Make it to the money
Many times, If I get close to the money, where I can make it there without playing a hand. No matter what the hand. I do so.
After making it to the money, I do like lots of players, start playing real poker. lol
Problem being (and this has happened to me many time) a good player is aware of what you are doing. And, take advantage of the situation.
One can "take it to the bank" as to what the good player is going to do under those circumstances.
Another thing, when playing with chatters a lots. You are aware that the good chatter players know what or how you play. So, it is no easy road.