This past week Jeremy and I went on vacation out west with the first and last night of our trip spent in Las Vegas. I'm not much of a gambler, mainly because I don't like losing money, but I'm pretty good at picking the colors of roulette. Yea I know its a 50/50 shot, but I'm still really good at it.
I made Jeremy stop by one of the tables so I could stand and watch. I got the next four colors right. (I told you I had a gift) Jeremy asked if I wanted to pay, but at $10 minimum bet I was sure my magical guessing abilities would disappear as soon as the $10 hit the table, so I walked away. I hate loosing money.
I spent the rest of the trip not gambling at all, but by the time we got to the airport I felt like I just couldn't leave Vegas without playing a little. So I decided to play the few slot machines in the terminal. Here's a glimpse at how the next 5 minutes went.
Me: Can I have $2 to play the slot machines. I haven't played at all since we've been here.
J: Yes. Why don't you play those machines so it will last longer (pointing to the five cent machines across the way).
Me: No, I want to play that one. (pointing to the sparkle one for $0.25 standing near me)
Jeremy rolled his eyes and handed me the $2. 7 spins later...
Me: Look, I won $0.25!
J: (Looking at the machine and three blank spaces) That makes no sense.
Me: Yes, but I still won.
2 spins and 5 seconds later, I turned back to Jeremy...
Me: Can I have $1?
Me: Please, I want to play those machines (pointing to the five cent machines)
M: Because it will last longer.
J: Fine, I'm going to the bathroom.
Me: At one point I was up to 21 credits, it's like I won five cents at one point.
J: But you only have 3 credits now.
Me: That's not the point Jeremy.
10 seconds later
Me: Okay one more dollar.
J: ugh (clearly annoyed at my amusement with loosing money five cents at a time)
Me: Look, I won ten because I played two credits.
J: You should cash out now.
Me: No, that's not fun.
(30 seconds later)
Me: Okay, I'm done now.
J: Good. You have to carry the bag since you lost $4.