I went to Mangia Mangia today to get lunch. It's a little hole in the wall dive in the North End of Boston. As I was walking back to the office I walked by this little "club". It said Sons of Italy by the door and the door was propped wide open to some fresh September air.
So of course I looked in........
What I saw was a bunch of old men (retired I imagine as it's a work day) playing poker! And lots of them! They had 2 tables going! BOOM.
My first thought was....ewwww...alot of these old men aren't wearing tops! I mean TOPLESS. Not even a wife beater. Must be hot in there.
My SECOND thought was....hmmmm....retirement money!! Cha-Ching!
Now do I have the balls to walk into said club, out of the blue, and ask to play there at lunch time? I dunno.
Normally I'd rather have bamboo shoots shoved under my nails than walk into a place where I know no one and have to be friendly.
I am THAT antisocial in person. For real.
But..................It's an Italian Club and I sure am Italian so I have that going for me. Plus it's all old guys....old guys LOVE me, right Mojo? :) And let's face it, I'd be doing them a favor by inviting myself. As antisocial as I am, I make a live game a helluva lot of fun....so they'd def have a good time giving me their money.
On the negative side, I'm certainly not a club member....would they let a non member play during her lunch hour? I dunno. Is it weird to just walk in off the street and ask to play? Probably. But if I'm in my poker uniform (cleavage baby) how could they say no?
Should I do it or not? I think it'd be E-Z money. Famous last words, right?