Domino – A Small Thing Can Have Big Consequences

Domino: A Small Thing Can Have Big Consequences

The domino effect is a phrase used to describe a chain reaction that starts with one small thing and eventually has big consequences. In fiction, a domino effect often refers to a situation where a single event or character’s actions have ripple effects on the rest of the story. A good writer should always be aware of the possibility of a domino effect when writing a scene.

Domino, as a name, also can refer to the little rectangular blocks used in games of chance or skill, called dominoes. Known in many languages and variants, domino is one of the world’s oldest games and is still played today. It has been a popular pastime for generations, offering a simple, enjoyable way to pass the time and test ones reflexes.

Like playing cards, the pieces of a domino set have identifying markings on one side and are blank or identically patterned on the other. These are sometimes referred to as pips, and they usually represent the results of throwing two six-sided dice. The pieces may be stacked on end in long lines, and when a single one is tipped, it causes the others to fall over. The shape of the resulting chain, or domino layout, provides an important part of the game.

Historically, the dominoes were made of ivory, bone, silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother-of-pearl) or dark hardwood such as ebony with contrasting black or white pips inlaid or painted on them. More recently, dominoes have been crafted from a variety of materials such as stone (marble or granite), soapstone, wood (e.g., birch or redwood), metals (brass or pewter) and even ceramic clay.

As a game, domino teaches counting and number recognition, as well as the importance of planning and strategy. It is also a great way to develop hand-eye coordination and motor skills. The fact that dominoes are so small and light makes them easy to transport, making them a very portable form of entertainment.

A domino may be used in a variety of games, some involving blocking other players’ play while scoring points, such as the games bergen and muggins. Other games, such as Mexican train, involve building chains or forming a pattern with the tiles. Many domino games are adaptations of card games and were used to circumvent religious prohibitions on playing cards.

Domino’s is a company that prides itself on its customer service and its ability to respond quickly to complaints and concerns. This value is reflected in the way that Domino’s CEO, Patrick Doyle, treats his employees. He has been able to keep the business running smoothly by listening to customers and responding quickly to their needs, especially in light of recent controversies surrounding the company.

In an episode of the reality television show Undercover Boss, Doyle sent CEO Don Meij to work in one of Domino’s most populated restaurants and to see how the employees handled their duties and how they responded to customers’ requests. He quickly put into place changes such as a more relaxed dress code and new leadership training programs.