I don't gamble. I don't bet. I don't wager. I don't put money on stuff. (However, I do own a thesaurus.) I won't go into all the reasons why I don't gamble. That's boring stuff for a blog post. But sometimes I'm a little fuzzy on what is considered gambling.
Well, today I was arguing with my older brother about how much water a person is supposed to drink. I said that the rule of eight glasses a day is fine for everyone. But apparently, my brother's friend said that you divide your weight by 2 and that's how many ounces you have to drink. So, that means I'd have to drink 138 ounces of water in a day. (And for those of you who didn't already do the math, that means I weigh 276 pounds.) And that's roughly nine bottles of water (eight more than I have ever drank in one day).
So my brother claims that the only reason I disagree is because I hate water. That I prefer coffee, Diet Coke, or any other beverage that has a taste to it. And while this is true, it's not the reason I disagree with the body weight water consumption formula. So he said he'd give me 5 dollars if I drank 5 bottles of water today. And he's providing the water. So that's not gambling, in my opinion. I don't stand to lose anything, and it all depends on my activity, not the roll of a dice. Plus, I really like free stuff, like money and water. So I'm gonna do it. And I'm probably gonna wet my pants.
And here are two quotes about gambling that I remembered that I think are hilarious:
Pam (on The Office): "I suggest we flip a coin. But Angela said she doesn't like to gamble. Of course by saying that, she was gambling that I wouldn't smack her."
Mitch Hedburg: "I love Blackjack. But I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle."