My best friend and I can be a little on the competitive side. We’re always finding ways to turn things into bets and competitions. Most recently, when we were hanging out on a boating trip, we decided that we would have a fishing contest. All we needed to do was set up the parameters of the bet, so we could figure out exactly what the stakes would be.
I promised that I would buy him some Evinrude oil for his boat if he won the contest, and he said he would do the same for me if I won. I thought that would be a fair wager and that we were pretty evenly matched. I was wrong about one thing though; he caught way more fish than I did. He’s clearly more of an expert fisherman than I am, but I was happy to pay up.