Friday, August 15, 2008

I Want My Two Dollars

My husband is a gambler. He loves to play poker.

For most of our marriage he has had a regular Thursday night game. For eight years it was at our house (until Bunny came). Various and sundry friends would meet in our basement, drink beer, eat junk food, tell bad jokes and quote movies. Oh and they would play poker till all hours of the evening.

Not only did I allow this debauchery to take place in my house. I actually facilitated it by purchasing a beer fridge for Bubs one Christmas (and he's Jewish). Our basement became a mini-casino know affectionately as Scottawatomi.

Because I was the Pit Boss and ran the house, I wanted to institute a rake on each game. Not much, just something to compensate me for the loss of my basement (and husband) every other Thursday for eight years. My repeated requests were shot down unfortunately.

However, Bubs came up with an even better way to reward me for being an awesome wife. I get half of his winnings. It really is a no brainer because Wisconsin is a Community property state. But it works. I already incur half of his losses so why shouldn't I get half the winnings.

Usually its not much, five or ten dollars. However, if he's going to the actual casino, Potawatomi, or to Vegas with the boys it can be lucrative. Last nights haul $1. Momma's rich.

5 comments:

Kristin said...

haha! This made me laugh. My hubby used to go to a poker party just like that until the guys wife had TRIPLETS and totally shut him down :) Thanks for the giggles this morning!

Kate said...

I don't play poker - but I LOVE Better Off Dead!

MamaCarter said...

1$$$ Dayum, girl. Go get momma a new pair of shoes (since I know you only own what - 50 pairs?) with that there pot o gold!

reneedesigns said...

Yea to Kate for catching the reference. Last night after Bubs came home and told me how much he won, I kept repeating that. He said no you only get a dollar. But I want my two dollars!

Z said...

AH, poker! I play maybe once a year, but I love the game - mostly because, despite my paucity of playing, I am quite the ringer. Last year? I won close to $100 (and it was a $5 buy-in) ... My annual game? Coming up soon! Hopefully the winning streak will continue...