Tell Me About Excellent Mulligans You’ve Had

Like Mrs. Wikowitz said, a mulligan “is an informal term from the game of golf for a do-over, a second chance.” Because over half of us (including me and Georgie) flunked the first middle school assignment Mrs. Wikowitz gave us, she decided to give each of us a mulligan by regrading all the papers.

Have you ever gotten a mulligan?

This golfer could use a mulligan...

Georgie demanded a mulligan recently when we were playing a game we made up. We call it Wadball. You wad up a piece of paper into a very small ball and then see who’s best tossing it into a wastepaper. Except the rule is whoever makes a shot, the other player has to copy it exactly. (My dad told me in basketball there’s a game exactly like this called HORSE.)

So Georgie got ready to take his first shot. He stood on my desk chair (which swivels), balanced on one foot, and pushed off against the wall. That caused the chair to spin, and while he was turning, he lofted the wad toward the basket. He missed. But he also fell off the chair and crashed into my shelf of board games. Most of them fell down…and several opened up, spilling game pieces, dice, cards, etc.

“I get a mulligan!” he shouted.

“Only if you clean up my games,” I shouted louder.

He grumbled and complained, but Georgie is very competitive, so he got down on the floor and put everything back the way it was. Then he stood up on the chair, balanced on one foot, pushed off the wall…and tossed the wad right into the basket. SWISH!

He also knocked the games down again!

Mulligans usually are given at the very beginning of a game.

Tell me about your mulligans.

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  1. I once had a mulligan to return a signed slip. I stayed out of detention for that one!

  2. Hi Cheesie. I am going to try to let you come to my school/class. I am going to ask my teacher if you can come to our class like a prize. He will spell “CHEESIE” on a paper and put one on each persons desk. Whoever still has theres will get to see you. But whoever doesn’t . . . Don’t forget me . . . Ayah . . . because I’m the one who’s going to make it happen!!!!!!!****

  3. My teacher Mr.Hinkle, gave us another chance on our homework because half the class didn’t do it right.

  4. One time,in math homework,I forgot to check the division with multiplication,so I got a 50% grade,which is an big,fat F.I wrote a note to the teacher and she gave me another chance,giving me an A.The note said that I didn’t see that you have to check with multiplication,since I was using an online book.Phew!Saved!!!

  5. Once me and one of my other friends were explaining the reproduction process at lunch. Someone else told on us and teacher sent us to the principal’s office. But since we were going to learn the process in class next year, we got a mulligan! No punishment!

  6. I only turned in half of a physics project worth 100 points, and the teacher let me turn in the other half late. I went from a 50% to a 86%.

  7. One time, I got a 50 on a band test and I got a mulligan and got a 90 on the test.

  8. I get mulligans all the time. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Oh, and “mulligan” sounds like “mullet.” 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. Unfortunately, I’ve never got a second chance or as you call it, a mulligan. Did you get a second chance by luck, or did you beg for a do-over?

    1. You get a mulligan by calling for one or begging for one. Or maybe someone just says, “Go ahead. Take a mulligan, and do it over.”

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