Anorak | Let’s Ban Poker And Ballroom Dancing

Let’s Ban Poker And Ballroom Dancing

by | 29th, February 2008


No. Not I the Poker Anorak, but blufDaddy on the forums. And why has he quit? Why does anyone stop playing poker?

Says he: “Never ever playing a single hand of poker ever again. Too fkin stressful.”

But the stress is addictive, is it not? The stress, or the thrill if you will, is the thing that keeps many of us playing poker.

Says stu in response: “See you next week…you know you’ll be back.”

Some would say that this is tantamount to addiction. Maybe there is a trace of that. But what is wrong being addicted to what you enjoy?

The prevailing mood is one of banstabation tobacco, fat people and junk food. What next?

Say, you like ballroom dancing. And there is suddenly a spate of ballroom dancing-related injuries. The stricken are sent to hospital. And then the Government works out that ballroom dancers are expensive to treat. Their injuries are preventable.

You need special insurance to dance. A new rule is that the NHS will not treat ballroom injuries. You are a pariah.

You are to be cured of your addiction by therapists. You are to be weaned off your illness by a programme of measures, including a fun run, a TV show called “Help Me Quit” and health announcements at

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