Trivial Bets


Don’t you love trivial bets?

No money involved … just your absolute certainty up against someone else’s absolute certainty.

Before the answer is discovered, you can …

trashtalk and browbeat each other severely.

list all the reasons why you are correct and why the other person is wrong  … although that never seems to persuade the other person.

question the other person’s mental health for being so misinformed.

make exaggerated “I can’t believe you think that!” facial expressions along with verbal chastisements like “You’ll see!” and “You are so wrong!” and “How can you live!“.  (that last ones my favourite)

… and once the answer is looked up and verified … because no one admits defeat without a second opinion, the winner basks in glory for about 5 seconds before the loser tries for redemption with another trivial question.


note: a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing … but little bits of knowledge is okay.

double note: it’s getting more difficult to go through the entire arsenal of taunts now that Google is around.

triple note:crib” isn’t trivial … I was just dusting off the board in preparation for the arrival of my crib playing sister and thought it was a good visual aid to do with scoring points.

6 responses to “Trivial Bets

  1. This diet deprivation thing seems to have reinvigorated your bloginess! AND, your sister lives near you? Or are you using that term loosely? Maybe she’s just visiting. For some reason, I think of you without biological family nearby.

  2. I agree with Pat. You seem to have come back from the weight loss thing with renewed vigor. Maybe I should try it.

    Anyway, you know this tagging thing is going around the artist blog community… I was tagged and decided to tag you with the “Fabulous Blog Award”. No reason to stick just to the art blogs.

    So take a look, pass it on if you want, but please take it as a compliment and a thank you for being here to brighten my day!

  3. HAHA. Funny. BUT – Crib is NOT a good visual aid to do with scoring points. How can you live?! I’ll bet you anything on that one! 😉

  4. Thanks for the comments!

    w1kkp: Yes, it’s been invigorating; I guess I was slowly getting outvigorated before.
    This sister used to live in Japan, but moved back to Canada about 2 years ago. She’s just visiting. I kind of miss having a bit of biological family around now and then … and a place to stay in Tokyo!

    Donald Didddams: thanks for stopping by and the nice thought. I appreciate the meme/award, but it will probably be a long time before I pass it on. (busy face)

    Kelly Pettit: I’m googling “visual aids, scoring points, and crib” right now! You are so wrong!

  5. I just wish I could keep things trivial but being the stupid person that I am, I always bet $100 and never pay up. So now I’m not only seen as wrong but also a welcher.

  6. razzbuffnik: recently my trivial bets are with Mr. Pettit … and between us “money is never an object … to bet with“. hee hee!

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