Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Lottery ticket Cult


At work I have this adorable little old Greek lady, who has conned me into the biggest work scam since Girl Guide cookies~ The Lottery Pool

Every couple of weeks, she patiently waits at my desk, while I hunt for loose change that miraculously add up to 10 dollars. Every Friday she patiently drops off a photocopy of the tickets she purchases.

Thing is, they have been playing for the past 22 years….(YES 22 Freaking years) and have never won. Not even a mild pot like say $5000. The most they’ve ever won are free tickets or a small $5 jackpot, which is then reinvested into the pot.

The old lady is clever, she pitched the ‘What if’ theory. ‘What if’ the department wins?
How much would that suck to be the only shmuck coming to work the next day ~Poor?

Thus I am now another peon flushing my not so hard earned money down the toilet.

5 comments:

bitsandgiggles said...

We used to do that at work too...but we only had to contribute $5. And, they made us sign the photocopied sheet of the tickets. I was there for six months and we never even won a free ticket. *sigh* So, I'm back to looking for a wealthy man ;-)

Marika said...

Ooh, I'll have my fingers crossed for you...for the next 22 years :)

God's Child said...

thanks for dropping by my blog
I don't know what to say
I want to tell you to run away from the Greek lady but now I'm thinking
"What if?"

CrankMama said...

Hey Cranky,
I thought I'd come visit since we have similar names.... I'm CrankMama....

I agree that you should view your charming Greek friend with some caution...

Lottery is a regressive tax after all, don't you know...?

Crankyputz said...

Gods Child and Crank Mama, Welcome....

To All: The Lottery is a poor man's tax, that is until I win.