Raise or Fold:  A Year of Risky Business

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


The car repair folks have just informed me that my two recent flat tires are the result of deliberate sabotage. This is pretty upsetting news.

I don't think of myself as a person likely to inspire the kind of rage that leads to repeated slashed tires. I have to wonder, though, if this is random hoodlumism or a new and distressing form of occupational hazard.

I would never have imagined that any of the people I play with could do such a thing. In fact, I still don't. But I can tell you this: when I play in the CSG tonight I will NOT be parking where I usually do.



Blogger Commish said...

I can't believe that someone would slash your tires for beating them in a poker game, but at least you aren't in the Old West. Perhaps you should have a chaperone, if you feel as though someone from the CSG is doing this.

2/24/09 3:26 PM  
Blogger bastinptc said...

Is this happening at the same place each time? Makes me want to get on a plane, sit out in front of the location and then kick the shit out of someone.

The Commish is correct. Have someone walk you to your car.

2/24/09 4:41 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

It's hard to know where the punctures were perpetrated, as one of them produced a slow leak and the other a much faster one. They were definitely two separate occasions, though (the slow one first).

I spoke to one of the guys who runs the CSG and he's going to make some inquiries to see if there have been other such incidents in the neighborhood. It would be comforting to know that I haven't been singled out.

In any case, I have had someone walk me to my car every time, and always will. I prefer to feel over-protected than to be more vulnerable than I need to be.

2/24/09 4:57 PM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

That's just terrible. Whoever did this needs to be tarred and feathered, but only after someone kicks the $hit out of him/her.

2/24/09 5:39 PM  
Blogger NewinNov said...

Not sure where the incident occurred but a work friend who lives in Dupont and parks on the street had his tires punctured and side window broken on different occasions.

2/24/09 8:59 PM  
Blogger Philly said...

I had an aunt who lived in Chicago and played a lot of poker back in her day. She always went to the poker games in a taxi and went home the same way; however, she always made the driver take a different way home, in case they were followed. That might be an option for you.

2/25/09 1:42 PM  

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