Adventures in the Lone Star State

Pumpkin Stealing

About a week ago, my ward decided to implement an activity where each condo received a small pumpkin. The goal was to accumulate (i.e., steal) as many pumpkins as possible. You could hide it anywhere on the main floor of you condo, but not in bedrooms (some condos are only one story, unlike my condo). The goal of the activity was to foster interaction between ward members and to have fun.

Well, it’s hard to say if these goals have been met. My roommates have gotten really into the game. It appears that lots of people hate my roommates because they have stolen a fair number of pumpkins and been a bit extreme at times (the all-time low of the activity is when one friend got bitten by another person, who shall remain anonymous). To make matters worse, nobody has been able to steal a pumpkin from my condo, even though my roommates have given them a few opportunities to search the condo. They have gone as far to tell them a specific location (e.g., it’s in this corner of the kitchen, it’s within one foot of the wall, etc.) I found it particularly amusing when we were staring at one of the pumpkins and nobody found it. I can’t say that I’ve done much to steal pumpkins. Last night, I spent about 10 minutes trying to help people steal pumpkins, but then I went back to doing homework. My participation has primarily been making sure that the condo is locked down 24 hours a day.

The activity ends tonight and we’re excited to reveal our hiding spots. I am sure some people will say that we went beyond the rules of the game.

Lessons Learned

  • Stealing is OK
  • Breaking and entering is acceptable
  • Ruthless competition is the name of the game

OK, so I don’t believe these lessons.

October 30th, 2007 at 12:00 pm


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