Lessons in Life from Scrabble #1: Don’t Get Stuck With a Q
My numeracy may be a bit ropey, but I know that “10” is good.
So, you get a Q on your scrabble board, and you look at ways to get it happily stationed on a triple-word-score, crushing your opponents. Hah!
But then, as time goes on, you begin to lament your dependence on the lowly 1-point “U”. The chances to play your master stroke deplete and deplete; the triple word scores are all covered and the four “u”s are all in “us”, “but”, “hum” and “rut”.
The world is going to have to get by without the q-word of your dreams. It’s all going to end with points being deducted instead. 😦
Use what you’ve got when you can; strike while the iron is hot; make hay when the sun shines; cliche cliche cliche…
Don’t get stuck with a Q.
What Q are you saving for a master stroke that will never come?
Play the piece while there are still “U”s!!