Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Why Adults Can't Play

Seriously, adults cannot play the same way kids can. I mean look what happened to Michael Jackson when he tried. Ok…bad example. But check it out…

Sleep Over

When was the last time you asked your friends over for a sleep over? Yep, I thought so…the last time you had friends. When I was single I asked all the hawt coworkers over for a sleepover and for some reason Human Resources (HR) wanted to talk to me…

I mean let’s face it; the only adults sleeping over were either people too drunk to leave your party (and will never be invited again), out of town relatives that you can’t wait until they leave, or in-laws that you are planning an early departure from this world for…

Swing

The trouble when you are an adult is that everything takes on a new meaning. You can’t just go around and ask people if they want to go ‘swing’ with you! You’ll end up back in the HR department explaining you only meant to go over to the playground. Either that or you’ll end up in a tacky condo with Hans the bi spanking king and Veronica the whip goddess.

Tag

No, you can’t play tag either. First of all, it would invade our personal bubble space and second of all, what if you accidentally tag them ‘there’. OMG…back in HR…

You could call tagging in blogging an adult pursuit; but most of us find it obnoxious to be tagged in the blogging world. It doesn’t really count as play…

Face it…you can’t go back again and you can’t hold onto it. It’s like trying to trick or treat when you are 17; you know you’re too old and so does everyone you try and get candy from. Trust me, I’ve tried every way to extend this…I would go to the banks trick or treating and do you think they threw me a stack of $20 bills ever? No…..

34 comments:

NYD said...

Well I see what you mean, but while I don't want to kick the can I sure wouldn't mind playing doctor.

The Incredible Woody said...

I play house everyday. I still haven't mastered it.

VE said...

nyd - Yea...asking to play doctor just gets you back in the HR department again. Now Kick the can...good one...not as much fun.

incredible woody - Now that one sounds like it was an evil trick on the part of the parents to train children to do chores later. "Lets play house" and then they proceed to imitate cooking and cleaning...yeah, right!

Quirkyloon said...

VE, me thinks that your "artistic" post today is imitating your life!

haha

I think you and the HR people are pretty tight by now!

Jeff said...

Yeah but the reason you never got anything from the banks was probably because you dressed up as a bank robber for your costume. Duh.

Mother Theresa said...

But we can play other games, which can be, um, so much more interesting. Oh, by the way...tag, you're it. ;)

leelee said...

I still Swing...in the old fashioned way...see here's the thing...when your spouses daughter has 7 kids..you can play all you want...

I'm a whiz at Candyland, pretty decent a ring a rosie and dig swinging...it makes my tummy flip though..

HUGS!!

iamnot said...

I got invited to a sleep over with a co-worker on a recent business trip.
I declined because I'm married and because she (the co-worker) is a complete loon...but mostly because she's a complete loon.

VE said...

quirkyloon - Yeah, I should have just gone to work for the HR department by then. But the idea of actually working...uggh! I prefer just getting paid instead...

jeff - It's those little details that always get me! I was just in the bank yesterday in another part of town and they had that bullet proof glass between the teller and me. I had a funny conversation with the teller about it and even told him I WAS going to rob the bank but changed my mind after seeing the glass and so I just made a deposit instead...

mother theresa - Ha ha...well WE can't but I know where you're going with that! Tagged? Are you sure you want to risk tagging me? You've seen how I address tagging. You realize should I actually do it you'll be subjected to my gnomes!

leelee - Ah, grandkids. Well Leelee...hard to argue with that equation. I'm to the grandparent stage yet at all. It's very unfortunate too because when my kids cry...I can't give them back!

iamnot - I'll bet you visualized the whole scenario before declining though! ha ha ha Go on admit it. You know...people are actually naked under their clothes!! ha ha ha I have that same scenario but with super models. No wonder I don't get much accomplished...

ReformingGeek said...

LOL! Ah, but we can play Hide 'N' Seek and Chase and Dress-up and.....maybe I'd better stop.

Mike said...

Also, when you shoot a bb at your friends, they get mad. Even it it WAS only two pumps.

VE said...

reforminggeek - You know...you got me there. Everytime the wife suggests cleaning up around the house we play hide-and-seek. I hide (without telling her) and she seeks until I'm caught and have to help.

mike - Ha ha. Yeah, I think it's that second pump that does it!

MJ said...

Maybe we should bring back tag as adults. I think when I stopped playing tag was when I stopped being thin.

iamnot said...

I tried, but I haven't seen a woman naked in so long that I didn't have much to go on.

VE said...

mj - At my kids former grade school they weren't allowed to play tag out in the field or on the playground. It's such a litigation protective politically correct world out there now...

Bonnie the Boss said...

Maybe that is why we are all big stress cases! We need to skip and run and play jacks and ( no not with jack, don't go there.) You know be more uninhibited.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Megan said...

I don't wanna grow up...

EmmaK said...

point taken, but the kids game 'hunt the thimble' can be adapted to an adult game called 'hunt the salami' or 'thimble' if your penis is on the smallish side.

Roy Scribner said...

What? I still play tag. Of course, it's called "commuting" in adult-speak, but it's the same game.

Bee said...

I used to play all those games with some of the guys I worked with. I married one of them.

VE said...

iamnot - Point taken. I'll ship a couple super models overnight to you...look for the large container that says 'fragile'

bonnie - Look at it this way; where can adults go and play like kids? There really aren't a lot of Chuck E. Cheese like play things for adults. I actually had a lot of ideas on that subject and almost pursued a business idea on the subject. I find it strange that there are only bars, sports, video games, gambling and movies/concerts/shows as the general adult play locales.

megan - Me neither...and as you've seen from my blog...I haven't much.

emmak - ha ha. Salami in this case. But you know...in that game I'd only want to be the huntee, not the hunter and I'd be kinda selective about who is allowed to play that game. And I'm guessing the wife would have an opinion on it too! ha ha

roy - Of course the key to that is 'are you having fun playing it?' In the case of commuting, I don't think so...

bee - Married one? Oh Bee...I don't think you grasped the fundamentals of the game based on that outcome! ha ha

Giggle Pixie said...

I'm not really an adult, but I play one in real life.

Quickroute said...

Swingers, Taggers, Sleepovers - sounds like a car key swing swap to me

Serena said...

I play every day at being a grownup, but you're right. Sleepover invites might invite the wrong kind of reputation, while accepting a swing invitation could well lead to unintended consequences. What the heck CAN we play these days?:)

colbymarshall said...

As a dancer, I am always sure to put "dancing" after swing ;-)

Alex L said...

Some people would say the adult swinging is more fun though

Anette said...

Yes its a bit sad isn't it. But on the other hand, if one (like me) don't care to much about what others think, I can still play with my kids, and do all the things I like. The real problem is approaching now that they think they're to old for it(12,15), and they don't want to play with me!!

Chris Wood said...

The tacky condo deal sounds good. What, your banks never respond well to Trick or Treating?

Terrible.

Dee said...

you get pulled into HR a lot don't cha?

Carla said...

Yep, hard to go back to some things...but we can always try.

VE said...

giggle pixie - It's a tough role to take on too

quickroute - You seem to know far too much about that stuff! ha ha

serena - Hookey from work!

colby - That helps... I think

alex - Who, Paris Hilton? Pamela Anderson?

anette - I know the feeling. You'd think they were getting root canal just to play a boardgame with the family...

chris - I know, that's why the banking industry is going under here you know!

dee - I have a second desk there!

carla - Trying is the key

Anette said...

Exactly! Is that why we're approaching the age when it's common to try to find our old playmates and classmates and arrange reunions?

justacoolcat said...

But sleep over swing tag is always acceptable, right?

VE said...

anette - Not THAT kind of reunion though! ;)

justacoolcat - Yes, I think creative combinations over-write all other rules...