One thing that my generation has in common with today's kids is the love of games. While many young hipsters of today wouldn't know mumblety-peg from jack rocks, most every cool kid out there
would be up for a game of spin the bottle. Kissing games never seems to go out of style. I wonder why?
As a conversation starter, I've found this game helpful. It could be called "choices" or perhaps "choose one." Given a choice between two things by one player, the second player chooses one and explains the reasoning behind their choice. A typical choice might be hamburger or hot dog. A player might say hamburger, because I love beef and you never know what you're getting with a hot dog.
For the next question, roles are reversed so that the person delivering the first answer now gets to
ask the question. After a few minutes, depending on the intimacy level of the players, or perhaps
the desired intimacy level, the questions can quickly go from innocent to downright raunchy or even
Young girls, left alone with their peers, quickly move from Bobby or Lee as the choices to such
variations as tongue or no tongue, blue eyes or green eyes, condom or no condom, circumcised or uncircumcised. Being wholly dependent on my sources (young ladies who may or may not be trying to shock the old guy) I cannot swear as to the truth of all those choices. I wouldn't doubt most of them
though. Many young girls are just as crude as boys these days.
When the guys are among girls, sexual innuendo choices are popular. Top or bottom? Kiss it
or lick it? Fuzz or fair? The last one purports to be a choice of facial hair or not, though some
insist it refers to the degree of hair on the young ladie's, well, you know what. Honestly, would I make
this stuff up? When the boys are together, the choices change greatly and sometimes grossly.
Big boobs or little boobs? Big boobed ugly girl or small boobed pretty girl? Guys have such one track minds, sometimes. Oh yes, gross choices were mentioned. Drink Mr. T's sweat or suck on used gym socks? Mr. T is still a revered cultural icon recognized across the generations. Why this gross choice
still features him after all these years instead of a more recent sports, action or wrestling personality,
I do not know.
Sometimes I feel like I'm playing a one-sided choice game with God. Can you imagine, being in the presence of the Almighty, the Creator of all things and having to explain your choices? An angel might ask, "Good or evil?" I stutter and tremble. "Uhh, well, I tried to be good, but to be honest," I finally whisper, "I didn't do very well. " "Never mind, I already know that choice," says the angel. "Next choice,
Jesus Christ or Satan?" he asks. "Jesus," I cry, "I chose Jesus." "We have a winner," says the angel.
The thing is, you don't have to imagine this game with God. You're going to play it. Lorefans, please don't get me wrong, I take the eternal destination of souls, the ultimate choice, very seriously. Literally, you are being asked, heaven or hell. It will be one or the other. Get a King James Bible and read the details. Find a church. If you know how to pray, ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins and save your soul. We're all sinners, but Jesus died on the cross to save all who accept his as their Saviour.