Betting is a bad habit. Really bad. Ok. I do agree it. As long as it is a ‘habit’ and done so intensively, it could be bad. If you could make a duck-out where you can score a double-century, its a really bad. But is it OK to have occasionaly betting? To me its perfectly alright, just because I do it 😉
Varda is a very, very serious guy, when it comes to betting. He would do simply anything to win a bet. Do you bet with me that he won’t? Ok here is an instance. Once when we were in college, some of our guys decied to tease his betting habit and decided to play a game. Around 10 of us were ready to contribute the bet amout, if he wons. The amount came above 50 lakhs. We “rounded” it to one crore and asked whether he was ready for the bet. Bet? We pointed a gal and said that somehow he should marry her. We were simply kidding. But after a long and deep thought he said, “I can’t marry her, but can go till engagement”. Do you accept my statement that he would simply do anything to win a bet? OK then I won the bet with you 🙂
I too accepts bets often, but not to this level, and more importantly I don’t have the killer instinct to win the bet nor the ability to get the bet amount if I won a bet. Once, on a valentine’s day, I had a bet with Sreeram: I should propose to a gal he shows, and I did it and won the bet, (luckily, even after I did that, her footwear was still in its place) but till the treat in Residency is pending 😦
When going to Coorg, Varda was saying that if Karthi makes the dinner a treat for his bro’s marriage, he’ll make the next-day lunch a treat, for serving as a module-leader to his project. Karthi was refusing it. After some time, I went and said Varda that if he makes Karthi to give a treat, I would give him Rs. 100. Without a second thought, he accepted the bet. That night he contributed a considerable share to the dinner and ‘told’ that it was a treat by Karthi and announced that he won the bet. OK. I agreed it and paid the money (of couse, after a delay of one day). As he promised he also gave money for the next day’s lunch. (Added up with the ambience and, the taste and quality of the food, that was the best food in our Coorg trip). Finally to won a 100 bucks bet, he has spent some where near 1000 bucks !
Betting is a bad habit. Really bad habit. Ok. I do agree it. As long as it is a ‘habit’.