Raise or Fold:  A Year of Risky Business

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Kindness of Worthy Opponents

One of the curious features of moving in circles that are ~ for all practical purposes ~ "underground" is that the social mores tend to mimic those of any other such group or movement. So, despite the fact that when we meet over the felt we are diehard enemies striving to take one another's money without mercy, away from the table we often treat each with special courtesy and consideration. We have each others' backs.

Last night I took refuge in yet another free WIFI-offering dining establishment. I won't say which one, because I don't want to get the manager in any kind of trouble. He's a poker player I've encountered numerous times at the Crime Scene Game. (I took a shine to him immediately when we first met. Just a very likable guy, a fairly good player, and incidentally cute as a button.) He was nice enough to comp me a really decent glass of wine, just because. He allowed as how he'd give me a break any time I came in.

Totally unnecessary, but appreciated nonetheless.

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Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

I assume your internet is still on the fritz. Do you have your car back?

1/29/09 3:02 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

Car fixed. At least SO FAR. Internet supposed to be techified tomorrow. We shall see.

1/29/09 3:24 PM  

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