We had a couple over for a game night last weekend. We had never spent time with them socially, but how can you go wrong with board games?
Apparently, board game success depends on the season.
As I served the appetizers, the guy asked if we could turn on the television. I thought he wanted to check a game score or something. No problem.
Turns out, there was a marathon of all the different Christmas cartoons from when we were kids. I understand that when we were little that these shows were only on once a year, but that's what VCRs were for. Hell, that's what DVRs are for now.
Since our family obviously has different ideas of social etiquette than others, let me lay some ground rules for the next couple we invite over:
- If you come over for game night, let's play a game. If you want to come over for cartoon marathon night, I am totally down with that, but I want to be prepared.
- If you want to watch something on TV while you are here, I am cool with it as long as you do not interrupt conversation by quoting the film that no one else is watching.
- If you cannot live without your TV program, go out and buy a fucking DVR. It will change your life, I swear to god.
- If you are too cheap to upgrade, break out your old VCR and learn to program the damned thing.