Hick and I joined my sister the ex-mayor's wife and the ex-mayor for a casino trip on Valentine's Day. The trip wasn't really a celebration of the holiday. Just an excursion to get Sis and Ex-Mayor out of their house so their cleaning ladies could clean unimpeded.
We haven't been to that casino lately, because of the closed buffet. In fact, Sis even suggested that we might have lunch somewhere off the property. HOWEVER... I had $25 in food comps from the casino, because February is my birthday month. So I told Sis we would be eating something at the casino. We went back to the grill where we got the big nachos.
Sis had the nachos again, with only the chips, beef, and cheese. The lady actually brought her TWO containers of salsa, a pleasant surprise, because Sis had been rehearsing her request for a second salsa. "Do you think I'll have to pay extra for it? I don't care. I need more salsa."
I didn't point out that Sis did NOT receive sour cream. Maybe she doesn't like that as much. She was pretty happy with her nachos. Ex-Mayor got a salad, the type of which I'm not sure. Maybe a Caesar. However, he lamented that he hadn't also ordered a grilled chicken sandwich, which he would have cut up to put on his salad.
"I asked how many points I had, and she wouldn't tell me. She just said, 'Oh, you have PLENTY of points to pay for your meal!' Remember, I won that 10X points on the wheel spin last time. So I must have a lot of points."
Hick had his usual Mushroom Swiss bBurger, with fries, and a side order of mozzarella sticks. I forsook the giant nachos this time, for a BBQ Bacon Burger, with tater tots.
Sorry, I almost forgot to take the picture. I was well into my feeding frenzy before I could curtail my chowing. Mmm... it had a double patty, onions, tomato, and pickles. I told them to leave off the lettuce. That simply ruins a burger for me. The tots were nice and crispy. I haven't had tots for several years. I think the last time was when I was with The Pony, and we went to Sonic. Probably when phone-shopping before he went away to college in 2016.
Here comes the bone of contention. I knew I had $25 in food credit. I told Hick,
"By the time we each get a burger and the combo, that will pretty much use it up. My burger is $8.99, and the soda/fries add 2.99. So that's $12. And yours. With tax, it might go just a little over. Do you have cash?"
Heh, heh! Hick always has cash. He's a junk man, you know! Anyhoo... I figured it would probably be less than a dollar over. I think Hick's burger was $7.99. Hick ordered first. He threw me off when he threw in the mozzarella sticks for himself! Then I added mine, and told the lady I had $25 food credit for my birthday. She rang it up, and said, "The difference is $4.13. Do you want to use your points for the rest?"
"NO! We'll pay."
Hick got out the debit card. He wasn't using his money for $4.13!" Even though I always pay him back out of the household money later. Thing is... Hick thought I should have used my points! No siree, Bob! Why should I used my gambling money's point rewards to buy HIM an extra side order?
I will NOT let Hick take advantage of me. Even on Valentine's Day.
We are not so strict with the household money, what's mine is Mrs. C's and what's Mrs. C's is Mrs. C's...saves a lot of bickering.ReplyDelete
I have to knot the purse strings, or I'd find a new lawnmower, third tractor, or additional hoarding structure every time I turn around! I'm guessing that you have not yet lost Mrs. C's trust at The Good Feet Store.Delete
Hahaha. Joeh's comment. And yours.ReplyDelete
Joeh is good at spreading wisdom while making you think it's a joke.Delete
Mmmm, mozzarella sticks. We get mozzarella balls out here frozen in packs with little tubs of dipping sauce. I haven't bought any in a couple of years now.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I buy frozen mozzarella sticks for Hick's snacks for the Super Bowl. I didn't get them this year. He'd have had a better chance if Genius was here, too.Delete
When we go to the casino, I always hover over his shoulder until he tosses me a twenty and says without actually saying the words, "GET LOST" I have a pretty good stash.ReplyDelete
The ex-mayor uses that tactic. It works for him. Hick knows better.Delete
I am like Linda. I hover until he hands me money every half hour or so. We haven't been in over 20 years! I could usually head home with over $100 of his money! I played the nickle slots in the non-smoking room. I could play for hours on $5! The main event for me was the food!ReplyDelete
You and Hick could go to the casino, and neither one of you would be able to scam money from the other! When I used to give him a gambling bankroll, I found out Hick was pocketing half of it! So I cut it in half. Then again the next time, if he let it slip that he didn't spend everything. Now he's on his own!Delete
I must say, I enjoy an ample buffet. Now they have taken THAT pleasure from us!