Monday, June 27, 2005

Parsley Game: The Return of the Fling

Yesterday when I was out to dinner with friends something happened that hadn't happened in a while...the triumphant return of "The Parsley Game". The parsley game is when you take your parsley garnish and fling it onto a co-diners plate without them noticing. It's silly, I know, but it can be fun...especially with backhanded tosses, fake-outs, behind the back, etc. "The Parsley Game" - Try it today!
(Other garnishes may be substituted for the parsley, but parsley seemingly has the fullest effect. It's harder to throw accurately than many other garnishes.)

The Jello Game-
Another fun thing to do while dining out is to buy a random person an order of Jello. I think I heard about it from Penn & Teller years ago. Just tell your server, "I'd like to buy that person a Jello". Watch the quizzical expression on their face and let the good times ensue.
(Don't try to to substitute Jello with another dessert item as the resultant facial expression just isn't the same. Diners and 24-hour joints seem to be the best places to find Jello on the menu. Bonus points if it's in one of those rotating glass dessert display cases. Try not to send Jello to a Muslim or Jew if you can help it.)



Blogger Kathleen said...

Or a vegetarian... ;-)

And I like being the recipient of The Parsley Game as I'm the only person I know who actually likes eating parsley.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous anapestic said...

If you want this Parsley Game thing to take off, you're going to have to come up with a complete set of rules and more complicated scoring. For instance, you should get a lot more points for successfully sneaking the parsley onto the plate of someone opposite you than for the plate of someone sitting right next to you. Also, I would have a three-judge panel to award style points for both the execution of the toss and the quality of the diversion.

1:15 PM  

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