September 19, 2009
Last night hubby and I played pool. We did a round robin with 7 players total on three tables. As more player's started to leave, we were left with one table and 3 players. Mr. Wacky asked if he could use my cue and I said it was fine, because he had broken his down thinking that we were all leaving for the night.
Out of nowhere, this other guy who we were also round robining with, Mr. Shy, took my cue to look at it. I thought to myself, that's fine. Next he started grabbing some balls acting as if he was going to hit it. And he was.
Startled, I exclaimed to him, "Hey, you can't hit with that! That's mine!"
He looked genuinely shocked. I continued to scold him and said, "It's just pool etiquette to first ask the person whether you can hit with their cue."
He was still stunned and proceeded to put the cue back down. I don't think he said anything back to me after the incident.
I don't have a problem if somebody asks to use my cue, but the point is, ask before doing it.
What are your thoughts? Should I not have scolded him? Was I too harsh?
Quilt & Bitch