Tuesday, July 12, 2005

We're going to the fair today. There's a game there that I call our "ATM Machine." Basically, it's a big wheel with dollar bills around it. You have to be careful with those games because the person that runs it, if they've been doing it for a while, end up knowing where the wheel will end (they spin the same way each time so after a while, they can know where it will end based on where it starts)...

Anyways, most of the time, it's a local teenager running this one. But the wheel's got $1 bills on most spots and some are $5, $10, $20 bills (maybe 50 too). So you put a quarter on whichever spot and win the equivalent if it falls on the bill you chose (if you put a quarter on the $5 bill spot, you'll win 5 quarters).

I hope you're still following me.

The thing is, most of the time, the wheel falls on the $1 bills. Hardly anyone chooses those because they're going "for the big money." We put our quarters on the $1 bill spot. The wheel spins and we usually win a quarter. We take the quarter we won and put it in our pockets. We play another quarter. The wheel falls on $1 again. We win another quarter. We stay for a while then we go spend our quarters. If we need more, we go back to the game. We usually win. It can be slow but we win just about each time. I guess we could play $1 each time... hmmm....

I love the fair.

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