Tonight’s commissioner banquet included a game whereby each table received an item and we had to go around the table and explain how the item related to being a unit commissioner. Â Our table received a black rubber mallet with a goodly handle and around the table it went.
Person 1: Â This represents the gavel that commissioners have in disputes.
Person 2: Commissioners must smooth out the edges of units and aÂ malletÂ can do that.
Person 3: It’s rubber and bounces back from tough situations.
Person 4: The hammer is a tool. Â So are commissioners.
Me: A unit commissioner needs to have a bond between himself and the unit. Â This represents the imperative to each commissioner to go out with their unit leaders and get hammered.
I laughed inappropriately loudly at person 4. Â I don’t believe she realized the multiple definitions of “tool”.