Since Pearl obviously wants to be the leader of the pack, she’s taking on the responsibility of assigning everyone their duties. Someone has to call the bingo balls, someone else has to sell cards, which could be a difficult thing to keep up with. There is a small charge to get in, and people can buy hot dogs and drinks.
“I guess it’s a unanimous decision not to allow smoking except for air cigarettes, “Pearl said. “Too bad I can’t charge for the air. Oh, well. You can’t make money on everything.”
“What are my duties going to be, Pearl? Can I sell hot dogs and drinks. Maybe I can make some of my special chocolate cake, too. I just love parties, any kind of parties…well except for Tupperware parties. I don’t have the room for anymore Tupperware.”
“That sounds good to me. Hsomething, would you like to call out the numbers? People are less likely to give you a hard time if two of them happen to call Bingo at the same time. I hear they cheat.
Essie, would you sell and verify the cards? You’ve gotta be quick and you’re quick.”
“What duty are you going to be responsible for, Pearl?” Grace was suspicious.
“I’m going to be the hostess,” she said. “I’ll wear my chic outfits and walk around chatting it up with people and making them feel comfortable and relaxed…Oh, and at the end of the evening, I’ll count all of the money.”
“I’m supposed to be the chic one, Hsomething. Would you mind taking your bingo balls and standing over there?
The pictures above were taken one hour into the first night. The entrepreneurs had no idea just how seriously bingo players took their bingo.
One and one half hours into the night!
“BINGO!! WHAT’S MY PRIZE?”
“HEY! I CALLED IT FIRST. DIDN’T YOU HEAR ME?”
“NO WAY, GIRL. YOU GOT A NICE BOTTLE OF BUBBLE BATH. ALL I GOT WAS A DRIED UP FRUIT CAKE! ”
“WHERE IS THAT LA TI DA LADY THAT WAS WALKING AROUND. THIS IS ON HER!”
“I GOT A TORN CARD. THAT’S GOT TO BE BAD LUCK.”
“What does she mean by that, Mouse? Where did you get that tire?”
“I found it in the back of this truck. It’s going to be a long night, Pearl the dog. I might have to roll this home.”
“That doesn’t make sense, Mouse. If you want to, you can get inside my camper topper with me. I don’t bite.”
Help me get out of here, Mouse. Those people are crazy. There’s only one thing I can do to save our business, Mouse. I’m going to have to make another elixer. I’ll call this one Elixer Spritzer.