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Take-Out Poker

Finally, a use for all those damned condiment packets!
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If you're like me, you have a cabinet full of individual packets of soy sauce, ketchup, wasabi, etc. that have accumulated from years of eating take-out food. The theory being that instead of buying a bottle/jar/barrel of said condiments, you can simply use the packets and save a bit on your grocery bill. The inevitable result is that you simply accumulate gobs of the damn packets because you've forgotten about them and went ahead and bought a jar of pickle relish.

I propose a simple solution: Poker night. You invite your friends to play, and instead of chips everyone uses the packets they've accumulated. Determine the relative value of each type of condiment in advance, and betting works in reverse - loser takes all.

Alternatively, instead of betting in reverse, you could have a condiment fight at the end of it all, with the winner of the game being the best armed.

justaguy, May 24 2005

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       I think I'd come home depressed, cry myself to sleep, nothing better to do than gamble condiment packages, and now the inside of my car smells like a fast food vendor convention...   

       But, good idea, really. I'd throw less condiments out.
daseva, May 24 2005
  

       "nothing better to do than gamble condiment packages"
Don't knock it 'till you've tried it.
st3f, May 24 2005
  

       I read condom packets. sorry!   

       there is a drawer here, full of mini-cab cards for my nephew and I to play snap at xmas.
po, May 24 2005
  

       Poker night could become "Gamble Away your Useless Junk" night.
hidden truths, May 24 2005
  

       The more I think of it, the more I like the condiment fight idea better. I'm thinking Slip-N-Slide.
justaguy, May 24 2005
  

       ever tried to stack condiment packages? I thought not.
ato_de, May 24 2005
  

       I don't stack my chips, either. I prefer large, disorganized piles of loot.
justaguy, May 24 2005
  

       I like gambling with junk. I see your case of empty wine bottles and raise you a too-small wetsuit.
normzone, May 24 2005
  

       There needs to be a unit of currency.   

       Ketchup packets should be worth the most, because they actually get used. Then comes mustard, then soy, then sweet and sour, then all the taco bell hot sauces, then all the pizza hut packets. Or not... I can't think straight now.
daseva, May 24 2005
  

       How many wine bottles to a wetsuit? How many ketchup packets to a wine bottle? Geographic and personal needs determine.
normzone, May 24 2005
  
      
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