The dusty saloon doors swing open as a cowboy enters. He swaggers to the bar, slaps down a fistful of dollars and says, “Drinks for everyone on me!” People raise their glasses and shout, some clap, and some say, “3 cheers for our new friend”.
What a great deal for those in the saloon that night; a free drink from a stranger. It wasn’t asked for. This cowboy just gave it in honor of something he wanted to celebrate, perhaps a successful trail ride. Whatever his reason, most people gratefully lift their mug and accept the free gift.
But imagine a table in the corner of the room with several whiskered gamblers. (more…)