Sunday, August 21, 2011
Money for Nothing
Let me just say, I recommend staking a good poker player quite highly if you want to increase your bottom line. Especially if that poker player is a damn good one - that helps a great deal.
Last night Very Josie and I settled up the "paperwork" for my investment of a piece of her. When it was all said and done I had a great big pile of money that I didn't have before, and once again Josie demonstrated that her arithmetic skills were better than mine.
I used a bunch of different methods to figure out how much I was entitled to (tax implications make the transaction a more difficult prospect than it would otherwise be), but the funny thing was this: Jo slapped a few numbers together and came up with a number. I spent a tortured half-hour working scenario after scenario and came up with a few dollars more on this one, a few dollars lesson that one, one pretty much right on the nose. All I really had to do was trust Josie's head for numbers and it would have saved me a great big headache.
And there's something else too that I need to say: Josie isn't hurting for money. She didn't need anyone buying a piece of her. She let me stake her because if she won it would mean a windfall for me. I make a lot of jokes at Jo's expense but she really is a good friend - maybe the best friend I have - and I won't forget this kindness.