The Bar Bet

Bill and Gary are in a bar one evening. "I'll bet you a dollar," Bill says, "that if you give me two dollars I'll give you three dollars."

"Deal!" Gary replies, sensing a quick profit. He puts two dollars on the bar between them.

Bill says, "I lose," returns one dollar, and pockets the other. He tipped his hat, and left.

(And left his tab for Gary, while he was at it!)

Bill went on to found a successful software company and became very, very rich.

Gary never left the bar, let his operating system lapse into obsolescence, and died a bitter alcoholic.

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(If you're unsure of the references: Bill, Gary.)

Posted April 29, 2016

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