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Sea salt Operation game

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ever wondered if childhood board games and toys had any real skill-building properties? Was it just for "fun" or did those games build life skills for future adults?

I'm here to tell you that Operation was a game that just proved its worth in my adult life just yesterday!

Case in point: the tall sea salt container has a circular panel on top of the dispenser where you can adjust the flow of salt from sprinkle to pour. HOWEVER, before you can even use the salt, one must remove the "safety" feature: a tiny kidney bean sized piece of plastic that covers the dispensing hole. I punched the piece of plastic out as gingerly as possible, but it fell right into the salt container!

I grabbed my tweezers and within a minute I had fished that rogue piece of plastic out of the salty abyss: the feeling was just like sitting around the dining room table playing Operation when I was a kid.

What childhood games proved useful to you in adulthood?


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