My boyfriend is a total fanatic when it comes to playing pool. He’s been playing pool ever since he was a teenager. His parents had a pool table at home so it became extremely easy for him to practise and get really good at his game. Over the years he has frequently visited pool halls and bars that have a pool table. I’ve never understood his enthusiasm for the game. I’ve always found the game to be rather boring. That’s probably because I’m not good at it, but I’m not good at it because I have zero desire to ever become good at it.
My boyfriend and I moved house two months ago and he’s regularly tried to make me drive an hour away to join him for a game of pool. This became a source of contention for us. I had no interest in participating, and he’d become frustrated that I didn’t want to play to keep him happy. I had tried to give it a go a few times, but eventually enough was enough. I refused to drive one hour each night to play a game I hate and then spend an hour driving back. Sadly, my boyfriend and I got into a huge fight over this. I can tell he’s feeling quite sad that he can’t play pool. Luckily, I’ve found the perfect solution.
I decided to buy a pool table online. To my surprise, there were heaps for sale. Now I’m just playing the waiting game until it arrives. I haven’t told him about this purchase. I want it to be waiting for him at home so he can unexpectedly see it when he walks through the door. I’ve already sussed out the perfect place to put it.
Since he let me buy home fitness equipment for a home gym, I figured this was the least I could do. He’ll have his pool table, I’ll have my home gym, and together we can both live happily lives pursuing our hobbies. If I’m super lucky, I’ll never have to play another game of pool again!