You can spend all the time in the world planning, setting every little piece into place, only to have the simplest part — the part you thought you had in the bag — blow up in your face. “No wait, dad!” you’ll say to your dad. “Let me try again! I think I just have to place the first domino a little differently and it will all work! Just, c’mon, hold on a second!” “No way, daughter,” your dad will say. “You had your chance and you blew it. This one’s going on YouTube, as is.” “But dad! Please! Just let me try one more time! I’m very, very young and I don’t have a lot of experience with dominos so there are bound to be a few missteps before my first success! Please, turn the camera back on, just let me try one more time!” You’ll cry and cry and beg for another chance, but one won’t be given. “It’s about time you learned, daughter, that often life gives you one chance at the thing you want most, in this case a video of a perfect domino fall, before it takes the opportunity away from you completely. In this case that opportunity was having me film this for you. You had to learn sometime.” “But dad, please! I understand what you’re saying but I was just really looking forward to–” “ENOUGH.” (Via DailyPicks.)

Comments (13)
  1. what a cute little girl!

  2. The biggest life lesson I learned through Dominos was “never eat pizza from Dominos.”

  3. Trust me, kid, there are harsher lessons that can be learned through dominoes.

  4. Hahahahahahaha. This reminds me of the time (yesterday) when I saw some awful local commercial to help needy kids. One of the lines was delivered by a big-eyed sad child and said something to the effect of “what if Santa doesn’t remember me?” and I burst out laughing. I am a terrible person.

    • How do you feel re: Sarah McLachlan singing over sad animals?

      • Well the new one worked on me, so… that. You’re welcome, ASPCA.

        Also, to be honest, I was laughing at the over-the-top lines delivered by child actors… not at all of orphans. The lines were terrible in way that made Lifetime holiday movies seem subtle. Plus then a mattress store asks for the donations at the end, which is just odd. Do they get to use all those donations as a tax write off? The whole thing seemed really over the top and possibly shady.

    • when i see that stuff I always say “it’s because you’ve been a horrible person and he hates you” and laugh.

    • Yeah Sleep Train really always beats you over the head with the overly schmoopy orphan thing don’t they.

  5. why do they fall down? so we can pick them back up… by. one.

  6. Not so hot with dominoes but I bet she’s a champion Jenga player.

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