Huff – A bingo game at a New Hampshire senior center broke out into an F-I-G-H-T after two women started arguing over Avon products. Officers in Portsmouth, N.H., responded to call on Friday afternoon reporting of “some pushing and shoving” over the sale of Avon products, OpposingViews.com reported. It seems that one of the women, a regular bingo player, was upset that the other woman in the altercation had set up a table to sell Avon products, according to Sgt. Kuffer Kaltenborn of the Portsmouth Police. “The altercation appears to have been started over the fact that one resident was upsetting another by (selling Avon and disrupting) the scheduled bingo event that occurs,” he told SeacoastOnline.com. The officers broke up the bingo brawl, only to get a call two hours later when one of the women said she’d like to press charges, MSNnow.com reported.
'A rule is a rule, and let's face it, without rules, there's chaos.' Preach Kramer! Preach! I mean what was this bingo playing grandma supposed to do? Just sit idly by while this other broad was trying to sell Avon products in the middle of a Bingo game? Pffft. For sure not. Ever heard of the old saying 'give them an inch they take a mile'? Bingo (no pun intended/intended). Because make no mistake about it, this is a slippery slope. You let this chick sell Avon during Bingo what's next? Selling Avon during early bird dinner? Slinging moisturizer at the shuffleboard court? Hustling make up remover during Lawrence Welk? Nope. Not on this lady's watch. Bingo time is for Bingo and if you can't respect that then you're getting an arthritic knuckle sammich to the grill 100 times out of 100. There are rules, this isn't 'Nam.
PS: I feel like this happens probably more than gets reported at senior centers. I just picture one of those tote boards you see at factories where they have '___ days since the last accident' except it says '___ days since our last geriatric brawl.'
Double PS: I like the Seinfeld reference here but I can't help but be disappointed that there wasn't any actually footage of this throw-down. Of course I guess 'Senior Citizen' and 'cell phone camera' probably don't go together too well. Can't wait until my generation gets to retirement age. You better believe Youtube is going to be LITTERED with Bingo Brawls and Canasta battle royals.