Judy Kay-Wolff

Comic Relief!

Bridge Winners, I was appalled and intended to address the issue here on my own site. However, the outpouring of facts and information via hundreds upon hundreds of comments appearing on individual threads with no end in sight never afforded me the opportunity. For the most part they were quite informative since so many were experienced, knowledgeable, informed contributors. Until I can soon devote the proper time to this ever-necessary topic, I will leave you with what Bobby and I found so humorous and uplifting penned by an individual named WASEEM NAQVI and though intended facetiously and a bit off target — seemed hilarious: “80% of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe!”


3 Comments

JOANIESeptember 17th, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Yes, the news is horrendous, but I confess .. not shocking. However, your tale above lightens the horror.

Judy Kay-WolffSeptember 17th, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Joanie,

Once you have lost your sense of humor, you might as well throw in the towel. However, NOTHING (YES — NOTHING) IS MORE DEPLORABLE than out-and-out cheating (regardless of method) and I have many true stories I have kept pent up for fifty years that would knock your socks off. Soon as I have a chance to devote the proper time to the subject, I will be posting.

Judy Kay-WolffSeptember 18th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Got a private note from a shy (but concerned) reader asking my reaction to this latest electronic innovation evolving from the current scuttlebutt which has consumed the internet.

Since these cheating/punishment/prevention issues all began a few weeks ago, Bobby and I feel the turmoil very distressing. Though all these revelations of cheating have brought shame to the game, it does present a ‘bright side” now that the facts are out in the open and proper actions must be taken to restore the honor and beauty of the game as it was first introduced.

I suppose one’s reaction is dependent upon one’s goal .. social or otherwise. I have played for sixty years for the fun of it and I have kibitzed for as many –with a yearning for learning. Bridge has shaped my destiny and I will be forever grateful. I have witnessed much cheating (innocent and intentional) and I am well informed as to the countless despicable options available to the “no-goodnicks” (especially the serious, experienced ones). Thus, it must be met with strong resistance and unyielding persistence to right the ship.
If bridge is to survive, there is NO ALTERNATIVE.

I am very unhappy about the present status of this recent upheaval; but as one grows older (though morals don’t decrease), one’s lifestyle changes. I am no longer involved in long flights and expensive bridge adventures. Been there — done that! I (and Bobby) are delighted with our new circle of friends we have met in Vegas (mostly at our terrific local club) and the many other venues of nearby enjoyment and eating facilities. However, that does not mean that we are both not extremely distressed by the recent hoopla.

Bridge’s fate falls into the laps of today’s active, talented bridge aficionados to assume the reins and try to resolve the issues by SENSIBLE solutions that won’t drive the average players (serious or purely social) away from the table. Everyday bridge is necessary as well to keep the public happy by not fading into oblivion.

Bridge is worth fighting for and we are hopeful that those currently at the helm will produce realistic and practical solutions to point our game back in the right direction.

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