So there’s this card game I’ve heard of and never played. You may have heard of it. It’s called Cards Against Humanity.
I was considering buying it, just to see what all the fuss was about. I don’t know the rules of it, and I don’t know how it’s played. But after someone I know posted a photo of one of the cards on Facebook yesterday, I know I’ll probably never buy it. And never play it.
There’s a card that simply states “The Virginia Tech Massacre.”
I saw that card…and was speechless. How that can be part of a game (as anything other than a history question) is beyond me.
If you’ve been around these parts for any length of time, you know I attended Virginia Tech. It’s a place that part of me. It’s not only where I went to school, but where I met my best friends, where I joined my sorority, where I learned so much more than what you learn in a classroom, where I learned to rely on myself and who I wanted to be. It’s so much a part of me that it’ll always feel like home. The moment I see the sign on I-81 announcing Blacksburg, a calm comes over me. When I see campus on TV? I smile, instantly. Seeing Lane Stadium and hearing the cheers of “Let’s Go…Hokies!” on TV? Goosebumps. Because it’s home.
So when I saw that card? I was seriously disturbed. That anyone would make it part of a game…it’s just not ok.
I don’t know that I’ve talked here about that day. I graduated in 2006, so I spent that day in shock and worry…and waiting. Waiting to know that everyone I cared about down there was ok. My best friend was supposed to go to class that morning right near where the second shooting occurred. I thank God that she didn’t go to class chose to skip that day. Who knows what might have happened?
Every time I go to campus, I place a stone (Jewish custom) on each memorial. 32 stones. Like all Hokies, I was forever changed forever by that day.
So if you own a copy of that game? Do me a favor and remove that card. I’m pretty sure you can play the game just fine without it.