Those of you who follow my blog know that my husband and I are Scrabble addicts. We are very competitive and our final scores are often very close.
Recently I beat my husband by just 15 points. He decided he wanted to add the scores again to make sure no mistake had been made. While I was more than glad to do this, I said to be fair if we were going to check the scores of this game, we would need to check those games where I lost by just 15 points.
So I agreed with his new rule. Going forward any game where there was a difference of 20 points or less, we would add up the scores again.
He may regret making that rule.
This week we played a game and when it ended he was ahead of me by just five points. I insisted he check the scores again.
To his great disappointment he found that he had made an addiction mistake in his score giving him ten more points than he should have.
By subtracting those ten points, I now won the game by just five points.
So be careful what you want to change – it may turn against you.
(And I’m still laughing at this!)