reply to post by Raxoxane
Thanks for the response.
I have to admit that when I wrote this thread I was a little over worked and dealing with the addicted players. The people that play that are WAY too
I have nothing against a regular lotto player. I do play some lotto every now and again when I make a mistake on the lotto machine and cant cancel it,
or when I just feel like it.
I was referring more to those that have a gambling habit that they express with EXCESSIVE lotto playing.
I do understand the rational behind throwing a dollar into a pot for the hell of it, or letting a few bucks you won ride.
What has sickened me, more so with society then the actual people I meet, is the mentality of less fortunate people spending what money they have and
COULD save on things like lotto or scratch tickets.
I think its because it depresses me to think about their situation and how they just throw away money they NEED to pay an electricity bill or rent on
dreams. I am not against dreams. I am against perpetuating suffering.
I have come to know lotto as a poor tax. It is essentially a perfect system of taxation on people that no government would dare publicly tax.
Besides that, I read into people a little too much and neurotic people send me into an abyss of their mind.
I dont always feel like this, but on particularly big jack pot days it can be pretty tiresome.
The neurotic players have all sorts of rituals and playing habits that just make attending to them unbearable.
Like you could be REALLY busy and one person will keep you hovering around them as they spend one dollar at a time until they run out of
money....which could be a hundred dollars...or what ever.
Or someone who is VERY complicated with their numbers will come in ALL DAY over and over again...asking you to do complex game plays for as far as a
week ahead of time, morning, evening, different wager amounts, for like 50 numbers, and in between ask you for a scratch ticket here and there, a
print out for the results to this or that game from a month ago...ect. And maybe...just maybe you will upset them when you instinctively say "good
luck" and somehow if they lose its your fault for saying that and jinxing them...
or if they tell you 50 numbers, and say them wrong because their minds are ALL OVER THE PLACE, they will then blame you if their numbers came out the
way they MEANT to play them and NEVER let you live it down...for years. Maybe they request certain people to sell them their numbers because some give
more luck....apparently I am really lucky......AGHH! lol
It is REALLY tiresome when they show up, and being NYC, they come in droves.
So I am not against lotto. I am against gambling culture I guess. I dont have anything against a person trying their luck. I do it myself every now
I guess I am just tired of people NOT being easy going.
I am not the type of person to be picky with restaurants. I dont make special requests when I go out. I dont ask for special prices or items or
services not already listed. I dont complain. I dont ask for managers, or tell people how I rate their work. I dont blame every little thing in life
on the first person I see.
I have trouble understanding people who go out of their way to be different with spending habits. From a lotto player that needs to live it, to a
shopper in mall that needs to have a moment buying a swimsuit.
I have grown to resent consumerism. I like commerce. I like public relations. I like people. I hate plastic personalities.
I may be a little jaded. I have probably served over a million people in my lifetime in all forms of retail, bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels,
supermarkets, butcher shops....I have been working since before I could legally do so. I got my working papers as a minor and had my parents sign my
little green permission slip for early employment. I have had so many jobs in so many areas of employment I realistically couldnt even list them all.
So many jobs, lol...and I liked them and was pretty good at them. I do like people. They have taught me SO MUCH..
I know good customers and bad customers. Neurotic gamblers arent good customers, no matter how much they spend.
So again. I am not some anti lotto hater. I just get burnt out every now and again from complicated people is all. I do understand where you are
Thanks for your response and be well.
I pray that your daughter makes her dreams come true, even if they arent fulfilled in the form of a lotto ticket. A will makes a way.
Hold it down.
edit on 10 22 2013 by tadaman because: (no reason given)