The 2 Cent King

Poker Party

                                                                                                                                   Sunday, March 06, 2005
Okie.. it’s a guys night out. The extravagant plan initially started out (a week back) with camping and some outdoor activity away from the city, but considering the participants involved are married with at least a kid , no one could ever come to any consensus(read as too scared to even talk to their better-half's about the idea) and finally and aptly ended as a poker night. This time it did not even take minutes for them to come to a consensus on where to do the frenzy. Who else.. of course...Yours truly's apartment... and more that suits them is my "living alone" status and an easy excuse to put the blame on, for initiating the idea if confronted by their wives. You can imagine my reputation and the grief I gonna get, if ever in my cotton-picking mind, I wish to go to their homes. Anyway, noting that the gang involves my bro and his friends who apparently happens to be mine too, I couldn't say no.

Well there I was... cleaning up my place only to be trashed in few hours. Every one showed up in their usual IS Timings(read IST as Indian Stretchable Timings). People ,especially women folk ,curious about what goes on a guys night-out would rather wish to be darned they ever asked. But if you are not curious to know please stop reading from here. To imagine the assembly of some smart minds ,engineers, senior managers who excel in their fields would bring out the best of conversations , think again. Of course the obvious culprit is the omni-present "som-ras" in such kind of gatherings. Rather than more constructive and lively arguments that would at least remotely make sense , the topics ranged from circumcision and the need for it or the lack of and the comparison of the water level inside toilet pots at our work place and in Infosys in India(one infosys guy even made a case out of it on why its so efficient to do outsourcing..no I am not giving in any more gross details) and the detailed description of the different poses their work colleagues make in restrooms while answering N.calls. For obvious reasons I stopped eating after that. Fortunately and expectedly there wasn't much discussion about any "girl stuff" probably due to the age group they all belonged to. Thank God for small mercies *phew*. So any girls reading this, if your hubbies gives a one line answer of their account on guys night out, please end the conversation there.

Coming back, I still couldn't figure why it was called a poker party. Once the poker expert explained the rules of the game to everyone who by then had a attention span of a 3-year old boy(not girl), the game started and finished within 2 minutes after people started betting whole coins even before the cards were dealt. That’s the only poker I ever got to see for the night. So there was no "poker" and it not even looked like a "party" (I guess you would agree with me after reading the above interesting conversations we had).

Oh well. It’s a guys night out and as you all know, nothing makes sense when they all get together(for that matter I don't think it happens only when they get together)

BTW here's a Don't on these kind of nights, when you are drunk and making coffee, make sure you don't have the salt bowl next to the stove. You are not going to enjoy your coffee that much:)

by gvenum @  9:23 PM                                                                                                                                                                 

  • #by Blogger Akruti, at March 06, 2005 11:26 PM

    Ha,see,me the firstone to comment here:)) and i read whole post here:)) not like u did;) Me going to a all girls nightout,yayyyyyyy,and no,i wont write what all we will talk abt.And hope ur coffee tasts better next time,yeeeeeeeks,salt,hahaha,and dont u worry abt ur reputation,dont venture out for a few days to ur friend's place:)havefunnnn.


  • #by Blogger Grafxgurl, at March 07, 2005 12:28 AM

    lol.. alright it worked.. whatever it is that you did.. i am here on your blog..
    i warn you tho.. my typos are infamous in this blog world ..
    as to poker parties and boys nights out......... thank god your not a girl.. and that your mind has not been squished dry as a prune with all out demeaning purgings of life and its complicated meanings..


  • #by Blogger Grafxgurl, at March 07, 2005 4:56 AM

    oh and.. umm.. you have been added to my tin of sardines..


  • #by Blogger Akruti, at March 07, 2005 1:42 PM

    See i am back to tell u that i am having a blast in all girls nightout,hahaha.


  • #by Blogger Pallavi, at March 08, 2005 12:50 AM

    Good to know that you had fun !!


  • #by Blogger Prasad, at March 08, 2005 4:27 AM

    hmm.. seems u had loads of fun at the party with the senior mgmt ppl... :)


  • #by Blogger Tafosi, at March 08, 2005 4:34 AM

    Dude you do need to come and experience poker "cow-country" style !!


  • #by Blogger Primalsoup, at March 08, 2005 10:26 AM

    Really, shame on you! Outsourcing and... *shudder*
    Better make ammends lest I need to reconsider your membership! :)


  • #by Blogger gvenum, at March 08, 2005 3:53 PM

    (Neelima) yay! You are the first one to get response too.Hope you had some quality fun in your night out..

    >and no,i wont write what all we will talk abt
    shuks..don't blame guys if they never understood girls next time.

    >dont venture out for a few days to ur friend's place:)
    Few days!!..I am never going there.

    Thanks for your wishes, famous or infamous your comments are are always welcome.
    Thanks for adding me to your list.

    (Neelima) still no details hmm...read the rest above.

    (Pallavi) Thanks...I would rather call that I had "interesting" time

    (Prasad) Yeah they are senior management...but fortunately not mine.
    (Tafosi) I hope we wont be setting up the poker cards on a cow...:)

    (Primalsoup) Okie *amend start* He was making a valid point about the facilities along with obvious monetray gains. *amend end*
    I thought having a guys night-out will strengthen my case for a promotion in the clan:)


  • #by Blogger J, at March 24, 2005 2:23 AM

    Wot do u think happens on a girls' nite out? ;)


  • #by Blogger gvenum, at March 25, 2005 12:13 PM

    (J) Will I ever know:(


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