I haven't thought of this guy in years, thankfully I don't really have a reason do, it's probably been close to twenty five years since I've seen him, but I've got two stories on him:
first story is actually about this guy, and his friend, both, in my opinions SS
Back in the eighties, I used to go deer hunting every season with a group of friends. One year, we went all out. we found a nice section in the forest that was off the beaten path and showed lots of sign of lots of deer. So I along with two or three others guys started going down to this location every week about two months before deer season started. We walked through the woods looking for fresh signs that deer were coming through there. We then scoped out what we believed were good locations to put in deer stands and we built twelve stands throughout the woods.
We got a large group together, had them come down a week before the season opened, showed them the stands and let them pick the ones that were available. Since my friends and I had done all the work, we got first choice.
Everyone agreed that we were going to get up very early, about 3:00am, well before dawn so we could get everyone out in the woods and up in the stands. I was leading one group, one of the other guys who had built the stands with me, was leading the second group.
Opening day came, we were all up, except for Bob. Someone went to get him, and he came out whining and complaining.
Bob: This is stupid, I can't believe we're getting up so early, this is just stupid.
Me: Bob we all agreed on this a long time ago, if you had a problem with it, why didn't you say so at the time.
Bob: Look, I'm the type of guy that just calls it as I see it, I don't pull any punches, so when I see something is stupid, I'll tell you it's stupid, and getting up this early is stupid!
Me: Well Bob if you want to go back to bed, then go crawl in your tent and go back to bed, just don't come walking out in the woods at 8:00 trying to find you're stand, you're likely to get shot, and I'll field strip you and hang you in a tree if I'm the one that shoots you..... (I didn't really say that last part, I was just thinking it............
Bob: No, I'll go get in the stand, but I just want you to know that this is stupid....
so as it turns out, the only one who shot a deer that day, was Bob's friend that he had invited to come along. There was no problem with that, we all helped carry the deer out of the woods, we helped clean it. Those of us who had not killed anything, went back out in the woods after lunch to get in our stands again. When we came back Bob and his friend were gone. Bob got some of the deer meat, the rest of us, those of us who had done all the scouting and building, and those who also helped lug the deer out of the woods and help clean it, all got nothing.
I used to play poker every other Saturday night at a friends house, most of us that played worked together. We all knew Bob because he worked with us, he was invited to come play cards with us one night.
Now back then we played a strictly cash game, and it was dealers choice. We had started out playing with wild cards, but eventually we stopped doing that. We did however play with one extra joker in the deck, so it was a 53 card deck. The joker was not fully wild, it could be used as an Ace, or it could be used to fill a straight or a flush. That's how we played, that's how anyone could use the joker if they got it in their hand.
so we explain the rules before the game starts, and we explain how to use the joker if you get it in your hand..
Bob: Well I play a lot of poker with some friends of mine, we use a joker too, but we only allow it to be used as a fifth Ace.
Me: That's understandable, but tonight in this game, the joker, although not fully wild, can be used as more than an Ace. you'll appreciate that if you need a card to fill a straight or a flush and the joker shows up in your hand.
Bob: Well it just seems kind of silly to allow the joker to be anything more than an Ace.
Me: Well in any case, silly or not, that's how we play, the rules apply equally to everyone.
so during the course of the game, Bob gets a hand that ends with three of a kind, not a bad hand in poker. The other guy who was still in the pot along with Bob laid down his cards and called his hand as a straight, 10 to the Ace, with one of the cards being the joker.
Bob: That's not a straight, I'm just looking at a pair of Aces!!!
Me: No Bob, that's a straight, he's using the joker to fill in for the queen to make the straight
Bob: No, it's just a pair of Aces, a joker cannot be used except as an extra Ace.
Me: Bob, that may be how you play with your friends, but here, in this game, as was told to you before the game even started jokers can be used to fill in straights.
Bob: Well, that's pretty stupid, and if you're going to play that way, I guess i won't be coming back.
Me: Well you're certainly right that you won't be coming back.
Modified to make it more readable.