When I was in high school
, a small group of my friend
s and I played a game
that gave us many hours of enjoyment. The sole purpose of the game was to obtain lighter
s from unsuspecting males. It would probably work the other way around if you wanted to snake
them from women
This is the way it goes:
First you must have an unlit cigarette at ALL TIMES.
Brandish the cigarette as though it were only slightly on your mind. You know, like you are thinking about your drink or the band that's playing.
Walk up to a smoking member of the opposite sex and ask them for a light.
When they hand you their lighter, hold it for a few minutes and chat and generally hang out.
After you have changed the subject and talked about say, the IRS, then you should hug the person and walk away, while holding their lighter in plain view, but not mentioning it.
Once you get away clean with the lighter, you should disappear into the nearest crowd.
Pocket the lighter.
At the end of the night, whoever has the most lighters wins. There are some basic rules, though. You must NEVER, under any circumstances, snake a Zippo. This is out of bounds. If the mark asks you for their lighter back, you must try a second time for diversion. If you fail in this, you automatically lose for the night. Unless, of course, you fail but manage to get the mark to buy you a drink.
In the mid-80's, I played this game with four friends for about two years. We filled two Cooties boxes with the resulting stash of lighters, which has yet to be depleted, as most of us don't actually smoke cigarettes.
BEWARE: This game is not for the weak or the tender hearted, as eventually, you will start to feel sorry for the marks.