Rest in Peace, John McCain

whitebeach8/25/2018 7:46:31 pm PDT

re: #31 Mattand

I hope your brother fleeced these fuckheads for every penny they had.

Fucking assholes. People like them are a huge part of what’s wrong with this country.

All true, but at the risk of a little levity on a night in which it might not be completely appropriate, I want to point out that fleecing is a finer art than simply grabbing every cent. Once I was a nonbetting fifth with a group of serious bettors including my bro. He hadn’t missed a putt all day, but on the eighteenth, he pushed a birdie putt a foot right. While we were tossing our clubs into the car, I asked what the hell had gone wrong. He explained that if he made the putt, he’d win $1,200. Missing, he won only $900. But if he’d won the $1,200, these two particular fish probably wouldn’t play him again for a couple of months. Whereas, losing only $900 (something psychological to do with the difference between three figures and four), they’d be back in a week or two drooling for a chance to get their money back. And I’m supposed to be the smarter sib.