Monday night I was getting gas and decided to go into the store, which I usually don't do. But I did, and I wound up buying a soda, a package of little chocolate donuts, and a lottery scratch ticket. I can't even remember the last time I purchased a lottery ticket -- its just not something I do. As a matter of fact, the only reason I bought one that night was because my pants had no pockets in which to store loose change, and there really wasn't anything else I wanted that I get get for a buck. Lottery ticket it is, then.
Now, I'll be damned if I didn't win $40 on the damn thing. I'm not greedy, and I don't need to win the Powerball jackpot to be happy. In fact, I don't know if I'd want that much coin. Seems like a lot of work. But $40, hell, that made my night. As one of my friends told me, that's half a tank of gas and a six pack. Actually, in my economical car $40 buys a full tank of gas, a six pack of beer, a bag of Chili Cheese Fritos, and a magazine. That's a whole evening of entertainment right there! You bet.
On Tuesday, I was on my way back to the office from a photo shoot around lunchtime, and I made the ill-fated decision to pull into McDonalds for a burger. However, the Monopoly game is going on right now, a fact of which I was blissfully unaware. This is a bad thing, I can assure you, for I'm obsessed with it. Always have been. In the three seconds that it took to see, read and comprehend the advertisement for the game, I went from desiring a $1 double cheeseburger to a $6 combo meal with large everything so that I could get more Monopoly pieces.
Its pathetic, I know this is what you're thinking right now. Would it change your mind if I told you that on my box of fries, I pulled off the "Water Works" utility gamepiece, which is worth an instant $50 cash?
That's right, for the second straight day, I lucked into a small amount of unexpected cash money. Good lord, I'm the luckiest bastard alive. While others suffer, I celebrate. Give me a second while I slap myself square in the face for being arrogant, overly lucky and boastful.
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