Yesterday was game night at our house and D chose Spongebob Squarepants Monopoly for our familial enjoyment. This game can go on for a very long time so we decided that we would play for an hour and a half and whoever had the most money at that point would be declared the winner. As the allotted time was drawing to a close, P realized that he had less money than D and that unless he took a chance he would wind up in second place. (Heaven forbid that should happen!) He decided to risk it all and buy four pineapples for “Spongebob’s Pineapple” and two pineapples for “Krusty Krab”. (That’s the equivalent of buying 6 houses for “Park Place” and “Boardwalk” in the original game.) At most, we would make it around the board another two times. Wouldn’t you know it, on the last round I landed on both of them, went bankrupt and P was in the money and laughing. I don’t know what the chances of rolling snake eyes were at that crucial point in the game but it has to be close to nil. Somewhere there is a lesson in there for me but I haven’t quite figured out what it is yet.