Thursday, June 24, 2010

It Happened At Work--Pinochle (Writer's Workshop)

I used to work at an insurance company years ago. The work itself was extremely monotonous BUT the people were fun. The best thing about the job and what made it hard to quit was the flex time and our Pinochle group at lunch. We played for a half hour Mondays through Thursdays and then took two hours for lunch on Fridays to go out to eat.

We usually were able to get five players so we played three against two. High bidder could call for any one card and whoever was the first to have it was their partner. Then the two partners could exchange three cards—no talking. This caused the bidding to get very high on the hopes of connecting big and scoring a lot of meld. I remember getting double runs, and triple pinochle. We played with a double deck too which made it harder to keep track of what was played on the tricks.

Pinochle became my favorite card game during this time. What is your favorite card game? Did you ever have a job where you had fun?

This is in response to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt:  It happened at work.
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Single and Sane said...

Back when Trivial Pursuit first came out, we used to play at lunch. We often played other games, too. Boggle, Scrabble, Uno, anything to mix it up. I've never had another job where we did that, but it was a lot of fun!

Cheryl said...

My dad used to play pinochle. I had no idea people under the age of 50 actually play it! lol

Lin said...

We don't have a lunchroom per se, so rarely do we get a "lunch" where we could do something like that. I do have a great office though--especially that wacky Irene who sits behind me in the next cube. It's your co-workers who make or break your job. I count myself lucky.

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