Great Rummikub players are the ones who can enter that zen state where they can just look at all those numbers and then start flying around moving things around until poof, they win.~Clint Walker.
The rain is raining. True, it's our wet season but the rain puts the beach & the bush both out of bounds. The beach is just unpleasant but the bush is full of leeches. Perhaps to short circuit the Star yodelling the whole village into insanity my mother dragged out the Rummikub tiles & suggested we play a round or two. Growing up the family game of choice was 500 & I can still play a mean hand of 500 but despite the number of children we own, as a family we have never been much into board games & what was played tended to be chess. We had our own tournament going through any wet holidays though inevitably Liddy & Dino were wiped out fairly quickly & the tin tacks came down to Theo & Joss who were both incredibly competitive & stubborn.
I'm not sure my mother will ever ask Star & I to play Rummikub again. Have you ever played? If so you will know all the little tiles have numbers on them. That alone is enough to do my head in but nothing loath I was prepared to have a go despite the fact, like Gin, you need a run & 3o points to go down. If I have to count above 10 I'm in trouble ~ so I was in trouble before the first tile went down. My mother does not normally have trouble with numbers but I think Star & I have done for her, Star & I both being *numerically challenged*. Star became completely dyslexic & incapable of putting any of her tiles down in sequence because she knew what she meant. Sadly this lack of sequencing did not bother me ~ but then I was chronically putting down runs that were missing essential numbers in the sequencing. Let's just say it was not Star who noticed!
Naturally my mother cleaned the pair of us up with very little trouble.
Meanwhile the men are holding down the fort & attempting to comfort two cats who have completely lost the plot & blame Dearest, or so Dearest says, for my absence.