It’s some type of animal. I couldn’t really think of anything to say beyond that and I’m too lazy to do so. I guess that shows my disdain. I’m not really comfortable with the cruder term as a title.
There’s a term used in poker to describe a bad player. Back in the days when I was fascinated by the game, I specifically remember a friend crying out, “What a donk!” This was usually a venting of frustration and anger that occurred when a “player” (read: bad player who has no clue of how to play properly) actually ended up winning the hand. Of course, these types of situations are known as a bad beat to the stronger player. And as if these bad players aren’t frustrating enough, the most appalling thing to ever occur is when they act proud of it. Actually, they don’t even need to be proud. If they don’t understand the amount of anguish they cause, if they offer no remorse for their senseless and reckless acts, they are the epitome of disregard for other players and the game.
The situation I imagined assumes both players have showed their hands to each other already. After all, you can’t bluff a hand when your cards are face up on the table. My question involves a hand that’s not over yet. How do you bet when you know that there are a lot of “donks” out there? Pre-flop, post-flop, the turn, the river. All of these require a decision to be made. Sometimes a donkey can make you question if you know what you’re doing. I have a story. Hopefully someone will be able to read it.