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My Mum and Poker

Posted by Sangeeth Mohan on 2011-03-15 at 12:00 AM

First of all let me tell you this. My mum is a very rich woman. She has 2 homes. One in Kochi and One in my head….. Most of the decisions I made in my life always had something to do with my mom… Yeah I am a mommas boy and am proud of it. Having said this, let me tell you about my only decision which dint involve my mom. Poker.

I was a very successful Corporate trainer till a few months ago. I was one of India’s top behavioral and communication trainers. I have trained for almost all major corporates. It all started when I was working for a particular training company , heading the training operations for south India , the poker thought hit me. I wasnt particularly strong on my bankroll, But I thought I should give it a serious thought. The thought got REALLY serious and I quit. On my flight back home, I kept wondering. What do i tell mum. I got home. She greeted me with the trademark hug (I dunno how she manages to do that, given my fame) and asked .”Are u on leave”. I said “No, mum. I quit”. She asked ” Why? I thought u were happy there”. I said “I a gonna work as a freelance trainer mom. I want some time off”. She looks perplexed and asks “to do what”, and i say “I wanna play poker mum”.

And she looks at me like I just said “I wanna become a Pornstar”. That was sometime ago. Now, she has come to terms with my crazyness and all the accidental F’s and B’s which pops out at midnight when I am delivered beats online.

Now when I get my tickets ready to go to Goa for a tourney, My mum packs my bags, wishes me luck and also goes to a nearby church or a temple to pray for me.. Yeah.. I am a Mommas boy.. I love u ma….

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