What Have You Got To Lose?

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.

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