Good Loser

Is there such a thing?  Last night I lost at Pictionary.  Well, lost isn’t the right word.  My team stalled at the starting line while the other team raced around the track to uncontested success, did a victory lap, then nudged our stalled car off the track where it rolled into a pile of tires, burst into flame, then the tangled black wreckage was carted away and destroyed.

So yes, I am a sore loser.  With some of the drawings, I preferred to finish up after the time was up, just so I could at least have the feeling of satisfaction that my drawing was good.  While I would draw something in three-point perspective with full shading, the opposite team would draw a squiggly line and the other team member would shout out, “Double indemnity!  Yes!”  Then they would move forward on the board.  Yet again.

So I decided to help the other team by mumbling incorrect answers to try to get them to stray from the eventual solution.  Some of my helpful possible answers:

Removable warthog

Greco-Roman grappling


Quadruple indemnity


Trouser dingbat

Non-preventative maintenance




But you already know the outcome of this counter-intelligence propaganda campaign.  We lost.  But I am totally fine with that.


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6 comments on “Good Loser
  1. SRWood says:

    I think there's a momentum to losing. First you stumble, then your partner forgets how to speak, then YOU forget how to speak. It's unrecoverable!Now I'm off to engage in preventative destruction: breaking things before they have a chance to break on their own and disappoint me!

  2. Samanthropos says:

    We all know the 3D CAD drawings are no good in pictionary. Please tell me you partnered with Cristina…I can hear the sighs from here..!

  3. psoutowood says:

    I'll see if I can track down my brilliant file cabinet drawing or perhaps the shrunken head tryptch.

  4. doug says:

    remember when we asians whup your butt?!!!

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