Monday, November 16, 2009

Gimme an F!

Gimme an R! Gimme an E! Gimme an A! Gimme a K!

Or

HOW TO LOSE A BET WITH STYLE

Okay really I think my good buddy and longtime freak friend Carbuncle Trumpet is just a nut. Well, he's a Cubs fan, so you gotta give him a little bit of credit for sticking with them for, what is it now? 104 years or something? Hell I don't even remember. It's been a long time since the Cubs have seen any post-season action.

Now before you get all up in my grill lemme just say that I am a Cards fan, but really I'm just one who likes to go to games when the weather is nice for the pure enjoyment of getting out and socializing. Do I like when the Cards win? Sure. Do I get all emotional when they lose? No. Do I stay for the whole game if the weather is crappy? Hell no. I don't care enough about it to go freeze my ass off for 9 innings. I am a fair weather fan -- literally. So sue me. And hand me a glass of wine (beer makes me belchy and bloaty).

Anyway, I digress. Waaaaay back at the beginning of baseball season my buddy CBT bet me that the Cubs would beat the Cards. I said You're On! So the deal was every time the Cards/Cubs had a series we'd bet 10 cents a run and $1 a game. At the end the loser would have to pay up. This season, as luck would have it, the Cards triumphed.  I started texting good ol CBT to pay up the $4.50 he owed me. I guess maybe we should have set the ground rules so that I didn't get letters like these popping up in my mailbox:


I'm good with the "Honorable Rx Bambi". And my mailman, although I'm sure he doesn't know me as such, might have gotten a kick out of "that crazy lady who has a glass of wine in her hand and the other on her keyboard".  Although I have to admit that one came with "The Boss of Susan" and that didn't go over very well. 

You may be wondering why there were so many letters mailed out. It was only a measly $4.50. Apparently you and I are not well acquainted with the inner workings of the CBT mind.
 
  On September 24, the first letter arrived with a penny taped to it.
On September 26, a second letter arrived with a Belizean quarter. Apparently the exchange rate is half that of US currency, so it is worth $0.125. Yep. Nice.
On September 27th I hit the big time with a Belizean dollar. $0.50 US. Whoo hoo!
The next payment was in the form of an IOU for one Marlon drink. A Marlon drink is a CBT family member currently working in a bar in San Pedro Town in Belize (see photo). Estimated price $1.25 US. I hope they have wine in Belize.
Finally I hit pay-dirt with a real live check for $3.50 (in actual US dollars this time).

I should have known better than to enter a bet with this man. Just you wait til next season CBT! Oh, no wait, I'm sure the Cards will stomp you again. I'll have to wait to see what you can come up with!

Be sure to check out CBT, maybe he can make your head spin too!


 

21 comments:

Barb said...

Yeah! Me first! I love it. We all know you are that crazy lady. I'm just happy he had the nerve to put it on the envelope! Great post. It made me laugh.

iasa said...

Dude there is wine in Belize, but I recommend hitting the duty free.

Bee said...

What a stylish (albeit annoying)way to pay back a bet!

um. I've heard of the Cubs, but who are the Cards?

Carbunkle Trumpet said...

Freak eh? Let me just say that having a mother who drank Gin/Tonic during my pregnancy, 12 years of catholic School and those paint chips can get to you!


Well I am just glad that we are laying the ground work for next year!
Oh and about that wine thing on San Pedro, I haven't seen any vineyards on the island but I am sure you will enjoy the rum.

Kitty said...

that's hilarious. my father in law was that way... he would pay his debts of this sort with a yardstick worth of pennies superglued together.

otin said...

Now you are trying to portray yourself as the sane half of this duo?? LOL!

Matty said...

I lost a bet on baseball. I think you read about it.

At least you came out on the winning end of it.

Sara said...

Bwahahahaha! I love this! Hmmm... maybe I should start paying off debts with those Danish coins that julochka said are too little to have any value any more....

Brian Miller said...

lol. i gotta keep this one in my back pocket for the next bet i lose...that is awesome!

Tracey said...

Great sense of humor! Hey, at least you got paid minus the drink IOU. You never know when that'll come in handy.

Hugs!!
Green-Eyed Momster

omchelsea said...

I want those types of monikers on all my boring business correspondence!

tori said...

heehee this is great! make sure you get that drink thou.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I love creative paybacks. And as a Cub fan, I'll have to check out your friend.

blueviolet said...

That's just about the most ridiculous but enjoyable bet payback I have ever heard of!

The Fragrant Muse said...

I believe in absolute truth in friendships. I saw the word "baseball" and didn't even try to read this post. But I'm commenting anyway, 'cause that's what friends do. :-)

McGillicutty said...

Too funny!!! and I believe if you're calling someone a freak you had better take a look at yourself first Ms. Bambi!!!!!!

Little Ms Blogger said...

I love that you were sent Belizean money....not that you can use it in Missouri, but you're probably the only person on your street with Belizean $$$. Lucky girl. :-)

Otter Thomas said...

I LOVE the Cardinals. I watch as often as I can get away with it on TV, and there is nothing better than going to the game. The word for a cubs fan is not crazy or determined or anything like that. It is delusional.

Jaime said...

that's hysterical! i give him credit for creativity.

Goose said...

Too funny! The cubs will come arround next season with new owners. But honestly I go to baseball games for the same reasons you do. But I like the beer too!

prashant said...

I'll have to check out your friend.


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