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Fun and frustration
I don't normally read rec.games.backgammon, not having the interest in
the game as an avocation, but only as a form of amusement. i would like
to share something about the game which has really amused me though, and
perhaps may amuse people here too.
I try never to complain about the rolls I get or the rolls the opponent
gets because we are getting random rolls from the same computer. It is
rare when someone makes a comment lamenting that he has gotten too many
good rolls and that he feels his opponent should really have won the
Because I don't complain to my opponents, or comment on their dice
rolls, I have always found it a bit whiny when my opponents do so to
me. I used to ignore their whining, but lately (possibly out of an odd
sense of humor), when getting the comment "Good roll", I treat it as a
compliment and respond "Thank you".
During a recent game, I got the comment "Good roll" twice during the
game, and both times responded "Thank you".
After the second "Thank you", my opponent responded "When someone says
'Good roll', that is only a gentlemanly way of saying GODDAMN LUCKY
ROLLS YOU F***ING SONOFABITCH". To which i responded "Oh.......I
thought it was a compliment".
I am sure that my opponent was livid. I am glad that we have some
anonymity on fibs, since I felt that he would have throttled me could he
have come through the computer. However........he has contributed to
the betterment of this memeber of mankind by providing me with something
which has continued to amuse me when i think of it as I drive down the
highway on the way to work.
Go for those good rolls everyone.
David Montgomery writes:
> During a recent game, I got the comment "Good roll" twice during the
> game, and both times responded "Thank you".
> After the second "Thank you", my opponent responded "When someone says
> 'Good roll', that is only a gentlemanly way of saying GODDAMN LUCKY
> ROLLS YOU F***ING SONOFABITCH".
To which the appropriate response is:
"That's what I thought. And 'Thank you' is only a gentlemanly way of
saying IF YOU ONLY HAD A F***ING CLUE OF HOW TO PLAY THIS GAME, I WOULDN'T
BE CRUSHING YOU, YOU WHINING A**HOLE"
Isn't the game much more pleasant when we don't translate? :-)
monty on FIBS
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