Saturday, February 23, 2013

What is Bingo?

Sorry, it's been awfully quiet over here. I can't believe it's been over a week since I last posted on my blog. We got lots of snow and it's been sooooo cold. I guess I have not felt all that chatty as of late. The weather is perfect for sitting around the house making little dolls.

There really have not been any exciting news. I wanted to write a post about bingo. Our family helped with a school fundraiser last weekend. I didn't know what it was until I found myself standing behind a counter selling "pickles" to a very strange assortment of people. Wow, was I lost. I could not believe that somebody would spend 100s of dollars on scratch tickets. I am not sure how to put it all into words but I learned some strange new lesson about American culture last weekend. The evils of gambling... And it is all legal and okay. Yup, do a fundraiser for your non-profit and take the money from a bunch of folks who are obviously suffering from a very strange addiction.

Can somebody please explain this to me? How is it fun to sit in a brightly neon lit room for 3 hours on end putting colored dots on pieces of paper with numbers? Maybe I'll have to play next time - instead of selling the tickets and pickles - to understand.

After I sobered up from the shock of working at the bingo parlor, I had to make some more little dolls as therapy.


Anonymous said...

You know, when you put it like that, I really have no idea.

germandolls said...

So far nobody has been able to. I think this subject needs further exploration...