There is a fun TV show in the U.K. called The Real Hustle, which shows various scams and hustles. One useful area is proposition bets – Primarily done in bar scenarios, the goal is to score some free drinks. I believe I first heard of these over at PFAdvice several months ago.
Here’s a classic one; it’s easy to remember and doesn’t require wasting any alcohol.
This next one that just requires some loose change, a dollar bill, and an empty glass:
And here’s one more that is a bit more involved:
The show makes it seem easy to go around and earn free drinks from strangers, but if you’re shy like me you just end up trying to con your friends.
By Jonathan Ping | Funny | 10/19/07, 3:39am