Marlon Brando sings "Luck Be a Lady Tonight"
Has mah jongg ever made you feel like singing? Somewhat to my embarrassment, it has for me. It seems that at the most inopportune times I burst into song - and practically give my hand away. I have a veritable playlist in my head during mahjongg games - it would make a great musical!
For example, when I open, a Motown classic comes to mind - It's Gonna Take a Miracle by the Marvelettes. When you hear me singing that song, it means I have no jokers. So many tiles - consecutive run? But which one?
Okay. Flowers, one dot, two bam, three crak. But I don't have any flowers and I only have one three crak. Time to sing that old Dusty Springfield favorite:
The passing ends, the play starts. Time for Carol King - So Far Away, right? The two bams start going out,aaaggghhh... So I try to change my hand to the 2013 hand. I throw a 2 bam, then pick a joker.
I still need a flower, there are none on the the table.
Someone else must be playing them.
I pick another two bam.
I don't have my soap yet and suddenly the flowers start going out...one after the other. Someone calls and puts up four flowers. Two are on the table, then three, then I pick the soap.
I throw out my discard and someone calls for mahj! I say "very nice" but I'm really thinking......
Do you sing while you play? Or does your unconscious mind give you away in a different way? Tell us about it!