Ever walk into the local store to play a couple of numbers and run into the clueless clerk behind the counter? You start to slowly ramble off your numbers and are met with the look of a deer in headlights. "Wait, wait, wait.... um, pick three, is that numbers?" asks the clerk. Yeah, sure, "numbers", you answer.
Then a few numbers into the transaction, compared to watching paint dry, the clerk has to ring up the lady with the gallon of milk. Then the clerk is asked for "that" certain pack of cigarettes. "No, not that one, lower", says the customer. "the red one, to the right, no not that one" once again declared.
After ringing up the lady, the phone rings. "Hallo?" "Hallo?" (louder this time). Then the clerk starts rambling in a foreign language and wanders back to the "machine" and asks you, "anything else?" Looking at your short list of numbers realizing you have 5 more to go and the two others you wrote on your palm earlier in the day and the one on the back of the business card from yesterday, you say, "uh yeah, I got more".
After the clerk puts in a few more numbers, he says "wait!" With the phone tucked between his shoulder and cheek, he realizes he ran one number wrong, one digit off. "Do you still want it"? he asks. Then he begins talking (Perhaps saying hold on) to the person on the phone... and finally puts the phone down. thinking you are almost done, a loud sigh comes from the clerk.
I'm out of paper. After unwrapping the new paper two attempts of trying to get it in right, you finally get the rest of your numbers inn wondering "maybe this was a sign, maybe I should have walked out?"
All too often this happens to me. I sometimes wonder what the *&#@ these establishments are doing with lottery machines being clueless, untrained and making the customer feel like he or she is bothering them......
This is one of the many reasons why online, legal lottery sales should be permitted.
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