Evenings, if you get bored, you can play pool at the Average Joe Bar down the street from Chez Carib, next to the Caribbean Fuels gas station in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Pool is a good game to know how to play, and, like riding a bicycle, you get rusty in your skills but you don’t forget how. In a new place it is a way to find friends, meet and make new friends, or keep the friends who already know how to put up with you.
This evening the game is eight ball and, since there are six people who want to play, we partner up. Four of us play and then the winning pair of each game keeps the table and plays the pair that sat out.
Jack and Kristi and Greg and Mark were here when I dropped in. Walter and I make a team this particular game though I’ve never met him before.
I start well but lose ground.
This night there are good shots, bad shots, some erudite comments, and chatter.
Beer and good shots do not have a good relationship, but beer lets you think you are better than your shots prove you are.