Sunday, June 24, 2007
"Bigger & Better" all started with Chris taking a special liking to the "one red paper clip" story recorded here. We had our church group give it a shot! The rules were going to be a little bit trickier than the true story. We only had an hour, we couldn't visit anyone we knew personally, and we couldn't visit two homes on the same street! First we drew names and divided ourselves into two teams. Myself, Amanda, Liz, Kaydee, and Bella formed team one. Chris, Beth, Paul, Tommy, and Emma formed team two(the bad guys). The game started with a blue FSB Church pen. The point of the game was to get the biggest and best thing by bartering from the pen up. This is how the game went.
Right away Team one (the goodguys) found a nice lady who offered to trade a tealight for our pen. Deal! We walked into a couple closed doors and some non-english speakers but pressed forward. We then encountered a nice family that gave us what looked like an antique baking pan with some fish molds. So, we traded for the tealight! That was a pretty cool trade, but not good enough! Our judges are tough, and are opponents included Christopher "Pablo" Guess. He probably already had an entertainment center or something, we needed to continue on. Next, We found a tatooed dude that was willing to participate. I proposed he donate his new BMW, but he was a bit reluctant. Instead, he gave us an alluminum skateboard he thought to be limited edition. later we found It was valued at $50-70 on the net. Well, We took it! This is where the game got a bit tricky. We should have just stopped there but we felt we had to tred on for the win. The next doorbell we rung revealed a teen who had a serious interest for our skateboard deck. Bingo! His offer was a breadmaker. Wow! it looked like a pretty good breadmaker, it was big. "Sure!" We traded the deck for the breadaker.
This is what they don't teach you at church... Nobody wants a Breadmaker!! and we simply couldnt shake that breadmaker(it was a kitchen appliance!!). We pressed on. Soon we ran into a friendly couple that wanted to help us out. A bit too friendly, they chatted away precious time, probably about 15-20 minutes until they presented a hearing device for the deaf. That's "better", more "unique", right?! it helps people, ok we'll do it! Leaving the home we started to realize the harsh reality that nobody would want the headset. Nevermind that, time was ticking and we needed some good trading material, we had a headset to ditch. We ended up trading to get rid of the headset and got stuck with a crockpot. Surely there was time for one more trade... Nope, Game Over! Time was out and we ended our night with a crockpot. bummer! Chris and team would surely win...
...We came home to Chris and the evil "Team two" to find an Entertainment Center strapped down in the back of their truck!! aaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!! BUT WAIT, its not over til its over. We still had the judging, and this wasn't any crockpot...haha
"This crockpot served Ronald Reagan though the term of his presidency. It pulled us out of the cold war and later went on to provide supper for a poor family as a gift from Ronald himself! Finally the crockpot would bring our bigger&better team to a solid unity and trust relationship, a gift from the youngest son of the struggling family."
Yep. We were definitely the Winners!! Sorry Team two... Wahahaha
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