I stopped this morning to pick up some Bandits at a little Stinker station in Caldwell. I had to wait in line for this little old lady who was buying Lotto scratch tickets. “One of those, two of those, uh… one of those, hmmmm… another one of those…”, and so on. It was just like a “scratch card buffet”.
I have to wonder about the people who just can’t seem to leave a store without a lotto ticket purchase. I recall a report a few years ago – I believe the data came from Colorado – in which they mentioned a large percentage of lotto buyers who spend about $50 per week on their habit. $50 a week is about $2500 per year. In 10 years they could have 25 grand to spend on something good…. oh, I don’t know, like a new car or boat or something like that. Instead what do they have?
Morning workout: 32 minutes on the elliptical @ level 15; 312 calories. Followed up by chest/abs.
Great Ron Swanson -ism (Parks & Rec TV Show): “Just let business be business, and government be government.” Said in response to Leslie wishing there was a way for government to help a failing business. Great advice all-around.