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What Did You Overhear In Line Today?? MM 636M 12/17/13

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Posted: December 17, 2013, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

At the grocery store, there was no one at the lottery counter.  Stopped by the gas station for milk and there were only two people in line.  The conversation was "where is everyone?  Did they already buy their tickets?"

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    Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

    I decided to buy two more tickets after my last post - lines at both! It's like once everyone got out of work, they all went to every single gas station around! So 5 people in front of me at both places. 

    At each place, there was only one clerk and they looked like they really needed a beer.

    "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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      Posted: December 17, 2013, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

      Stopped at one store in town and two while driving. The only one that had a line was a truck stop that's typically full anyways. Couldn't really see what people were buying (it's my restroom break place), but at either of the other two places I stopped, nobody was buying tickets.

      I imagine all three places would be busy about now, though.

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        Posted: December 18, 2013, 9:44 am - IP Logged

        Bought mine at the gas station, several people ahead of me and everyone was getting tickets. Few more came in after, definitely more people than I normally see on the way home.

        There was a middle aged guy who had a temper tantrum. He could not understand the new play slips - old MM and current PB/CA Superlotto have a white block next to a red block, new MM has white above red. Apparently he did 'two' tickets by filling out one white and one red section. Machine rejected it and he starts up with "Why don't you know how to do your job?" The clerk could've checked and noticed before the machine spit it back out, but hello? You didn't think something was funky with your first ticket having 75 numbers to choose from and the second having only 15? 

        I just smiled, had exact change ready and used my please and thank you.

        Humbug to him...isn't it always a pleasure to see someone lose their temper? If they'd just hold their tongue for a few seconds

        longer they wouldn't make azzes of themselves. I get irritated too sometimes but some people make it a hobby. Nasty is too

        common in the world...throw in the stress of having to learn something new and don't get it? well, easiest thing is to blame

        someone else. Pity some people are such grumps.

        I'm happy it's over. WTG winners!

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          Posted: December 18, 2013, 9:55 am - IP Logged

          What were people playing in front of you?

          Or didn't you listen? (I did lol)

          Were there lines?

          Or did you get in and out no waiting?

          When I was on line, I did overhear this one guy say, "Boy this line better get a move on, or I am gonna burst!"

          I am not really sure what kind of bursting he was referring to.


          Just Kidding.

          No lines around me.  I played early, I wanted to avoid complications due to ice and weather. If only I had given myself more time, I would have picked those "easy" numbers.

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            Posted: December 18, 2013, 9:56 am - IP Logged

            Never any lines around here except fer chewin' tobaccy.

            Onliest one there was Mr Patel and he said his usual "Haylo, how you do my fuhdaynd?" and I said my usual "Purty good Patsy, how 'bout yer ownself? which he don't really like all that much. He asked me a couple times early on why I call him Patsy but I just stare at him and stick a big old wad o' chew in my mouth and mumble stuff back at him 'til he stops askin'. Truth be told, I don't know why I call him Patsy, I probably thought it was a good nickname for Patel at one time or another I guess. He don't ask no more anyway. He mostly wants to get me outta there before I spit. And in East Tennessee, when you gotta spit, you spit. Swallerin' all that tobaccy juice ain't healthy. 

            Anyway, I got a couple lines with the megaplier and paid him and he said his usual "Thank you veddy much, my fuhdaynd."

            Then I asked him if he's gonna play and he said no, that he never plays lottery games.

            And I said "OK then, Adios Patsy" and he said "OK, Adios, my fuhdaynd" and I vamoosed on outta there.


            He said: No, I never plays lottery games...

            well, I've seen a few Patsy's around here and I think I know why they don't have to play. It's either to throw ticket playing

            customers off to the fact they do scratch their own tickets behind the counter OR everyone in the community is an instant

            friend and they always put a smile and sugar on for new marks. If they make as many friends as they can, SOMEONE certainly

            will remember 'good old' Patel down at the corner Valero.

            I've had to endure endless smiles, attempts to squeeze information from me, endless chatter about HOW ARE YOU DOING


            WIN BIG LATELY, YOU WIN WE CAN MOVE SOMEWHERE NICE...huh!?! WTH?? If I win, I'm sure not taking YOU...and

            another thing is...IF I WIN, I'm not telling you because it would be the same darn thing as telling the whole area cause

            they can't STOP TALKING. It's like they're all factory made, they say the same thing, smile the same way, ask the same

            questions and have the same thing in mind: getting a cut.

            It got to a point where if I go in a place and see anything looking like a Patel, I turn around and go back out.

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