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Observed in their natural habitat woman behaves in a dignified and respectful manner, never competing with another and frequently making use of compliments. All competitive tendencies, natural to most animal species, appear nonexistent.
Frequently throughout the game I heard the comment, “Oh, we forgot to bet.” I do not believe this has ever been uttered at a card table before. I looked away to the appetizer table for answers but only found more questions: how do they grow pumpkin spiced almonds?
I pulled myself away from the food to observe the action of the game as it was coming to an end and a winner would soon be crowned.
“Whoever wins this hand gets the first piece of cheesecake!”
I nearly fell off my chair.
Men play for honor! We play for bragging rights! We play to conquer!