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Does your Wife play pinball?

By bearsfan27

6 years ago

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    “Does your Wife play pinball?”

    • Yes 74 votes
    • No 81 votes
    • Wife and Kids 48 votes
    • Just Kids 25 votes

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    #97 6 years ago

    A lot of my female friends find it intimidating, worried that they will look stupid because they dont know what they are doing, or wont be good at it so they dont bother to try. Once I tell them that I own the darn things and I am not good either, because a lot of it is luck, then they are more open to trying. I show them how to flip each flipper seperate, how to use the ball launch since all of mine are different, and then give them something simple to shoot for instead of trying to explain the whole game at once. Then, once they get that (like feeding the T Rex on JP) a few times they usually ask more questions or want another goal. I like to start them out on RFM since it is the easiest rule-wise for beginners (shoot the aliens that pop up) before moving on to hard ones, and I wiped the scores on MSF recently and turned the knocker hits way up, so them getting on the board was a big loud deal. They loved it.

    #101 6 years ago
    Quoted from Acampero:

    Blonde,That's why god created alcohol Couple of stiff cocktails and pinball is the best!

    See, there's the problem... I don't drink alcohol. I've got the top of the line Margarator and only use it to make Icees. I can't stand the taste of beer or wine, and if I drink anything I get sleeeeeepy...

    #113 6 years ago
    Quoted from Sharon:

    Heh. I don't have any female friends locally.

    By "a lot" I mean the 5 females that come over maybe a few times a year. Lol. We are boring anti-social people who occasionally invite people over for holidays, so it is mostly family and girls I work with or my renters. I have had open houses here for my side business and people will go down to the gameroom, say they love pinball, then refuse to play. Oh well, their loss. I need more and better friends it seems.
    Sharon, if you're ever in the area, come on over and we'll play.

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