Place item was collected
Logan, UT. Utah State University
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Rachel Lucas is my best friend from home. She was born in Melbourne, Australia where she currently lives. She attended Rowville Secondary College. Rachel is twenty years old, she works for Redbull and just finished a course in veterinary nursing at tech school.
The folklore was collected via Facebook messenger. Rachel lives in Australia so we have to communicate via social media. When Rachel was describing the game to me it was definitely out of context. For the game to work properly it the participants must be in person and able to see each other. The game can be played anywhere at any time as long as the participants are in view of each other.
"The way the game works is you have to make glasses with your hands and put
them over your eyes. If someone looks at you while you have the glasses on, they
have to touch the floor with their shoulder! Hahaha---- but, if the other person
knows that they are holding up the glasses they can put their thumb up to their
nose with their fingers extended and when they make eye contact the person with
the glasses has to touch the floor instead. THEN... if someone puts their thumb up
expecting the other person to have their glasses on but the person takes their
glasses away before eye contact is made, the person with their thumb up has to
touch the ground---- it doesn't matter where you are or who is around... you HAVE
to touch the floor, haha it's embarrassing! And that's pretty much it."
Rachel seemed very enthusiastic when she was texting me the rules to the game. You can tell that she thinks this game is very entertaining and funny. She uses capital letters and types "haha" as if shes actually laughing while she's describing the game.
Dr. Lynne S. McNeill
Semester and year
G6: Socializing Games
Brewster, Rachel, "Goggles Game" (2017). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 46.