Thursday, May 17, 2007

UU Drinking Game

While we're on week o'snark, can anyone help me come up with a UU drinking game? One that would apply to most churches?

To begin:

* When someone uses the term "disenfranchised" to refer to internal church dealings, take a drink
* When someone requests a ruling from Roberts Rules of Order, take a drink
* When someone says, "I was a founding member of this church ...," take a drink
* When someone begins an argument over whether you should have "Joys and Concerns," take a drink
* When someone uses the term "power hungry" to describe any Board members in your church, take a drink
* When someone demands a list of your sources for any new policy, take a drink
* When someone says, "We tried that before, it didn't work," take a drink
* When someone says, "Our services aren't spiritual enough," take a drink
* When someone says, "That speaker/minister just wants us to become a Christian church," take a drink
++ If the speaker/minister used the word 'God,' but didn't use any Christian words or allusions, take two drinks
* When someone says, "I respect your inherent worth and dignity, BUT ..." take a drink
* When someone says the minister/president/worship chair/janitor has a secret agenda, take a drink
* When someone says, "Back in the sixties, we ... ," take a drink
* When someone says, "Drinking games promote alcoholism," -- take two drinks

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

These are quite amusing.

I especially like the "I respect your inherent worth and dignity, but..."

Luckily, in New England, there isn't much talk of "I was a founding member of this church."

Kaleigh said...

Awesome. And we'd have all been wasted if we'd played that at one of our congregational meetings a few years ago.

New rule: if someone says, "I call the question" - guzzle your drink.

Nancy said...

Hilarious.

I used to think of this type of thing when I was in a meeting at work and heard the same trendy terms and phrases over and over.

Helpful Hint: You can also print those phrases in squares on cards and yell, "BINGO!" when you get a line diagonally, across, or up and down. You will still probably want a drink, however.

Nancy DreUU said...

*If someone says 'I disagree with the question', drink.

*If someone takes more than ten seconds to say 'This meeting is a waste of my time', take a drink.

*If someone starts with 'I agree with you, but', continue to sip for the length of his discourse. If you get to the end of your drink before he is done talking, you should walk in front of him, raising your glass, on your way to get another drink.

(An 'attractive alternative honoring our friends who choose not to drink or may be in recovery from chemical dependency' would be soft drinks, so there can be belching contests as the meeting wears on.)