2012/10/17

I Never Needed To…

Da Goddess @ 04:45

While I was in Vegas, I didn’t gamble. I never felt the need. People couldn’t understand it. Well, here is the reason:

Family Slot Machine

This is the slot machine my dad brought home when I was 5 years old. The first night it was in the house (in the basement, specifically), they had to bring my dinner down to me because I kept playing. And winning. So I ate in the basement. Hot dogs. With ketchup. I remember it like it was yesterday.

Once you’ve played a slot machine for hours and hours over the years, it becomes apparent that The House always wins. Sure, you might have a lucky streak, but you just never know when that streak will end. So I never bothered to play while I was in Vegas.

Pretty machine, eh?

2 Comments

  1. Insurance business works the same way – the odds are stacked in favour of the ‘House.’ I think your father was either very wise or you managed to learn a lesson reasonably painlessly which has stood you in very good stead!

    Comment by The Gray Monk — 2012/10/17 @ 06:21

  2. That’s very cool!

    Comment by pam — 2012/10/17 @ 07:01

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