My ears were bombarded with the whining child's cry of "I'm bored" so I kicked off the alphabet memory game.
This has many forms but I merged a few themes to initiate "On my holiday I took ..." And kicked off with an Aardvark.
We worked our way through the alphabet with the following choices:
Handbag full of hippos
And then it fell over because my submission of X-Ray Tetra was not allowed by the two remaining contestants Dave and Ethan.
Dave asserted that I'd clearly cheated.
I had, but you tell me of an animal that starts with X.
Then they couldn't agree on what should happen next. Should my submission be allowed to stand or should poor Ethan be required to come up with an alternative suggestion? Should they skip straight to "Y"?
The game collapsed and we resorted to what we do best: calling each other names.