Bars have built a steady reputation of being the place of all the places to take advantage of people.
Your inhibitions are down, your senses numbed and your wit dulling by the minute, a bar is the perfect storm when it comes to placing impossible bets.
What did you think I was talking about?
The line of physical, emotional and mental damage should never be crossed in any situation, in my opinion. If you can not go out and respect these three things in other people, you should stay home.
That said, their wallets are fair game. Nothing wrong with taking a little cash over an honest goof once in a while.
Here is how to win every time without fail.
Ask your server or bartender for a pint of beer, an empty pint glass and the shot of your target’s choice. It is important to let them order after you explain the bet.
Challenge them to drink the shot faster than you drink the pint for $20. Of course they will say that they can. To make it sporting, ask them if they mind not using their hands and not spilling on the bar. You know, just to make it fair. Most will think that is fair enough.
Count to three to begin the challenge. When you get to “2” in the countdown, place the empty pint glass upside down over their shot. The shot is now encapsulated by the empty pint glass and they can not use their hands or spill their shot.
Sip your beer and claim your money.
Ask a friend to play a game where you pick out one, two or three pennies at a time from a pile of pennies. The person to draw last, loses and has to pay the others tab.
Make sure their are exactly 17 pennies in the pile. Also, make certain that no matter how many your friend picks, the pennies removed in each round totals four.
If they pick two, you pick two. If they pick one, you pick three.
You will win every time.
Challenge someone to put their left ankle, knee, hip, shoulder and cheek against the wall. Then, ask them to lift their right leg.
They can not. They pay the tab.
Challenge a friend to a drinking contest. Calm down, not a chugging contest. Just present the challenge that they can not drink the drink by themselves. There is no time limit. There is no process of slamming it down. Just drink.
Every time they take a sip, you take a sip. That is not drinking by yourself, that is drinking with someone else. You win.
Taking advantage of people, especially in a bar, is not something I condone. However, these are all in good fun and can be very economical for the budget partier. If you can, pick out someone who is a little too confident or has a little too much volume in their voice.