The game was simple: tell the three most shocking things about yourself.
We had some thinks before beginning, and even more thinks. Then, we began.
“Okay,” Schwarz Tauptinker said. “You start first, chickit!”
“Find,” this professor said. “First shocking thing: I once shot myself in the head with a BB gun.”
Schwarz laughed–which might have been vexing. “Not sure how you’d manage that. Here’s mine: I never drink water when I’m thirsty.”
That was a stopper.
“What’s that mean exactly?” I asked.
“Not part of the game!”
“Okay, okay… Second thing: I once travelled across a barren wasteland just so I could think about what a fruitful wasteland would look like.”
Schwarz scrunched up his brow. “Nah…do I believe that? No!”
“Too bad,” this professor said. “Your turn.”
“I was once attacked by a mutant bee…”
“You’re making this up now!”
“I’m not even going to finish playing, dadblameit!”
“You must, chickit!”
“Fine: I’m a shrub.”
Schwarz shook his head. “Lie. Here’s my third: I once shot myself in the head with a…”
I left before he could finish.