View Full Version : Dad on hustling

12-11-2007, 01:41 PM
"Son you can never be hustled by anyone other than yourself." Can you tell me what he was trying to say?

12-11-2007, 02:09 PM
IMO it meant that you have think you can 'win or profit' from a deal or proposition by a means of deceiving your opponent.

Or, as one great hustler said, "no honest man can be hustled"
Or, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't.

12-11-2007, 03:13 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Drop1:</font><hr> "Son you can never be hustled by anyone other than yourself." Can you tell me what he was trying to say? <hr /></blockquote>

Harry, Webster's defines the Pool Hustle like this: <font color="red">" to lure less skillful players into competing against oneself at (a gambling game) &lt;hustle pool&gt;"</font color>

An honest, intelligent and skillful person would not be a good hustle mark. If you are hustled you must be lacking in one or more of these areas and who's fault is that?

12-11-2007, 04:14 PM
As a smart lady once said to me...."Greedy, greedy makes a hungry puppy!"
If you get hustled it's you failure....on multiple layers.

12-11-2007, 07:54 PM
I admit to two faults,but when it comes to honesty,I always lie /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif the other ten percent.

12-11-2007, 08:45 PM
Being hustled ain't always a losing thing. As COM verbage goes, "Sometimes when you lose, you win." The game of gambling at pool sometimes extends far past the so-called being hustled. Yes, intellegence is that fact, and if done correctly and with patience, dollars can come back with a reward. I will state for the record though that I personally am a piss-poor hustler when "knowing" that I'm taking advantage of a far less skilled player, yet if it's a repeat of a previous loss...well, you have to always ask yourself, "Did I learn anything?" As far as the original statement from Dad, he's just saying, "Dog bites me once, his fault. He bites me twice, it's my fault." sid

12-11-2007, 09:09 PM
Harry, the hustler tries to get in your pants by making you think you're stealing. If you sign up for the treatment, thinking you are stealing from him, your dad was saying that you deserve whatever happens to you. You might wind up mad at the guy, but the bottom line is that it was your own fault. The other guy is guilty of stealing, which is exactly what you were trying to do. He was better at it.

Assume the position. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

12-11-2007, 09:38 PM
You sound just like my old man.Good funny post..thanks

12-12-2007, 10:41 AM
I see a lot of players agree to play someone for money when there is no chance to win period!

For example one person playing another and he loses every single game for about 10 games. Then the winning player wants to play for money and the losing player says sure!

I don't know if it is ego or what? (That they do not realize they are not as good of a player as the other guy.)

Seems clear as day to me!

12-12-2007, 11:01 AM
There are tons of reasons people gamble at pool and other games. You only have to look at a casino odds to know that being the dog in a bet does not deter millions from trying.

I think most do so to test their skills nerve and for entertainment. A few just can't get their blood flowing without a little on the outcome. I also believe the perception of how much gambling goes on is overblown, especially in the minds of people who don't play pool.

While a hustle does go on sometimes, a fair match up is not that uncommon. Like the casinos, it is only really bad when people become addicted to the gamble, not the game.

I do believe someone with no larceny in their heart can't be hustled at pool or much else.

12-12-2007, 12:30 PM
being the dog in a bet does...
that reminded me of a post I had made once about a dog...
I just now Googled "Florena Stone"....and my post from /04 came up. That's scary...nothing expires on the internet?

12-12-2007, 01:57 PM
When hustling or playing pool or both just remember....
<font color="blue">Friends come and go but enemies accumulate!</font color> /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif