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Maine lottery scratch tickets may get new controversial name

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: March 18, 2013, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

Let's go to the Kwik e Mart is very different from let's get a Kwikie.  Even if you shorten it, "Let's go to the Kwik-e" is hard to take in a lascivious way.

Many men could ask for a Kwikie with no problem.  But there are a few uncouth men out there who can make anything sound dirty with no help from the lottery.  It's these guys who would put the inflection and facial expressions on it to make the cashiers uncomfortable with it.

I'm generally against all things Politically Correct, but this is gonna give obnoxious people an excuse to be even more obnoxious and make clerks uncomfortable in their workplace.

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    Posted: March 18, 2013, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

    if I had to ask some old obese clerk for a Kwikie when all I wanted was a scratch ticket, I think I would barf. Puke

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      Posted: March 18, 2013, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

      In the bingo halls around here they sell "quickies."  (For those who don't know this is a game where they call the numbers fast.)  I have yet to see any of these mostly nice old ladies faint or get their granny panties in a bunch.

      I can understand the reasoning for this controversy, however.  It would be awkward for both the clerk and/or the customer to ask for or offer a kwikie.  Perhaps the Maine Lottery should hold a contest to see who can come up with a creative name for their instant lottery tickets.

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        Posted: March 18, 2013, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

        In the bingo halls around here they sell "quickies."  (For those who don't know this is a game where they call the numbers fast.)  I have yet to see any of these mostly nice old ladies faint or get their granny panties in a bunch.

        I can understand the reasoning for this controversy, however.  It would be awkward for both the clerk and/or the customer to ask for or offer a kwikie.  Perhaps the Maine Lottery should hold a contest to see who can come up with a creative name for their instant lottery tickets.

        Just don't let the guys who came up with "Quickie" come up with the replacement name.

        They'd probably name the new one "Hummer".

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          Scared

          In some ways it looks like "same sex" 69.  But then again l have been known to be wrong. Just call the darn thing 69.

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            Posted: March 18, 2013, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

            Since you're not even likely to win your dollar back, why not call 'em "Patels"? Wink

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            Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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              Posted: March 18, 2013, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

              In the bingo halls around here they sell "quickies."  (For those who don't know this is a game where they call the numbers fast.)  I have yet to see any of these mostly nice old ladies faint or get their granny panties in a bunch.

              I can understand the reasoning for this controversy, however.  It would be awkward for both the clerk and/or the customer to ask for or offer a kwikie.  Perhaps the Maine Lottery should hold a contest to see who can come up with a creative name for their instant lottery tickets.

              Maybe that's because the guys who are bent on being obnoxious don't use the suggestive tone with the old ladies.  Maybe they save it for women who don't wear granny panties.  Wink

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                Posted: March 18, 2013, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                This is the most ignorant (proposed) lottery decision ever. When I first saw this, I thought is this a joke?  They had to have the public decide this for them?  I can only imagine what the work culture must be like in the Maine lottery. I hope this makes the rounds of the late night talk show jokes. 

                Dear Maine Lottery:

                You may want to implement some internal anti-sexual harassment seminars. No one with half a brain would have even contemplated a move like this. It is not even a close call. You make my state lottery look good. A first grader could have provided you a list of better names.

                J'aime La France.

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                  Posted: March 18, 2013, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Kwikies is a pretty stupid name for scratch tickets.

                  In CA, our scratch tickets are called Scratchers. Same with AZ, NM, MO, other states. Some other states call them Instants.

                  What's the problem?

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                    Posted: March 18, 2013, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                    It's insulting to the female employees and should be dropped unless the Lottery Muckety-Mucks also make their female relatives and wives available to be asked for quickies (and you know that would never happen).

                    I Agree!

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                      Posted: March 18, 2013, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                      This is the most ignorant (proposed) lottery decision ever. When I first saw this, I thought is this a joke?  They had to have the public decide this for them?  I can only imagine what the work culture must be like in the Maine lottery. I hope this makes the rounds of the late night talk show jokes. 

                      Dear Maine Lottery:

                      You may want to implement some internal anti-sexual harassment seminars. No one with half a brain would have even contemplated a move like this. It is not even a close call. You make my state lottery look good. A first grader could have provided you a list of better names.

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                        Posted: March 18, 2013, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Since you're not even likely to win your dollar back, why not call 'em "Patels"? Wink

                        time*treat,

                        Good one!  Green laugh

                        Truth be known though that would probably get more lawsuits than any flap over Kwikies.

                        Clerk: He asked me for a Kwikie

                        Player: Hello, that's the name of the game from the Maine Lottery.

                        _____________________________________________________

                        On most state lottery websites if you try and fine results fro a game that hasn't ben drawn yet or try and scan tickets the message is Results Not In.

                        On Maine's site it ays, "Not yet!"

                        I think that's funny and just a glimpse at the Maine-i-ac mindset!

                        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                        Lep

                        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.


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                          Posted: March 18, 2013, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                          Let's go to the Kwik e Mart is very different from let's get a Kwikie.  Even if you shorten it, "Let's go to the Kwik-e" is hard to take in a lascivious way.

                          Many men could ask for a Kwikie with no problem.  But there are a few uncouth men out there who can make anything sound dirty with no help from the lottery.  It's these guys who would put the inflection and facial expressions on it to make the cashiers uncomfortable with it.

                          I'm generally against all things Politically Correct, but this is gonna give obnoxious people an excuse to be even more obnoxious and make clerks uncomfortable in their workplace.

                          How do you know its not the clerks who will be saying, "Would you like to get a quickie?"


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                            Posted: March 18, 2013, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                            time*treat,

                            Good one!  Green laugh

                            Truth be known though that would probably get more lawsuits than any flap over Kwikies.

                            Clerk: He asked me for a Kwikie

                            Player: Hello, that's the name of the game from the Maine Lottery.

                            _____________________________________________________

                            On most state lottery websites if you try and fine results fro a game that hasn't ben drawn yet or try and scan tickets the message is Results Not In.

                            On Maine's site it ays, "Not yet!"

                            I think that's funny and just a glimpse at the Maine-i-ac mindset!

                             It should say, "You can have a kquickie when we are ready to give you one"

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                              Posted: March 18, 2013, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                              Can you imagane the future defense for the "ladies of the evening."  "I was just offering to buy him a lottery scratch off  ticket."

                              J'aime La France.