I thoroughly enjoy better players watching me play pool. I love to pick their brains after shots or matches. It either confirms I played a shot correctly, or maybe there was another option I could have played differently that would have had a better outcome.
This happened during my Sunday league playoffs in July.
My friend Greg was watching our team, and we would talk about shots and I would ask him questions.
After one of my matches, a very very long safety game where I had the upper hand but ended up losing, we talked about my last (failed) safety.
He said that it was obvious to play safe the opposite way I did. He said if I would have walked around the entire shot, I would have seen it. Most people watching were looking at the shot from his view also, and they all saw the better safe, too.
But not I.
I was frozen to my ball, and only saw a few safes. And I actually studied it for a long while because I didn't see an obvious good safe. But the better/obvious safe was one in which I didn't see.... because I didn't walk all the way around the shot.
360 degrees people!