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    Dear Abby:

    Dear Abby,

    I was playing 'Captain's One-Pocket' tonight with my friends and I was the Captain so I am playing against both of my friends. One of my one-pocket friends is really good but the other one, well...let's just he's not so good.
    This is where the problem starts. When it's my not-so-good friend's turn to shoot, he takes forever. He asks his partner for advice, where to hit the ball, what english to use, etc. Sometimes he takes almost 5 minutes for each shot and I find myself losing interest in the game.
    I had my fill of it tonight so I engaged in some friendly woofing, just to keep myself somewhat awake.
    My not-so-good friend said I was "mean". I explained that it's just my way of getting into his head and again, he called me "mean".

    Abby, am I mean? How can I be more friendly while maintaining my sharp tongue and competitive spirit?

    Regards,

    Meanie Ken

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    Re: Dear Abby:

    Your mean Ken...ruthless, onery {sp}, callus and a down right skaliwag [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]...HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Its part of Captians to help the lesser player and he is thankful for it. I for one torture [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] my friends playing Captians verbally...but thats just me
    "Doesnt mean that much to me to mean that much to you"...Neil Young

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    Re: Dear Abby:

    Don't tell me you gave eg8r another hard time? You really should have let him help OPC out, before you dog the kid. LOL

    Regards,

    C.C.~~wondering if Ken go his $10. back yet from Ed. I think Ed framed it. hahahhahaha [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Dear Abby:

    When you say [ QUOTE ]
    My not-so-good friend <hr /></blockquote>are you still talking about the quality of this persons play or your relationship with this person????

    eg8r


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    Re: Dear Abby:

    No Ken has not won any money back. We played 1p because Ken was still a little sore about the other night. It came out in his attitude. I thought I would give him a chance since he was sick and maybe a little grumpy. Well I was wrong, he was downright hateful. lol

    For the record: Les and Ed 1 vs Ken 1, Ken and Ed 1 vs Les 0, Ken and Les 0 vs Ed 1. I seemed to have a pretty good night, being on the winning team in 3 out of 4 occasions. One problem with my game is failing to get all the open balls in my pocket. If I make one or two and then need to do a little extra to the cb to get to the next ob I miss (and usually sell out the other ob).

    eg8r &lt;~~~Still working on my game

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    Re: Dear Abby:

    You must have had a talk with Ken before our match. lol

    eg8r &lt;~~~Man is Ken grumpy

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    Re: Dear Abby:

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote rackmup:</font><hr> Dear Abby,

    I was playing 'Captain's One-Pocket' tonight with my friends and I was the Captain so I am playing against both of my friends. One of my one-pocket friends is really good but the other one, well...let's just he's not so good.
    This is where the problem starts. When it's my not-so-good friend's turn to shoot, he takes forever. He asks his partner for advice, where to hit the ball, what english to use, etc. Sometimes he takes almost 5 minutes for each shot and I find myself losing interest in the game.
    I had my fill of it tonight so I engaged in some friendly woofing, just to keep myself somewhat awake.
    My not-so-good friend said I was "mean". I explained that it's just my way of getting into his head and again, he called me "mean".

    Abby, am I mean? How can I be more friendly while maintaing my sharp tongue and competitive spirit?

    Regards,

    Meanie Ken <hr /></blockquote>

    Dear Meanie Ken,

    Your friend should realize that it is almost rude and disturbing to take 5 minutes before each shot, just so that he can miss it anyways. If he wants to play pool, he should do so enough that he can figure out for himself what shots to shoot.. perhaps he could pick up some books.. but for now, 1-pocket is more of a game reserved for either two good players, or two not-so-good players.. and if I found myself in the middle of a good player game, and I was NOT playing so good, I'd gladly oust myself in favor or watching and learning.

    -not quite Abigail Van Buren. (sp?)

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    Re: Dear Abby:

    Ken, I suggest that you take a more direct approach, and talk to you friend. Explain to him that his indecision and delays are as much a sharking maneuver to you as your woofing is to him. Also explain to him that you're paying table time while he stands around scratching his head. If that doesn't work, show him what mean is, and crack him over the head with the big end of your stick. HeHeHe J/K

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    Re: Dear Abby:

    I certainly consider this person to be a very good friend.

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    Re: Dear Abby:

    Dear Abby,

    While I can find myself in agreement with a teammate helping the lesser-skilled player, there should be limitations.

    Example:

    Not-so-good-friend @ 8:30PM
    "Les, should I take the six or safety off the two and leave the cueball in his pocket?"

    Les @ 8:30PM
    "Play the safety."

    This would take about 2-5 seconds and would be acceptable.

    This is what I face, however:

    Not-so-good-friend @ 8:30PM
    "Les, should I take the six or safety off the two and leave the cueball in his pocket?"

    Les @ 8:30PM
    "Play the safety."

    Not-so-good-friend @ 8:31PM
    "I don't understand, could you please explain in greater detail?"

    Les @ 8:31PM
    "Sure...no problem. As I have illustrated here on the dry-erase board, if you just nudge the edge of the two-ball, it should glance off the ball, striking the end rail first, then caroming off the eleven-ball, eventually striking the long rail and rolling slowly to the edge of his pocket. Here...look at this graph paper that I have illustrated the shot on. You see? This is a much better shot that the one you were thinking of taking."

    Not-so-good-friend @ 8:32PM
    "Really? I still have my doubts."

    Les @ 8:32PM
    "Okay, look at this. I have entered the two different shots on my 'Grady Mathews Shot Global Positioning Unit' and it clearly shows...excuse me, Clinton (pool room owner), could you dim the lights over our table so the display on my GPS unit shows up better? Great. Thanks. Anyway, as you can see, the balls will do everything I say they will."

    Not-so-good-player @ 8:34PM
    "I hate to be such a party-pooper but I still don't see how I am to execute this shot in the manner that you have outlined."

    Les @ 8:35PM
    "This should make it easier...while the lights are dim, watch this video on the monitor. The shot you are pondering is very similar to the one Hall faced against Strickland in this match...Look! See what Hall did? That is what I want you to do. Look how great it worked! Let's watch the rest of the video."

    Not-so-good-friend @ 9:05PM
    "Wow! That video really opened my eyes. Where did you get it?

    Les @ 9:10PM
    "I actually received it as a gift. I have an extra copy if you want it. We can run to my place and pick it up if you wish."

    Not-so-good-friend @ 9:11PM
    "Wow Really? Man, you are swell!

    Les @ 9:12PM
    "Let's go get it."

    Not-so-good-friend @ 9:12PM
    "Great!"

    This is clearly an abusive use of time between shots. I just believe that after any man has reached a certain age, he should be able to make basic decisions by himself and not at the expense of others.

    Abby, am I wrong?

    Regards,

    Mean Ken In Texas






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