scout master: 198
please direct your attention to the upper right hand corner.
specifically the word "jest."
i put that "J" down, secretly hoping i would draw an "N."
5 plays i waited.
i even gave up a turn to trade in some letters in the hopes of getting my beloved letter "N."
finally, my moment of glory came!
just in time for the scout master to say,
"is 'jest' a word?"
"no, of course it's not," i replied.
guilt looming in my chest, "look it up to be sure though."
"3 results!" he said.
"please, please don't use it babe," i beg.
"why not?" he replies.
"b/c i don't want you to. i didn't even think you new my little 'J' was up there."
"how many points is your word worth?" says the scout master.
"more than my 'quasi'?" he asks.
guilt is mounting more, realizing that if he does give in i won't have full bragging rights to the
78 point word "jinx"
i'd been waiting to play.
did i mention i had been waiting for 5 rounds for the letter "N"?
so i told him to play his measly "jest."
"jest"-noun; a joke or witty remark.
his 57 point "jest," along with his 48 point "quasi" led him to victory.
and me to the land of sore loser ville.
yup, i whined and moaned for a good 10 minutes over the entire ordeal.
have you ever heard of a word worth 78 points?!
and i still haven't.
but i've never seen the scout master so proud of himself for winning a game.
that's worth way more than 78 points.
did i mention it was his first time playing?
i know. amazing.
just like him.