Monday, August 10, 2009
Remember that game?
I remember when I was a teenager I used to go to parties and they would get me to play Twister. I used to find the game really irritating.
Twister is one game which must be played in socks or bare feet.
Being a shoe-less game, Twister might seem the perfect accompaniment for a shoe-less party. But is this a good idea?
Being a prudish fundamentalist, I would question whether Twister in mixed-sex adult company is really quite decent, but I will leave the morality of it to one side.
For a low-key, informal party with close friends where shoes-off is expected, Twister would be a perfect game to play.
Nevertheless, some people think removing shoes at a party is really tacky. If you then ask these people to play Twister, they will consider your party to be embarassingly juvenile. While we should make no apology for asking such guests to remove their shoes, it is arguable that we must win them over by the quality of our wine, the delights of our food and the intelligence of our conversation.
On the other hand, you have asked them to remove their shoes and get more intimate. With a few drinks to loosen inhibitions, you could argue that Twister is the logical progression from asking party guests to slip off their shoes.