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True-life suburban tale #29873987

Out of the corner of my sleepy eye I noticed the two benjamins on the counter. “I’ll take twenty of the Hot Spot Bingo and twenty of the Nest Egg,” I heard the man in front of me in line say. He handed over the $200 and left.

I asked the cashier, “Did he just spend $200 in scratch-off tickets?”

“Yeah, and he does the same about twice a week. He won a bunch in the lotto a couple of months ago and now comes in to spend it.”

“Wow!” I sputtered. I paid my eighty-six cents for my can of Pepsi and left.

And I thought I was keeping that convenience store in business. ;)

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mortaine
Jul. 25th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
If he won the lotto from a ticket bought at that store, they're already doing well, just from the bonus they get.
lunasparrow
Jul. 26th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
Which proves that quote from the Arabian Nights:

"As everyone knows, gambling is the process of getting nothing for something."
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