It's very like people who've never had a bet!!
They don't understand "Odds"
Now I am not a betting man, precisely because I DO understand odds !!
We had a self-opinionated and self-righteous RI teacher at school who threatened us with hellfire and eternal damnation if we ever dared go near a bookie. Now I have a nose for empty threats, and left to this twerp I might have become a life-long punter.**
However, our maths teacher got bored with quadratic equations one morning, and as a diversion led us through the mathematics of "making a book". That was utterly convincing and I have never wasted money in supporting the life-style of William Hill and his ilk.
** After one of his diatribes, I was so annoyed that I found out his home address, and sent him an unstamped letter which read "Bet you tuppence-ha'penny this will cost you fivepence" (Postage due in those days was double the value of the missing stamps)
Edited by Vagabond, 31 March 2017 - 01:08 PM.