Saturday, March 17, 2018

two truths and a lie

The dreaded word "icebreaker" was uttered at my last meeting.  I glumly filed over to my group with visions of trust falls and the telephone game.

Instead, we were playing Two Truths and a Lie.  If you've never played this, each person comes up with three statements about him or herself.  One is a lie and the others are true. The group must then guess which is the lie.  The intention is to "get to know each other better." I silently debated whether I really wanted to know them better  tried to come up with something interesting, which is hard to do on the spot. 

Luckily, some other people went first.  We learned that Rob's favorite food was broccoli (we thought that was the lie) and that Todd raised sheep and goats.  When it was my turn I came up with:

1.  I've climbed to Camp 1 on Mt. Everest.
2.  I have a twin sister.
3.  I grew up in Michigan.

The group bought the Everest story easily.  "You don't have a twin sister," a woman I'd never met before stated.  "You didn't grow up in Michigan!" the rest declared.

My conclusion was this: if people easily believe that you've been to Camp 1 on Mt. Everest over growing up in the Midwest, you are leading a pretty interesting life.

You have to go through the Icefall to get to Camp 1.  Nope, nope, nope.  Photo from AFP.

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    1. It's hard to think of something on the spot! One guy said he had 8 kids.

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  2. I too hate those "getting to know you" games. Sounds like you did well!

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    1. At least we didn't have to catch each other or touch in any way!

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  3. You came up with 3 good ones! I don't like getting to know you games, either. Last one I "had" to participate in was on a rafting trip. In a circle, had to throw a water bottle to another person say/remember their name. Lame. But this will set many of your readers a-thinking. Let's see: I hiked rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon. I am terrible at pie-making. I trained as a speech pathologist.

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    1. Everybody knows you make good pies.

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    2. I was a music major at MSU. I've traveled in many Spanish-speaking countries. I like most flowers but not tulips.

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    3. I know, I know the answer to yours!

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    4. Are you...absolutely...sure??

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    5. Reading it again, no....but when I got to MSU, I know what you were involved in. Guess no one associated with a Dutch person could hate that flower.

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  4. I can't think on the fly like that for those games, but I'm impressed with what you came up with...AND with what everyone guessed correct about you!

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    1. You could probably say anything about running and people would believe it!

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