November 29, 2023

I was just explaining the game "doorknob" to Melissa. Apparently Euclid High School band folk had a variant:
1. if someone farted, someone else could call "doorknob!", and people were free to punch the farter until they touched a doorknob
2. But if you could say the whole alphabet before someone called doorknob, you were safe.
Apparently the more common variant was just saying "safety" for protection. Maybe we started with that version, but decided it was too easy, and people could smugly fart and immediately say "safety!" with impunity?
So instead we were just always listening for someone launching into the alphabet so we could interrupt them with "doorknob!" and punches...