As with most political ambassadorial appointments when compared with the careerist diplomatic dullards, the previous American ambassador was a fun fellow.
I had a bet with him that Trump would end up in prison. The civil charges just announced against him are clear-cut fraud. Criminal proceedings to follow are inevitable. His lawyers will work the system and cost him millions with delaying tactics but what could pre-empt imprisonment will be his demise. He’s almost 80 and is significantly overweight. He’s an appalling stain on American history.
That’s the trouble with these future event bets as too often collecting is awkward. In my teens I had a bet with a mate as to who would marry the best looking woman. He married a crone but how could I possibly make a claim?
Another was with Herbert Muhammad, leader of America’s Black Muslim “Nation of Islam movement.”
We had a $100 bet as to who would live longest, he constantly forecasting my demise for eating pork. Herbert died a few years back but again, how could I possibly make a claim against his estate?
My most recent wager is that Labour would get less than a 30% vote tally in next year’s election.
That amounts to free money and is a gilt-edge certainty.