My sister got a fish on Monday. My family is notoriously bad at pet ownership. All of our pets have either been given away, run away, flew away or died (voluntarily and involuntarily). Taking all of this into account, I made my sister a bet.
"Abbie, I bet in 2 years that fish will be dead. If it’s still alive I will give you a dollar".
Two years, you ask? Well a couple of things were going on here. 1) I thought about making it a year, but then I thought, what if it lives longer than a year? I don’t want to lose! and 2) If I was to lose, I didn’t want to lose alot, hence the one dollar.
Yesterday, (one day later) when I came home, the fish was dead.
She owes me a dollar. But I think the fact that I feel dumb for 1) not choosing a shorter time period and 2) not risking more money, makes it very unlikely that Ill be collecting on her debt anytime soon.