Posted by: Calvin | January 30, 2009

My Lucky Guy

There are two types of people, those that buy lottery tickets and those that don’t.  I am the kind that doesn’t.  Fisherman is the kind that does.  I tend to think it is a waste of money, but I keep my mouth shut because I appreciate that he is an optimist and, face facts, if he wins, the money is half mine. 


Last Wednesday, he came home sick from work.  He had a fever of 102 and went to bed early.  About 10PM he can into the family room and said, “I gotta go buy a lottery ticket.” 

This is not unusual.  He has gotten out of bed many times, gotten dressed and drove to the closest convenience store just in the nick of time to buy a ticket, or two or five, many times before.  I took pity on him and offered to go for him . . .

“Do you want me to go for you?”

“No, it’s okay. I’ll go.”

“But you are sick, let me go for you.”

“No, I will go.”

“You are going to infect all people in your path.”


“You think you are luckier than me don’t you?”


“If you are so much luckier than me, why haven’t we won yet?”


“I married you didn’t I?”

“Good point, better hurry!”


  1. Good husband…trained well!

    Lucky for him! 🙂

  2. Yeah, I have to say I strongly oppose the Lottery, as well as casinos. In college, I took a debate course. I wasn’t in class the day they grouped up, selected topics, and chose between anti- and pro-. So when I returned, I was told that my group would debate whether Alabama should have a state lottery (I attended the University of South Alabama, after Auburn, and got my degree there), and that I would have to take the opposing role. This annoyed me–I thought a lottery was a great idea.

    But I had to do alot of research on the subject of state lotteries. And by the time I’d completed my research, my opinion had completely changed. And I argued against a lottery with intense sincerity!

    I mean no offense, but I despise the Florida Lottery. And I’m glad my home state of Alabama hasn’t fallen into that trap!

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