Forty Fads I’d Like To See Again
When I was younger — before everyone owned a home computer — it was not unusual to go over to someone’s house to play cards. Nowadays there are a lot of people out there who don’t even know how many cards there are in a deck.
Leaning how to play a myriad of card games taught me many valuable skills, including how to count quickly in my head and how to process odds by rote. It didn’t surprise me at all when I learned that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet were bridge partners. Cards are for smart people. Card games are for social people. Knowing how to play cards is one of those things that sets us apart from the rabble. Card games can give us a reason to step away from our devices, shower, put on a nice shirt and leave the house in order to be in the presence of other sentient beings.
I’d be happy if it became trendy to play cards again (and not just Texas Hold’em, which is one of the least-sophisticated poker games — I’ll take HORSE or Omaha any day). Or maybe it’s up to me to make it a trend again. I suppose I could use my power for good instead of evil for a change . . .