I think this should have been me.
Why didn't I just go with my gut and quit college and turn pro? Oh yes, there was that one tiny little thing that stood in my way. Okay, two things really.
One. I don't really know how to play. I obviously know how to play but not like those guys. If you show me two hands I really can't tell you what the odds are of winning. I don't get the whole 'what are the odds' thing.
Two. I can't actually play with other people. This one really might have put a damper on my pro career don't you think? Here's what I mean. Back in the day when I actually went to the casino and played table games I would freak out and freeze up after the first old man gave me a dirty look for hitting when I shouldn't have and therefore taking the break card (or whatever it's called.) Seriously, people get straight up mean at these games. I guess when there's money on the line....
Three. I know I said there was only two but I thought of one more. I can't bluff. The darkest glasses and biggest hat could not hide my "poker face" mainly because I would probably start giggling when I had a good hand, I'm bad at holding in my excitment.
Now that I think about it, I really wouldn't have been that good at all. Probably a good thing I stayed in school, huh!? I digress.
Back to Joe. He is now the youngest man ever to win the title. Here's what he said, "I ran really well and I never really thought this was possible. It was one of those dreams and I’m thankful it came true."
Hey Joe, how about a little excitement. "WHAT??? OH MY GOSH, I WON I WON!! I'M THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD! I'M FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW!!"
Maybe this is another reason I wouldn't make it.
So just because I feel like playing pretend right now, I am going to tell you what I did with my money after winning $8,550,000.
First of all, I put plenty of money away for our children to go to college. (P.S. if they overmydeadbody decide not to go to college, I will be taking this money back.
Then after helping out some of my family and saving all the hungry children of the world I would take what is left (yes, I realize I probably ran out of money already but this is my dream) and bring everyone I know on a nice long tropical cruise.
What would you do with $8 million?