Public Service Announcement

by Marinka on July 12, 2008

If you are playing Monopoly and you land on that square where you have to pay either $200 or 10% of all your money, just put down the $200 and get on with the fucking game. Because, you know, the money is not real and no one cares anyway. And while you’re counting your money out and then doing the percentage math, everyone is annoyed because you’re taking so long and they also sort of assume that you’re cheating because they are too bored to count with you, and what kind of freak wouldn’t cheat if given the chance, anyway.

And even if you’re not cheating and everyone waits out your international banking machinations, they will think you’re super cheap, because I repeat–WHO DOES THAT WITH FAKE MONEY?

This is all hypothetical, of course, directed to no one in particular. And completely on a separate topic, I love and adore and admire my husband.

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wfbdoglover July 12, 2008 at 11:04 am


$200 bucks, unless you are holding less than $400 for sure!


sdl July 12, 2008 at 11:56 am

There is a good reason why Monopoly was always referred to in my family as Quarrelopoly, and also a good reason why I have never played it again since playing it with my sister-in-law who is also extremely fond of pretend money.


Marinka July 12, 2008 at 2:52 pm

thank you, WFB and SDL for confirming that I am right and everyone who disagrees with us is wrong. And possibly insane!


Jenny, the Bloggess July 12, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Is he still alive?


Marinka July 12, 2008 at 3:21 pm

If you call that living.


Wendy July 12, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Is that creepy little guy’s picture still on the cards? I couldn’t get past that when we played.


Marinka July 12, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Yes, and he has a tampon.


Alice July 12, 2008 at 10:50 pm

In our house growing up, cheating was expected in Monopoly. It was good to be banker, because then it was easier to pilfer the big bucks. ; )


Marinka July 13, 2008 at 5:01 am

Lol, I’ve been the banker at our place ever since my six year old started commingling her funds with bank money. I don’t cheat at banking because I am trying to lead by moral example. And they always catch me.


Jon Kendrick July 13, 2008 at 8:48 am

haha, you’re obviously not a competitive game player. My wife and I play Monopoly to THE DEATH! who cares if it’s fake money if it’ll win you bragging rights?


Melissa July 13, 2008 at 8:14 pm


I posted on it this week, too.


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