PLENK2010 Ain't It Awful is one of those dysfunctional life-games that Eric Berne describes in his book Games People Play. It is fun to play but it solves no problems. It just makes people feel that they have participated in a team cohesion activity. We are so superior to those awful ones. Knowing about these games, and recognizing when one is in one, helps one to dis-engage from the Game and get real. Authenticity is one of those rare commodities that so many people are desperately seeking, and that others are running away from, eh?