My wife (recuperating nicely from her minor operation) was bored out of her mind. To distract her boredom, she asked me to play cards with her. Now, realizing I didn't want to play cards, I still sympathized with the fact that you can only watch so much TV when you have limited mobility and I reluctantly acquiesced.
Probably not the wisest thing to do.
First, we played a game the mother-in-law taught us a couple months ago. This is mind you, a game I've not lost at but less than a handful of times since learning it. The wife being on drugs didn't help her case. Game over, wife refuses to play that game any more.
So what does she wish to play? Gin-Rummy. Yep, same game I mercilessly beat her at while she was in labor with each of our children. End result? Even better than the first game. The last hand, I need 15 points to go out and am ahead by 100. My wife's cards? Yep, she had laid down 5 cards - all playing off of my hand. No runs, no matches. Again - ALL.OFF.MY.HAND. Needless to say, she wanted to play 52 pickup when we were done.
Yep, I beat her at that one too.
Who says I've got a competitive streak?