Saturday, July 12, 2008

Public Service Announcement

If you are playing Monopoly and you land on that square where you have to pay either $200 or 10% of all your money, just put down the $200 and get on with the fucking game. Because, you know, the money is not real and no one cares anyway. And while you're counting your money out and then doing the percentage math, everyone is annoyed because you're taking so long and they also sort of assume that you're cheating because they are too bored to count with you, and what kind of freak wouldn't cheat if given the chance, anyway.

And even if you're not cheating and everyone waits out your international banking machinations, they will think you're super cheap, because I repeat--WHO DOES THAT WITH FAKE MONEY?

This is all hypothetical, of course, directed to no one in particular. And completely on a separate topic, I love and adore and admire my husband.


Blogger wfbdoglover said...


$200 bucks, unless you are holding less than $400 for sure!

July 12, 2008 at 2:04 PM  
Anonymous sdl said...

There is a good reason why Monopoly was always referred to in my family as Quarrelopoly, and also a good reason why I have never played it again since playing it with my sister-in-law who is also extremely fond of pretend money.

July 12, 2008 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Marinka said...

thank you, WFB and SDL for confirming that I am right and everyone who disagrees with us is wrong. And possibly insane!

July 12, 2008 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Is he still alive?

July 12, 2008 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Marinka said...

If you call that living.

July 12, 2008 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Is that creepy little guy's picture still on the cards? I couldn't get past that when we played.

July 12, 2008 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Marinka said...

Yes, and he has a tampon.

July 12, 2008 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

In our house growing up, cheating was expected in Monopoly. It was good to be banker, because then it was easier to pilfer the big bucks. ; )

July 13, 2008 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger Marinka said...

Lol, I've been the banker at our place ever since my six year old started commingling her funds with bank money. I don't cheat at banking because I am trying to lead by moral example. And they always catch me.

July 13, 2008 at 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Jon Kendrick said...

haha, you're obviously not a competitive game player. My wife and I play Monopoly to THE DEATH! who cares if it's fake money if it'll win you bragging rights?

July 13, 2008 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...


I posted on it this week, too.

July 13, 2008 at 11:14 PM  
Anonymous peajaye said...

sodomite-partnerinka does this too when he plays with our 8 year old niece. AND he instructs her on how to do it for herself when she lands there. they can't help themselvs.

February 20, 2009 at 12:26 PM  

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