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Retailers that say "Remember Me"

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Posted: December 14, 2011, 1:42 am - IP Logged

    It seems more times than not when I buy a ticket the person selling me the ticket says "Remember Me". What I say back to them is to give me 50 cents and we'll split the ticket. After that I usually get a variety of reasons why that won't happen. So far only 3 times did people drop 50 cents down in front of me. I then gave them a copy of the numbers and reassure them that I can be trusted. It would be a great story for the news if the ticket ever won.

    What is your favorite response when they tell you to remember them?

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    Posted: December 14, 2011, 2:03 am - IP Logged

        It seems more times than not when I buy a ticket the person selling me the ticket says "Remember Me". What I say back to them is to give me 50 cents and we'll split the ticket. After that I usually get a variety of reasons why that won't happen. So far only 3 times did people drop 50 cents down in front of me. I then gave them a copy of the numbers and reassure them that I can be trusted. It would be a great story for the news if the ticket ever won.

        What is your favorite response when they tell you to remember them?

    I tell them I don't have time to discuss it cuz I have to rush home and floss the cat.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: December 14, 2011, 7:27 am - IP Logged

      no one evere says such things to me, but i might say something along lines of,

      " wow that sure sounds cheaper than buying a ticket "

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        Posted: December 14, 2011, 10:14 am - IP Logged

        I'd tell them, yeah,  I'll remember you, when I am sitting on a beach in Florida sipping a Margarita.

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        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: December 14, 2011, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

          I'd tell them, yeah,  I'll remember you, when I am sitting on a beach in Florida sipping a Margarita.

          Big Grin

          personally I always teased them by offering them a choice between a new cadillac and or lincolin ........

          NEW TO THEM with no garrantee that it'd start after I left it thar Cheers

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            Posted: December 14, 2011, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

            i mostly buy my tix at the same place,

            only thing they say is "good luck"

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              Posted: December 14, 2011, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

              Those are the absolute last people I'd remember. I'll remember the ones that never say a word and need it a lot more than the overbearing,

              arrogant, assuming people selling tickets behind the counter. These are the same ones that have a remark to make when someone turns in a

              ticket that's worth more than $50. It's either 'whoa, that's a nice one' or 'wow, nice win'...or 'do I get a tip'? (pretty much the same as your

              'Remember me')

              It's bad enough in PA the 'Tower of Tally' broadcasts everything you turn in for the people who need to know standing right behind you who don't

              have a discreet bone in their bodies and crane their necks to read it if it isn't turned right in their direction. I turn the thing backwards so they can't

              see anything. But the clerks selling the tickets have no business asking for a tip, to be remembered or to expect anything from what you pay for.

              In fact, it might do good to report them or tell them straight up that they are out of line.

              The very best response to these hopefuls is a short and simple NO. And no soften the blow chuckle or smile is needed to go along with it.

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                Posted: December 14, 2011, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                    It seems more times than not when I buy a ticket the person selling me the ticket says "Remember Me". What I say back to them is to give me 50 cents and we'll split the ticket. After that I usually get a variety of reasons why that won't happen. So far only 3 times did people drop 50 cents down in front of me. I then gave them a copy of the numbers and reassure them that I can be trusted. It would be a great story for the news if the ticket ever won.

                    What is your favorite response when they tell you to remember them?

                I've never had a clerk say "Remember me" but once in a while I'll play a ticket for myself and the same ticket for them .....I say something like, "This is for you, now I've got someone else rooting for the same numbers to come in".

                That would also probably make a great story for the news, but I could also see it turning into a can of worms if all the other clerks in the store wanted in. But that would be their problem.

                I used to be a casino worker and figure playing a ticket for them is just like betting for "the boys."

                Sidebar:

                One night an Arab shiek was playing in a casino on the Vegas strip. He liked the tail waitress and as the night went on he would tip her with blacks chips ($100), bet for her, etc.....

                He knew it was close to the time for her to get off work and asked if she would go somewhere with him when she clocked out.....she said, "Thank you so much, and you'd deserve it, but you tipped me $82,000 tonight and I just quit my job!"

                 Las Vegas joke:

                Q. Why don't sharks eat <snip>tail waitresses?

                A. Professional courtey.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

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                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: December 14, 2011, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I was in Circle K one time and a customer asked if I had won on my ticket that I had in my hand and I said that I was going to play these numbers.  He proceeds to say when you win split it with me and I gave him a what the heck facial expression and said no.  He left shortly after that because he was buying beer to drink.  It ticked me off but I just got my ticket and left for home.-weshar75

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                    Posted: December 14, 2011, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                    I was in Circle K one time and a customer asked if I had won on my ticket that I had in my hand and I said that I was going to play these numbers.  He proceeds to say when you win split it with me and I gave him a what the heck facial expression and said no.  He left shortly after that because he was buying beer to drink.  It ticked me off but I just got my ticket and left for home.-weshar75

                    Usually it's a clerk that asks for something if you win. Next time that happens just say if I win the jackpot then your store gets a bonus for selling the winning ticket and to take the request up with his/her boss. (That should keep them quiet!) Unless I happen to like the clerk than of course I would take care of them, but I wouldn't promise anything and I would not tell them the amount. I normally go to the same store for my tickets and I am always treated fairly, As for the customer he was probally just pulling your chain and you probally won't see that person again anyway.

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                      Posted: December 14, 2011, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                      Those are the absolute last people I'd remember. I'll remember the ones that never say a word and need it a lot more than the overbearing,

                      arrogant, assuming people selling tickets behind the counter. These are the same ones that have a remark to make when someone turns in a

                      ticket that's worth more than $50. It's either 'whoa, that's a nice one' or 'wow, nice win'...or 'do I get a tip'? (pretty much the same as your

                      'Remember me')

                      It's bad enough in PA the 'Tower of Tally' broadcasts everything you turn in for the people who need to know standing right behind you who don't

                      have a discreet bone in their bodies and crane their necks to read it if it isn't turned right in their direction. I turn the thing backwards so they can't

                      see anything. But the clerks selling the tickets have no business asking for a tip, to be remembered or to expect anything from what you pay for.

                      In fact, it might do good to report them or tell them straight up that they are out of line.

                      The very best response to these hopefuls is a short and simple NO. And no soften the blow chuckle or smile is needed to go along with it.

                      LOL I got the same thing the other day when I cashed a $50 winner "whoa what a win, share your luck a little" she meant it as in give her a tip. I just brushed it off and left to another store. 

                      Its one of the downsides of playing at big box grocery stores. the arrogant clerks you have to put up with. I usually take my business to privately owned convenience stores where whenever I make larger purchases the owner gets his 5% cut and I usually get a drink or two 'on the house' with my tics

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                        Posted: December 15, 2011, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                        "  I'm sorry you have to talk to the real owner of the ticket" is my response.   That would be my two german shepherds.   I don;'t think they would want to share thier steak with anyone.....

                        If they continue to press, then they are told to buy their own ticket!  If they say something one more time, I note their name and write a letter to the own/manager letting them know why I will no longer give that store business and the name of the employee I dealt with.

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                          Posted: December 15, 2011, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                          I always just take it as a joke and laugh it off.

                          I'm surprised that people get offended.  Guess I just don't worry about the little things.


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                            Posted: December 16, 2011, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                            no one evere says such things to me, but i might say something along lines of,

                            " wow that sure sounds cheaper than buying a ticket "

                            I LOVE this  reply!!!  I'll have to remember it, however, no one has ever said anything to me except one clerk I was chatting with mentioned he'd really like a new Mustang. I told him if I won the millions, heck yeah I'd buy it for him!

                            Of course now, I'm realizing maybe I'm the reason these clerks are giving lip to the rest of you - now they expect it!

                            Yet, I always do look at the clerk and try to remember their name. After all, they are just trying to make a living and if I win millions, giving them a "gift" - which is currently $13,000 - will be small potatoes after millions to me, but not to them.

                            It's actually the people buying tickets BEHIND me that make these snarky comments. So savagegoose - I'm gonna save your quote for them and all the others I bump into after buying a ticket. Thanks!

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                              Posted: December 16, 2011, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

                              I always just take it as a joke and laugh it off.

                              I'm surprised that people get offended.  Guess I just don't worry about the little things.

                              The odds of you ever having to really give anyone a tip if you win the jackpot are the same as those of you actually winning a jackpot so why even give it a thought?  After all, if you ever do win, you'll have more than just the clerk with their hands out.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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