Confession #1 – I’m a Donkey
When non-poker players hear the word “Donkey,” visions of the “Equus Asinus” or “Domesticated Ass” is the first thing that comes to mind. For other non-poker players, they instead think of the slang usage, and visions of an obstinate or stupid person start dancing around in their heads.
Then there is the group of people that I’m proud to be a part of; Poker players, and while we may consider Donkeys as being stupid like in the slang definition; we most often use the term to describe a bad player who makes flagrantly poor plays on a regular basis.
It should also be understood that being a donkey is not just about making bad plays; it’s also about attitude, the things we say, and how we treat others at the poker table. In some cases, being a donkey is only a short term affliction which is a part of our poker journey; in other cases, being a donkey is something we revert to when we go on tilt; and in yet other cases, being a donkey is a way of life; and in my case, I have been slipping in and out of Donkeyville for some time. That’s not to say, I will always be a donkey, but knowing you are one is the first step towards recovery.
In my next few blogs, I’m going to try and go over a lot of different information to include my confessions. I’ll discuss some different players who are oft considered donkeys, go over characteristics of donkeys and I’ll even go over my plan to leave Donkeyville with the hopes of never returning there again.
Till next time, Ric AkA Punky159