Here in California, I finally got around to scheduling a poker night and invited a number of co-workers and neighbors. And two days later, Rick's second law of poker night was proven true: everyone on the distribution, once they accept the invitation, must immediately proceed to explain to everyone else how they barely know how to play poker.
Direct quotes from the e-mail thread:
"sounds like you will be taking the money from me."If the past is any guide, I'm going to lose money on Friday night.
"I haven't played in (many) years. But, after losing so much $$$ in 2008, why not lose a bit more to friends over beers."
"I'm not much of a poker player."
"I am a real novice at poker and know only the basic rules."