So yesterday I was catching up on some reading – Culture Monk’s blog to be more precise, for those of you who don’t follow him you should – he has been visiting cafes across the country and has some fantastic experiences that he shares.
Anyhow he had written this great two part piece that I finished reading yesterday that ended with him at a shady place where a poker game happened to be going on and I was reminded of it this morning when I read an article about a guy in San Antonio who got his throat slashed last night….
Over a card game. This guy was entertaining guests in his home and they were playing cards that ended badly. His wife actually heard glass breaking and went to see what was going on and found her husband there bleeding from his neck and the guys (who she didn’t even know) split. So now this poor guy is in the hospital in critical condition and no one has any idea who to arrest.
This scenario just flabbergasts me because as highly competitive as I am (oh it’s really bad), I could not imagine a game going so badly that I would want to stab someone over it. Now, I know, I know obviously I am not like everyone out there but sheesh, I thought everyone in the world has heard “It’s only a game”. If you are betting so much on a game that you have to stab someone to get out of paying then shame on you. And if this game wasn’t so abruptly ended over a money loss then HOLY MOLY, how angry someone has to be to just lose…..yeah.
Moral of the story, DON’T play cards with people you don’t know well – and even if you do know them well, maybe don’t use glasses – or have any sharp objects around, or blunt objects for that matter…maybe a strip search upon entering the premises….or skip the cards and watch a movie! 🙂
Referenced article –
SAPD: Man’s neck slashed during card game