We went to our local casino on Valentine's Day. That's because Tuesday is The Pony's day off, and we were celebrating our birthday month. My sister the ex-mayor's wife, and the ex-mayor, met us there. We had limited success, if you count "not losing much" as a success! Like my best old ex-teaching buddy Mabel, a non-gambler, says: "You're not really losing anything. It's the price of your entertainment and good time with your family for a few hours."
Actually, Hick left with a profit in his pocket. He can't remember exactly how much, but says it was more than $20 and less than $50. The Pony was an even bigger winner.
That was a picture he sent me at 12:36. I didn't hear the text come in. A casino is kind of a noisy place! So The Pony walked around to tell me. We were each on opposite endcaps of a row of slots. I'm shocked he left his machine unattended. As he said quickly, "I'm going right back!" I would have left that slot after such a win. Lightning doesn't strike twice, you know. Except when it does...
This was at 2:41, with the caption: "Did it again." On the exact same slot. He didn't sit there the whole time! He played other machines, and we had lunch.
I was quite happy for The Pony. I was having enough luck that I left with 95 percent of my casino bankroll. So technically a loser, though I felt like a winner.
I felt like even more of a winner after I survived Hick's drive home. More on that later...
Good for the Pony! I won $100 on a scratch off at a casino in MN on the twins' 18th birthday. We took them there hoping they would lose the money we gave them and never want to gamble again. Jeff lost $20 of the $100 we gave him (over 20 years ago) and proclaimed that he was hanging onto the rest of it. Jill lost every penny and then demanded my winnings, it was her birthday, after all. I gave her half and handed the other half to her brother. He handed it right back and scolded his sibling for being greedy! He is my favorite ....ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh! The Pony would never dream of asking for any of my winnings! Not even Genius would do that.Delete
Do you think that girls find it easier to ask for stuff? Of course she is her Daddy's favorite, making me feel the need to compete ....Delete
That's a good theory. They are less likely to be rebuffed.Delete
Congratulations Pony. That will keep you in pizza for a while.ReplyDelete
I will forward your congrats. I think The Pony's plans are to stash it away for future casino bankrolls, and/or for something he wants, like computer games. Things he doesn't like to spend his "regular" money on.Delete