MONEY MORAL DILEMMA: Should Tyrone take Jack's car?

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Here's this week's hypothetical situation for you to cogitate on:
Should Tyrone take Jack's car?

Best pals Jack, Vera, Tyrone and Kirk hold a monthly poker night, where they get together for a few beers and a friendly flutter. This week, however, the drinks have been flowing, and the game starts getting out of control. Soon, only Tyrone and Jack are left in the game. The stakes get higher and higher, way beyond what either can afford, until finally Jack throws the keys to his beloved £5,000 car into the pot. When Tyrone wins, Jack is absolutely distraught. He asks Tyrone let him keep the car, but Tyrone argues that a bet's a bet.
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  • Thunderbird_2
    Thunderbird_2 Forumite Posts: 613
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    No, he shouldn't take the car.
    Be nice, life is too short to be anything else.
  • Glyn
    Glyn Forumite Posts: 9 Forumite
    No. Although a bet is a bet,,, they were all drunk. :rotfl: Anyway Vera has just died for goodness sake!
  • stogiebear
    stogiebear Forumite Posts: 95 Forumite
    Gamblers are weak fools.

    Yes - keep the car. I certainly would and if the sap had a house I'd invite him round for another game.
  • tallgirld
    tallgirld Forumite Posts: 484
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    Nah he shouldn't take the car, he should demand the value of the car instead though!!!:D
  • UK007BullDog
    UK007BullDog Forumite Posts: 2,607
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    If he keeps the car he might have lost 1, 2 or even 3 best friends. Friendship is worth much more than an old £5K banger or any materialistic item.

    I rather keep my friends. But it should be a valuable lesson to Jack. Dont drink and play poker.
  • p-e-t-e
    p-e-t-e Forumite Posts: 3 Newbie
    No, they were drunk ...........and are best mates, you would not do that to a mate
  • Paul_V_3
    Paul_V_3 Forumite Posts: 5 Forumite
    Had Jack won the hand he would have taken all of Tyrone's money. Tough luck, hand over the log book.
  • olly300
    olly300 Forumite Posts: 14,736
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    Tyrone should take the car and hopefully Jack will seek help to sort out his gambling problem. If you are drunk and can read a hand of cards then you are not to drunk to know what you are betting.
    I'm not cynical I'm realistic :p

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  • bigpat
    bigpat Forumite Posts: 316
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    Yes he should keep the car, but maybe give Jack the option to pay it off over time. And Jack shouldn't be so bleedin' stupid in the first place!
  • Murphy_The_Cat
    Murphy_The_Cat Forumite Posts: 20,961
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    Never bet what you aren't prepared to lose.
    Jacks a greedy fool and a mug for putting his car in the pot.
    & Tyrone isn't the best pa; that he thinks that he is.

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