Kurt McKee

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The power of Lock

Posted 2 October 2006 in Chipotle, free, and lock

Allan came to visit this weekend, and today was his last day here. In honor of that, Aaron and I invited him to Chipotle with us after class. We played Lock for about two hours, and were suddenly interrupted by Peter, the general manager of Chipotle.

He offered to play a simple Hi-Lo game with us. If we called whether the second card dealt was higher or lower than the first card, then he'd buy us our next burritos. We agreed.

Card #1 was a Jack. Since Aaron and I are in a probability class, we easily calculated that there was a much higher probability that the next card would be lower than a Jack. We called "Low" and were delighted to see Peter turn over a 5. Huzzah! Free burritos!

The lesson to be learned here is that Lock is the best card game ever.