Thursday, April 05, 2007

About Bridge

I will not play Bridge.

I am sure Bridge is fun. I am equally sure I would not be good at it. It requires 'paying attention' and I seldom, rarely, never, pay attention when I'm playing cards. I am sure that I could learn to play, that is not the issue.

I just don't want to learn how to play. Maybe one day, I will suddenly have the desire to play Bridge. Maybe I will fall into a social circle that is fanatical about Bridge. Probably not.

The thing is, I have a finite amount of time. I have three young children. I have school. I have writing. I barely have time to eek out time for myself, or my husband and I. And this is the main point.

When I can finally eek out time for myself, or my husband and I, I do not want to squander it playing a card game I don't care about. I prefer to squander it at a restaurant. At the movies. At a book club. At a friend's home. Shoot, I'd prefer to spend it playing Bunco, if there were wine and cheese. I mean, Bunco isn't a game so much as something to do with your hands while you talk. I don't want to waste it on something I would have to take seriously, or learn, or think about.

Thank you.

P.S. No Bridge fans were hurt, maimed, tormented or bitched at during the making of this post.


Jean-Luc Picard said...

Bridge always looks immensely complicated to me.

Pageant Mom said...

I don't have the attention span to play almost any card game. Unless I'm drunk in vegas then I like playing blackjack. (but I've only been able to that three times in my whole life!!)

MommasWorld said...

Thinking of your story reminds me of when I had to live in the Midwest for a bit. Everyone there played a card game called Yuker (not sure of the spelling). I didn't want to learn, I didn't want to play. I couldn't play and talk and usually they put the couples on opposite teams. Not a really good idea when you want to spend some time with hubby. Since my divorce I have blocked all knowlege of Yuker forever he, he, he.

I did play card games like Rummy with my Grandma and my Mother when I was little. They said it was to improve my math skills. It did, and I wish I would have done the same with my girls. Funny thing is my son has no problem with math and he is the only one I taught to play rummy.

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