One night I was playing in a straight pool match against a very serious player. I was ahead by about 20 and on the verge of winning in a rack or two, so even though I was ahead, he could still win.
I left myself with the below: I ensured that I could get by the rack to see the 6 ball as a break out ball. He racked while I went to the bathroom.
When i got back, I grabbed my cue and chalk and walked up to the table to break and was dumbfounded! OMG! This is where I found myself:
I couldn't see the 6 ball after all! I could have sworn I double checked I would be able to make the 6 from where I left the cueball!
I stood there speechless, and then my opponent walks up to the table and says, "just kidding, I racked it low to trick you. Here, let me re-rack it right. HeHe"
Although what he did was super funny, I think I am more shocked that he did this during a kinda stressful match where he wasn't winning, and because normally he's so reserved and pensive.
I guess Mister Serious isn't that serious after all!