The whole point of quitting his job and dedicating himself to poker was to try and get sponsored by Full Tilt Poker or PokerStars or something. This was Josh's first goal (should I say fantasy?) that he eventually dropped and moved on to the next. His goals always seemed pretty realistic, until we saw he wasn't going to make it. Every single time.
After a few months he decided to take a loan so he could play higher stakes and, supposedly, win more money. Since he didn't have a job and no guarantees whatsoever, I was the one who had to step in with the Bank. We took a joint 10 thousand dollar loan, that he has to pay monthly (like 125 dollars) for 6 years. This meant opening a joint account in my Bank and represented the first rope around my neck, which proceeded to tighten.
After taking the loan we went on vacations and he spent much of it, convincing himself he was entitled to have a "normal", one month vacation (WTF), which means he just stopped playing poker for that period of time.
When he got back to playing he had a really long bad run and lost almost everything. Basically the loan money went straight to hell and he's still paying for it every month.
Speaking of Hell, that's where he was heading to the following months.