When you make bets with someone, you might lose. That fact alone is why betting is good for you – you’ll be more careful and you’ll tend to interact only with more serious people. Talk is cheap, as they say, but if you “make it interesting” it gets… well, interesting.
A few losses when there’s something on the line will make you smart. Very quickly.
My oldest daughter made a wager with me tonight – she gave me 10 to 1 odds on a dollar that I couldn’t exactly duplicate a series of actions she’d take. The scheme is that one of the actions involved pretending to take a sip of water but actually holding it in her mouth – a later action in the series would be spitting it out and hopefully I wouldn’t be able to do the same.
I was born at night, but not last night. Daddy got his $10.
And you better believe I kept it! I even made her take my money to the store and buy stuff for me. She learned a powerful lesson.
Don’t talk trash if you won’t bet; don’t bet unless you’re sure you can win; and you’re never sure you can win against Dad.
Happy Father’s Day, y’all.