I'm Married to Dominoes
Travis Newsome, 1989
Playing doubles in dominoes is like being married. Your partner is your spouse.
Sometimes you lead. Sometimes you follow.
Things normally work best when you agree.
If you stray by playing on your partner's play, it causes trouble, it hurts.
When you are following, your position is to be positive, be supportive.
You must watch and anticipate your partner's needs.
Bring the domino to strengthen your partner.
Don't hit your partner in the belly. It weakens your partner.
When others hit your partner there, create a new leg for your partner.
When your partner makes a good play, give compliments.
When your partner makes a mistake, constructively criticize.
When you make a mistake, apologize and vow to do better and not make the same mistake again.
The goal is to be a good team, to be compatible.
You must cooperate with each other in order to succeed.