Our four-year-old daughter has a special knack of trying to figure out rules in any given game. Just yesterday after pulling out Chutes and Ladders, she insisted that, instead of navigating around the white and blue spaces, we were to jump from chute to ladder until we magically jumped to the “100” square and won. The lack of structure and knowing the perimeters of said game was enough to make this type A adult repeat over and over and over the rules…which fell on confused ears. To her, why would it be called Chutes and Ladders if you couldn’t really use them?
And so it is with the box. Often we assume (or un-assume) the code of conduct only to find ourselves jumping from chute to ladder and leaving fellow athletes frustrated and putting you in the mental penalty box.
Brush up on your etiquette with this article from Box Life magazine and never be “that” guy again.