We’ve all done it. That moment when you realise you want something so badly that you make a bet to get it. Oh how we look back and laugh, but at the time it’s a horrifying moment of realisation that perhaps your brain wasn’t involved when you agreed to your arduous task.
When I was at university times were more reckless and within the walls of my flat, bets were commonplace. Living with only guys tends to create a competitive atmosphere and simple watching television would turn into a match of “who can hold onto the remote the longest”.
They were simpler times. They were stupid times.
But one of my fondest memories of a bet was when one of my best mates endured the harshest terms to get something he wanted: getting introduced to the girl he really liked.
To win the bet he would have to seduce another one of my friends exs so he could retrieve a pair of trainers that he had forgotten to take with him when they broke up. Sounds simple, but the ex hated anyone associated with my friend, so my flatmate had his work cut out for him.
So after a week of trying my flatmate found himself in the exs bedroom, and managed to fob her off by making her shower before getting down to anything naughty. He searched high and low for the trainers and finally found them, but the ex was coming out of the shower so what do you do? He threw the trainers out of the window and slept with the ex.
He won the bet, but had to do some extreme things to get what he wanted. On a positive note he recently married the girl he was doing the bet to get to, which is nice. Whether or not she knows the whole story is another matter.
My reason for telling this story is that Johnnie Walker, the famous whiskey maker, has recently released an amazing short film starring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini, and it’s all focused around a bet.
It shows just how far some people are willing to go to get the thing they want. So when was the last time you were part of a crazy bet? If you are starting university this month be wary! You can get great things if you win, but losing could be the end of you.
Post sponsored by Johnnie Walker