At Festivus this year we were joined by good friends Dale & Sheila.
As you will recall, we each bring one dish, a beverage or two, and a gift for a pre-drawn name of a friend or family member.
This year Dale drew me. When it was his turn he presented me with a large beautifully wrapped box. As I began to carefully unwrap (it was too well done to just rip in), he explained that were rules attached to this gift, rules that would only be revealed when I had opened the box. They were that I could only unwrap one of the circular cylinders at a time and that once the contents were revealed I was to deal with it appropriately. So no opening all them and then deciding my next course of action.
I studied each specially wrapped aluminum can carefully and then decided that they probably each contained a unique and special spring water. I further surmised that in addition to water there just may be some barley, hops and most probably a careful measure of yeast in each vessel.
My young grandson Aiden was as intrigued with my gift as I so we agreed that he and I would open one (but only one) and I (not him) would do what ever needed to be done with the contents.
Much to everyone’s suprise, the cannister contained a light but flavorful german lager.
Last night, after we got home, I invited my friend John to play the game with me, and we each found a nectar of the gods in our unwrapped container. It’s kind of like “scratch and win” except there is no scratch and everybody wins.
As the patriarch of the family I personally guarantee that you will be the first person invited to Festivus next year. In fact; which weekend is best for you?