Today, my family and I went bowling. We got to our lane, and set up the computer keep score. Everyone was on normal bowl mode, meaning no bumpers were being used.
We started bowling. Everyone did well, except Bubba, my ten-year-old son. His balls went into the gutter eighty percent of the time. At the end of the game, he was dead last, and quite upset about it.
"Redo," he said. "Because something is wrong with the ball."
I laughed. "Okay, Bubba. Get another ball. We'll do another game." While he got the other ball, I changed the computer to bring up bumper guards when it was Bubba's turn.
That made all of the difference in the world. Every time the ball was about to go to the gutter, the guard prevented it. Bubba even managed to get a few strikes. At the end of the game, Bubba was in second place.
"See, I told you it was a bad ball!"
Right. Next time, we're all using gutter guards!