1/15/09

Poor Brother A: Carnival

There is a particular brother A among us who has an older sister L, who is also among us. These are the stories from Brother A's past.

Brother A and Sister L's family went to Circus Circus one day, and after coming back, Sister L said, "Hey, why don't we make our rooms into a carnival game place?"

"Ohhh! That's a good idea!" said brother A.

"Yeah, you can make whatever carnival game you want in your room, and I will decorate my room with all these games, and then we can go to each others' room and play carnival games! With prizes and everything!" said sister L.

Excitedly, they went into their respective rooms and proceeded to move their toys to set up cups and targets. After about an hour of setup time, they were ready.

"Come to my carnival!" said brother A.

Sister L replied, "No, we take turns. You first come to my carnival, and then I will go to your carnival."

"Okay!" said brother A.

For the next 20 minutes, brother A gleefully played all the games in his older sister's room, winning a few pieces of candy while blowing his life-savings of $30.

"Now it's your turn!" said brother A.

"Sure!" sister L replied, walking over to her brother's room while pocketing the money earned.

Then she gave brother A one dollar, played one game and then said, "Your games are boring. I don't want to play anymore," and returned to her room.

For a moment, it occurred to brother A that he might have just been ripped off, but he looked at his room and thought, "Man, I should have made my games more fun."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

whew... i don't know whether to laugh or cry... or both. poor brother a...

lionelephant said...

awwwwwwwwwww. that's so sad. cute, innocent, but sad (and funny). hahahha

maurice said...

I love brother A's response. The eternal optimist. "I know there's a pony in here somewhere...!"