"Once upon a time a man brought home a gorgeous and expensive toy for his little girl and boy. "Look what Daddy got for you," he said. "You two are going to have fun playing with it after dinner. Isn't it nice?" "You bet," nodded the boy dutifully, and his sister exclaimed to show she liked it, too. Then the boy said, "We'll play with it tomorrow, Daddy. Tonight you promised we were going to have a game of Monopoly. All of us. Remember?" "Did I?" said the father. "Look, you'll have to give me a rain check, Bobby. You see something came up that's pretty important and I can't stay around for a game. Maybe tomorrow night." Tomorrow night there was another excuse and the night after that. And then one day the father noticed that the gorgeous and expensive toy had been cast aside like a discarded piece of junk."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1957