Well, I'll be!
I happened to cross paths with Ray this evening, and he declined an offer to wager over pool! My heart sank as he described his total infatuation with the state of his golf game. If I read him rightly, someone has diverted his attention from our sessions into this separate sport. I am left to ponder his curious psychology and devise a tactic for winning back his business. Angling is a fine sport, perhaps when golf has run its course I will pull him back into my corner with rod and reel.