April 10, 2012
So I was recently invited by my friend Christina to play a little game known as BUNCO. She invited me last month to be a substitute player as you need 12 ladies to play this game. I had a wonderful time learning the game, which I had never played. Meeting new people and getting out of the house.
Yesterday I was surprised to hear from Christina that they needed subs *that's BUNCO ladies slang for substitute* for tonight's game and if I was interested in joining them? I was more than eager to join them as the past 2 weeks of the boys Spring Break left no personal time for myself.
Now the first time I played BUNCO with this group was the previous month as I stated before. There were 2 ladies who didn't seem to warm up to either myself or another sub named Karen. When asked by the other ladies of the group if we, Karen and I, would be interested in being permanent members instead of subs both these ladies spoke up and reminded the other women of the group that they needed to first check with the absent women to see if they were truly no longer interested in playing BUNCO and being permanent members. Fair enough but let me point out that these women Karen and I were subbing for had missed several monthly games in a row.
So at last night BUNCO game I found myself subbing with Karen again. Whom may I mention I adore right off the bat. She is a naturally warm person who is friendly to everyone. She has this wonderful life motto maybe you've heard of it? Treat people as you would like to be treated. I'm telling you Karen is brilliant!!
Back to the story.
We also had I think 2 more subs but most defiantly 1. Now at the beginning of the evening the ladies of the group were discussing a member who again had not shown up for the evenings game. They had made phone calls and sent emails and were finally able to reach her. They had briefly discussed her interest in the group but were not completely clear if she was no longer playing with the group. I thought it was obvious she wasn't playing anymore when she stated it was "just something she couldn't put her time into" but since she didn't say "I'm out of the group" or "I'm not playing anymore" they decided they needed to ask her again.
So the game is over they are trying to calculating who has won the big money prize when snarky women #1 announce to the ladies after my and Karen's names are once again offered by the other ladies as permanents and/or subs that "You guys don't need to just invite your friends we have subs on the list that should be called first you guys." I looked at Karen and said "OUCH! oh that's nice."
Then snarky#1 says that they need to talk to the absent ladies and double check if they in fact are no longer a part of the group. Snarky#2 says to snarky#1 that the sub they clearly had a preference for wanted to be permanent group member and they added her! Now next months game is being hosted by the new member in her home.
Now they did take our information once more, if it made it in the BUNCO folder who knows. These women clearly have some kind of aversion to me and clearly take their BUNCO game and possible club members responsibilities very seriously.
I hope you find this post as funny as I do. Who knew BUNCO was so serious?!?!
FACT: If you don't play BUNCO you have no housewife street cred.