's house shortly after the Batson was born, and we'd brought along a new board game called ZINGERS. As far as I can tell, they don't make this game anymore, which is a pity. The concept's pretty simple: one person is the judge, and they randomly pick cards with a person and a situation. Everyone else has a bunch of cards with one liners, and they pick the funniest zinger for the situation.

For example, I might be the judge, and I'd pick Michael Jackson, and the situation: "You are shopping with _____, and he/she realizes their wallet is missing. He/she turns to you and says..." And you have to come up with the best one-liner for the situation from whatever you've got in your hand. If you've ever played APPLES TO APPLES, it's the same general idea, only with witty one liners.

With me so far? This is a long setup, but the humiliation is ohsoworthit.

So we were playing Zingers with my mom and her boyfriend, and I was the judge. And I ended up with THIS HORRIFYING CARD COMBO: "You're in the basement watching an adult film with YOUR MOM, and it turns out that she's in the movie! She turns to you and says..."

And I had to read this out loud. I know for a fact that my entire face was beat red, including my ears. Mom wasn't much better. But it got worse when my lovely husband played the following one-liner:

I'm still traumatized.


Angie Smibert said...

Thanks, oh Zombie Master. You've made me snarf tea this am--thus giving me the strength to finish tutoring. (The students often make me snarf, but not in a good way.) ;)

Tessa said...


My family is very fond of "that's what she said" and so I can completely relate to this.

Alissa said...

This is awesome, and I'm probably completely missing the point of your post because now I want to get my hands on a copy of Zingers.

Marsha Sigman said...

My mom would never have gotten that one
I have to find this game.

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

HAHAHA that was awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

OMG! I turned red just reading this and imagining MY mom...whoa! You have my sympathies...and yes, some quiet snorts, too. I love games like this...have you ever played Balderdash? That can be totally hilarious in the right family situation...

Unknown said...

Bless your, bless your, bless your heart. I think I would have ran out of the room screaming just to divert the attention from the said card to something else. Well, I have plenty of experiences like that. Many a Freudian slips. They keep it real though, right? Let's just say they do and keep it at that. :)

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