It all started when my friend Dan invited me to his friend's house for BBQ and a bonfire. There was BBQ involved so my obvious answer was YES! As we were finishing up dinner someone suggested we play a game of stump. While everyone else jumped up excited to play, I sat in my chair looking utterly confused. Stump? What the hell is that? Dan saw the perplexed look on my face and began laughing at me and said "grab a chair and go sit around that tree stump over there"
As the game was being explained my mouth began to drop. Each person grabs a nail and secures it in the stump. You then pass around a hammer and take turns taking one shot at any nail in the tree stump. If you miss then you drink, but if you hit it the owner of that nail drinks. Last nail standing wins. I had never heard something so ridiculous, but I grabbed the hammer and said "what the heck...why not?"
I mistakenly had lots of confidence in my stump playing abilities. I just couldn't fathom that this would be difficult, but boy was I wrong. Hitting a nail without touching it with your other hand is much harder than it seems.