Sunday, June 24, 2007

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Years ago, I was playing nolimit draw at Artichoke Joes. I had a few hundred dollars on the table. Maybe 7 or 8 hundred. That was all the money I had. That was it, my bankroll, whatever you want to call it.

I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich from the waitress. I think they were a $1.85 back then.

When the waitress came back with my sandwich, I was just standing up. She took a look at the green felt on the table in front of the seat I was leaving and said to me, "You can't pay for this damn sandwich, can you?".

Well, she was right, I couldn't. I was busted. I hadn't been playing with the rent money cause I owned an RV that was right there in the parking lot (my girlfriend had an apartment, whatever you do don't go busted if your girlfriend is pissed at you). But, I was busted.

She paid for the sandwich. The next day I borrowed 20 bucks to buy into the ten cent ante, no blind afternoon game and within a week had a few thousand and had given her $5 to pay for the sandwich and a little juice.

The point of the story is that if you've got any money left, then you aren't busted.


Blogger Dr Zen said...

Great story, Gary. Please post more stuff on your no-limit poker blog. I enjoy reading Ed Miller and the 2+2 style of poker strategy, but yours is a great counterpoint, really valuable to a learner. Thanks for sharing.

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