The most rewarding part was introducing several social players to the rules of duplicate at the beginning of the night. They asked good questions and, although I felt clumsy doing it, I had a fun time teaching. It's a weird feeling when I know several orders of magnitude more about something than someone - I feel like I might run them over if I don't tread lightly, and I'm self-conscious about it.
Anyway, the best thing I could do was just have them get in some practice hands, so that's what we did.
Speaking of the Giving Campaign, I had a strange conversation with an admin on my floor today. She came by and dropped off some sundries, like a water bottle, a bracelet, and a fortune cookie, all with some reference to the giving campaign. The conversation went like this:
"What's this for?" I said.
"It's for the Giving campaign."
"Yeah, but I mean, what specifically?"
"It's just for the Giving campaign."
"Oh, so it's just reminding me to give some money."
"Well, but I can't say that" she said, quite seriously. "I'm just supposed to silently drop these on peoples' desks." She made a motion with her fingers as if to drop something, and then backed away.
Apparently, it is not politically correct to ask someone to donate money or time to charitable causes.
I decree it to be time for the pendulum of political correctness to start swinging the other way.