My family has a similar version of this game. Only it's not a game, and it's not funny. At least not at first. (I laugh, but I'm inappropriate so that doesn't count) We played on Tuesday a.k.a. yesterday.
First you need to know I call my mom every day, or she calls me, point is we talk pretty much every day. Tuesday was no different, we talked at lunch. About 10 minutes after I got off of the phone Matt called me. Another thing you need to know is that because Matt is a teacher he has off in the summers (lucky), this summer he is working as a temp. in the same factory where my step-dad, Tim, works.
Wow, confused yet? Okay, so Matt calls and says something along the lines of "Noel (my moms dog) jumped the fence and ran away. Ashley (my younger sister) had to go to work so she left but Noel was still gone, so your mom left work to go find her but she can't, so I am going to go pick up Everett(my younger brother) and he is going to stay at our place while your mom and Tim look for the dog."
You still with me? I know...confusing, I was lost at first as well. I had just talked my mom about 10 minutes before this, and nothing about the dog was mentioned. I asked Matt how he heard about this. He said Tim told him, and he(Matt) would keep me up to date on the situation.
Ashley left Noel outside (fenced in the yard), and my mom put the dog back inside on her lunch break.
That's the whole story. I have no idea how Matt ended up thinking that he needed to pick up Everett, after all Everett is almost 19 years old so he can pretty much take care of himself in a hypothetical lost dog crisis.
Exhausting. I think that just about sums it up.
Chicken Little anyone?
The sky is falling, dog is missing, the sky is falling!