The purpose of this thread is to remember the trivial "donkey" things that you used to do in your first month or so of poker, when you were a baby donkey (a little known fact, but everyone in poker was at one time a donkey).
Please do not post donkey things that you have seen, just post your own, personal, most glaring example's. I will start you all off:
I started at Pokerstars on the play money tables. My first tables were play ring game, and I soon lost most of the 1,000 free chips that they start you our with. Then, it ONLY took me 3 days to figure out how to get more free play chips from the cashier. But I soon learned how to do that really, really well.
Shortly after that I found the Sit and Go play tables. The very first one I entered, on the first hand, I was dealt A 2 offsuit. 4 people ahead of me went all in. Now, I had no intention of hitting that "all in" button when it came my turn, but gosh darn I sure did. And of all the damn things I ended up taking down the pot. Man was I ever excited. I was instantly catapulted into FIRST place. Seeing my name listed as numero uno out of 41 people was the bomb. And having 7,500 chips, was the hugest stack of chips I had ever seen. Of course my lead soon evaporated, and I placed somewhere around 25th.
After that, two things happened to me, 1) I fell in love with poker 2) I developed a bad donkey habit, that I am only getting over now, some 5 months later. That is, I had no patience. I wasn't good enough to start a SNG or freeroll (that's another story, my first freeroll), and win with good playing. So I soon would just go all-in on the first or second hand EVERYTIME I started one. I wasn't comfortable playing unless I had doubled up. If I busted out, it wasn't a bother, because I knew where and how to get more play chips from the cashier, and start all over again.
Of course I figured I was quite the crafty poker player. So there I would be once in a while with a nice stack at the start of a game. Ready to show everyone my skillz, but still losing. Of course I came up with that proven donkey trick of not only going all in at the start with anything, but what the heck, going all in with any 2 face cards. This was my preferred style of play for a good month. LOL
I did finally notice that I really hand absolutely no idea how to play poker, and started to read about it. Slowly my patience has improved, and I actually think a hand through and even fold those pretty face cards, flush and straight draws, knowing that I just have to wait for the right cards, the right board, the right opponent, and the right position. Well, lol, sometimes. You see, I still have this overwhelming itch sometimes to just go all in no matter what.