Sometimes a bet can be irresistible…especially if you already know that you’re going to win! Con artists create the game and coax others into playing because they already know how the scenario will turn out. By the time the poor individual catches on to what has just happened to them, the savvy con artist has already disappeared! Maybe they aren’t as common in real life as they are in the movies, but they still make for a great story! Like this guy who was sitting in a bar, just minding his own business…he never saw it coming!
Betty walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM. She sat down next to a man at the bar and stared up at the TV.
The 10 PM news was coming on. The news crew was covering the story of a man on the ledge of a tall building preparing to jump.
The man looked at Betty and said, “Do you think he’ll jump?”
Betty said, “You know, I bet he’ll jump.”
The man replied, “Well, I bet $20 he won’t.”
Betty placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, “You’re on!”
Just as the man placed her money on the bar, the guy on the ledge did a swan dive off the building.
The man was very upset, but willingly handed her $20 to Betty. “Fair’s fair. Here’s your money.”
Betty replied, “I can’t take your money. I saw this earlier on the 5 PM news, So I knew he would jump.”
The man replied, “I did, too, But I didn’t think he’d do it again.”
Betty took the money.
Well, there’s really no use arguing, now is there? It sounds like this guy was missing the big picture! Betty knew her way around a good scam, but she couldn’t have predicted that her mark would make it so easy! Although, she may have been new to it all since she admitted her deception…who knows! This is just funny!
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