Mark’s parents are in town. Well, not IN town but at a cottage (camp!) outside of the city. Last night we drove the 2o minutes to visit and, even though the scenery is very Ken Danby -esque, we avoided the junky weather by playing board games indoors. Everyone more or less enthusiastically took to Taboo. For those unfamiliar with this classic players are broken into teams and each person takes turns trying to get their team to guess words on a card. The kicker is that you have to describe it and can use personal anecdotes, etc. but each has a list of 5 ‘Taboo’ words that you cannot use. For example, in describing The Dark Knight you couldn’t say Gotham, Movie, Batman, the Joker, Heath Ledger (if only it was that up to date!)
All this explanation for one of the best moments of my life (in terms of hilarity). Mark and I made up one team and his parents and sister created the other. We were annoyingly good at the game using all types of shared experiences and anecdotes.
I get the word Career and it is up to Mark to guess.
Me: “I haven’t started this”
Mark (interrupting me): YOUR PERIOD!
His mom missed the comment however it wasn’t lost on anyone else. Best line ever, especially when remembering that Mark is a fairly introverted person (especially around his fam). I’m not sure how happy he is going to be with this story on the internet.