February 28: Around the World board game, Cranberry Woods candle, Single-sized merlot and wine glass, and 2 sacks of nuts

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - Posted by 366 White Elephants at 11:43 PM
Given to Kathy from Joe.

Seeing this Around the World game reminded me of something that happened several years ago.  I was celebrating New Year's Eve at my college roommate's condo with him and some people I didn't know very well.  To help bring the New Year in with a bang, we were playing some variety of Scattergories/Cranium/Guesstures.  And I fear I did at least one thing that will forever haunt me.

Again, I don't remember the exact game, but you had to figure out who was who based on clues you were given.  There was this guy in the corner of the room who I pegged as the nurse the whole game.  He kept denying it and all the clues out there said he should have been the taxi driver or something like that.  I kept trash talking the whole time and said words to the effect of "I know a male nurse when I see one."  The game ends and guess who was the male nurse?  That guy!  Well, the bugger ended up going to nursing school shortly thereafter.  I had no idea how profound the power of suggestion was until that moment.   I should have said something like "rodeo clown".

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