Thursday, March 23, 2006

Easy Money

Read this somewhere, can't remember where. Probably on someone else's blog. Lots of blogs out there.

The writer was walking through Oakridge Mall many years ago with their father. Ahead of them was one of those lottery ticket booths. At the booth, several people were holding tickets and watching the screens spit up random numbers, or waiting in line to have their tickets scanned. As they passed by the booth, the father turned to his offspring and said, "hey, I just won two bucks".

2 comments:

robedger said...

i don't get it

jblueafterglow said...

instead of buying a ticket or two, in the hopes of winning at least his money back, the father has kept his toonie. it's a toonie that he wouldn't still have if he had bought a ticket or two and not won anything.

i'm reminded of the saying "a penny saved is a penny earned". if you replace "earned" with "won", that's the essence of it! i think...

irregardless, did you notice that each sentence in this comment of mine starts with the letter i?