Somedays at work I feel like I'm in Kindergarten, playing silly games.
Since the 1830's there's is a card game for children in German-speaking countries called "Schwarzer Peter" (literally translated as: Black Peter). The game is similar to "Old Maid" in English-speaking countries. The objective is to pair up similar cards and discard them so you have no cards left. In the process you must pull a card from your neighbor.
The person who gets stuck holding the Schwarzer Peter card loses the game.
Translated to the adult working world: the metaphor is to get someone else stuck with the blame or to pass the blame along. The phrase in German "jemandem den schwarzen Peter zuschieben" is translated as "passing the buck" .
Does learning such lessons as children prepare us for the adult world? Or do we apply certain tricks in the adult world because we learned about them as children? What is preparation and what is manipulation?
PS. I love how many male animals (identified by "Herr") are smoking something :-)