My in-laws kept me on their team for my handicap.
Many years ago, a former friend convinced me to come out and play golf with him. His answer to my protestation that I didn’t know how to play was “I’ll teach you.” He would soon regret his words.
On the first hole, we found that will I did okay for distance, just that my ball never got more than 8-10 inches off the ground. I managed to make par on the first hole, somehow. However, my tee shot on the second hole was the same as the previous hole. Except there was a hillock about 70 yards out. My ball buried itself in the hillock. My friend was unhappy, the groundskeeper, who happened to be playing with us, was livid. The game ended right there. On the way home, he made swear that I would never pick up another golf club as long as I live.
He hasn’t spoken to me since. That was over forty years ago.
That’s okay, I never really understood the sport. Hit the ball, chase after, hit it again. After a while, even a dog gets tired of chasing after the ball.
Both going down and going out…
So that’s where Monty Python got the idea for the rabbit scene in “Monty Python and The Holy Grail”! “Death awaits you with pointy teeth!!”
I have SOME scruples and therefore I am not qualified for a career in politics, sales or the clergy. I stuck with communications and computers.
For us, it seemed like we always got the same episode of Beverly Hillbillies and Gilligan’s Island.
LOL. It was over 40 years ago. And it was never for a large amount, a buck or two at the most.
When I was stationed in Germany with the Air Force (1976-1979) the majority of the games, with the exception of the Super Bowl were taped and aired on Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) about three weeks after they were originally aired. I ran a little scam of taking bets on the game, since already knew who won and what the scores were. It kept me in beer and cigarette money for three seasons.
That stuff reminds of the ahem “herb” I grew while stationed in Japan in the late ’70s. One doober between four guys was good for a couple of hours of melding with the furniture. Thank god for 10" reel to reel tapes!
And I am sure we all know that are like a burned-out 3 watt light bulbs. Most of them seem to be in politics…