Mrs. Hillbilly Mom was feelin' her oats yesterday when she stopped by the gas station chicken store for her magical elixir. The Little Guy clerk asked if she wanted anything from the kitchen, as he caught her glance toward the chicken case.
"Nope. I still have some left from Wednesday, when I got a BARGAIN with thighs in place of the legs! They were running low on legs."
The new chicken fryer nodded his head to verify. Little Guy said, "I LOVE the legs! In fact, yesterday I bought all the legs!" The new chicken fryer again nodded in verification. "And you know what? I want all of your legs again today!" The new chicken fryer was none too happy about that, but what can he do? He's new. And it's his job to fry chicken.
Anyhoo...we had a bit more small talk about the merits of the mini tacos, which I've never tried. All this conversation going on while the store was not busy, and Little Guy was scanning my small winners that I'd brought to cash in for more tickets.
I looked into the scratch-off case. "I'll take one of those green ones there, and the Christmas one, and a casino." Little Guy tore them off and laid them on the counter. I was feeling full of myself, having won, just the major amounts, tickets of $100, $40, $200, and $50 this week. Overall, I win back about 40 % of my money. In the short term, sometimes I come out ahead, like this week. I pointed to the $5 casino scratch-off ticket in the case.
"On Sunday, Owner Man sold me a $100 winner on that one." Little Guy looked into the case.
"On Tuesday, I sold a $10,000 winner on that one."
"WHAT? How could you? I ALWAYS buy that casino ticket! NOOOOO!"
"Yeah. In fact, the lady didn't even want it. I was out of the one she wanted, and she said, 'Which one should I take?' And I told her THAT ONE."
"That is SO unfair! I always buy here! I always buy that one! I can't believe it!"
Let the record show that if I'd known that before choosing my tickets, I would have picked different ones. Also let the record show that of the three tickets I bought from Little Guy, ALL WERE LOSERS!
Eh. Go in thinking you're a big winner and having a good week...come out feeling like a loser. Lady Luck is fickle. But at least she lets me keep my shirt.