Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Funny: The IMPLICIT BET.....

I was at a party a couple of weeks ago, laughing it up with some great friends. My best friend, Jeff, was there. I recalled something that I devised/concocted a long time ago, too funny. I crack myself up sometimes!

Calling Jeff on the phone a long time ago:

Ev: "Hey man, what's up?"
Jeff: "Just hanging out"
Ev: "hey, you owe me 10 bucks"
Jeff: "what the hell are you talking about?"
Ev: "such and such won the game (or race, or whatever it was)"
Jeff: "you're out of your mind, I didn't bet you!"
Ev: "yeah, but you WOULD HAVE BET ME, therefore it's valid"
Jeff: "yeah, you're right"

He paid me the 10 bucks!! And so it was born, IMPLICIT BETTING!!

We just laughed like crazy about IMPLICIT BETTING! He couldn't deny that he would have taken the bet, so he DID hafta cough up the coin! Too funny!


L said...

As long as we are going into the archives. This implicit bet thing reminds me of the old Sunday-Monday or Thursday-Friday excuse we used for not showing up to class. I have tried it several times in the past twenty years and no one else seems to understand. I always thought it was a completely valid argument.

Jeff is a great sport as usual.

Phil Dixon said...

Ha! It takes someone as logical as Jeff to pay that bet. Good on him!
What up Jeff? Phil D

curt said...

Jeff is the only one that would validate such tomfoolery. you guys are nuts. wanna bet?

Jeff said...

It can't be bullshit, it's gotta be a missed opportunity that you absolutely would have bet on. And it's gotta be with a close friend -this is not going to be the next big thing in Vegas. You'll win it back if you are shrewd and pay attention.

Implicit betting is not as tomfoolerific as it may at first sound, but you gotta pay attention. People will try to tell you it was implicit when there's no way!

Ha! That was goofy, but we paid a number of implicit bets over the years.

Next historical item: The Token Dollar.