In SERE school, Army officers and special forces soldiers are sent behind enemy lines with their choice of either a packet of Charms candy, or a canteen full of water. The challenge is simple but impossibly difficult: Survive without being captured.
SERE school exists because while the United States military has the greatest equipment in the world, the equipment is only as good as its operators.
Scarface was almost right when he said, “All I have in this world is my word and my balls.” Add wit to Scarface’s list, and you have a man ready for any challenge.
Players can have a lot of fun with a form of SERE school. As with Army SERE school, the rules are simple:
Go out alone with nothing but an ID, and get laid.
No wallet. No credit cards for emergencies. No cash. No public transportation pass or iPhone.
Leave the house with an ID. Then pull an attractive chick at a bar.
In the abstract, that doesn’t sound too difficult. Yet imagine you’re in a bar with no money. Well, first of all, how are you going to get to the bar? Are you going to walk, hitch a ride, hop on MUNI without a ticket? Remember, you cannot bring any money. No credit card. All you may bring is a photo ID.
What do you drink in the bar? Do you order water from the bartender, and then leave no tip? Do you steal a drink? Do you get women to buy you drinks?
Do you create a cover story? Do you tell the truth? How are you going to get home? Is the girl going to drive you? How do you tell the girl you don’t have any money to pay for a cab?
I’ve done this challenge many times, and it’s one of my old favorites – as it’s a true test of your game. If you can get laid without a dollar in your pocket, then your game is tight.
If some of you actually try it and post a comment, I’ll post some of my tips and tactics, as well as a few interesting stories.