Remember the game Barrel of Monkeys? Milton Bradley sold the game, which came with a toy barrel in blue, red, yellow or green with 12 tiny toy monkeys. How you played was you hooked a monkey to the barrel, then hooked another monkey to that monkey’s arm, and so on and so on, creating a chain of monkeys. When a monkey falls, your turn is over.
Sounds like fun to me. If I were four years old.
But at a recent happy hour, I was reminded of the innocent game. Someone ordered a chocolate-banana drink from the bar, which comes with a plastic monkey. After throwing back a few drinks ourselves, Derek Carder and I looked at this monkey, then looked at each other, clearly thinking the same brilliant idea. We asked the bartender for extra monkeys, and after enduring a few weird looks, we played our own version of Barrel of Monkeys.
I won! Shoot…how will I drink my beer now?
An army of monkeys. Wow, look at all those empty glasses in the background…
Monkeys are delicious.
Hey, our own version of Barrel of Monkeys, employees slapping the CEO , you never know what to expect at a Zappos happy hour.