The cards are shuffled...
As Rfs go, this one had some class. It had all the prerequisites: originality ,
execution with subtle layers, and it worked. It probably deserves a four star
out of five on the RF rating scale.
The cards are played...
The house was relatively quiet. It was early in the morning. The silence was
broken by the sound of a car horn going off in the party room. It sounded like
it was in my bed with me. Leaping from my bed and charging into the party room,
my bare feet quickly realized that tumbleweeds had been added to the situation.
Later reflection would think that this was a nice touch. In order to see what
we were dealing with the light switch was tried. No power (one of those subtle
layers). Finally someone with shoes dragged the horn and it's encasement outside
and covered it up with blankets. It eventually ran out of power. I can't remember
if we were able to restore power immediately or not. I went back to bed!
The joker is held close to the chest...
As the pledge class showed up the following night , they were greeted with
the usual post RF questions. How did you weld that thing shut and set off
the horn? Etc. Etc. After the initial cleanup, with my best poker face, I
stated that since the power was off for so long the groceries in the icebox
need to be replaced. "Exactly" was added onto the end of the statement. "No
sweat, we will see you in an hour!"
The joker is played...
In an hour the refrigerator was again well-stocked. I closely examined the
contents. I reached into the trash and retrieve the quart of milk that was
in the refrigerator on the previous night. I asked the closest pledge to read
the label on the container. "Lone Pine Dairy". I addressed the pledges present:
"I did say 'exactly' didn't I?" The response: "No sweat, we will see you in 10
End of pledge lesson.
Rick Turton, Fall 62
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