The Poor Fiscal Choice in Betting
We all know that there is no fiscal reliability in gambling. As a matter of facts, most gamblers are pathetic losers. As much as bookies try to entice you with favorable odds so that you can open your wallet and stake some cash, the idea behind the odds is to make you a loser. Bookies are aware of the facts that gambling is addictive and a win today (of some good amount of money) will attract tenfold of loses in future as you attempt to get another win (lose) by even staking handsome amounts of money.
Yet again, the devil also is part of the interplay of the whole gambling affair. He ensures that any amount of money that you win by staking is never put into any good. Even if you happen to win millions of dollars in a lottery, after about a year you may be in a worse state that you were before the win. You will have created many enemies, attracted a good number of fraudsters and con people and if you are lucky enough, you might be still living in the rickety old RV that you used to live before the win. Mind you, chances that your marriage life or family has never broken are ideally below 10%.
This can be attested by various people who have ever managed to win big money. Most of them live a pathetic life and blame the money for furthering their woes. Some even commit suicide when they find out that they will never be at a position to enjoy the ‘goodies’ that they were accustomed to.
Building Castles in the Air
Betting is for losers. Yeah, I am a loser too. Literally, I was a loser last weekend when I managed to win a sizable amount of cash; I know that $680 ain’t much but when you get such good money on a weekend which happens to be at the center of the months when you’ve even forgotten if you are usually salaried, then you will agree that I had found a goldmine.
The first stupid thing that I did was to place three further bets amounting to $96. I figured out that if at least one of the bet went through, I could recoup my investment and by calculation a profit almost three times fold the total that I had used. The problem is that I never took time to even analyze the game.
From there I went staring to my local pub. I wanted to meet the owner who had denied me credit the previous day. Now that I was monied, I was bound to tell him to go to hell with his drinks. I went and cleared my credit with the intentions of going to have a drink elsewhere. Just as I was about to leave after clearing, and insulting the bartender, I saw a beautiful lady alone at the corner of the pub. She seemed to be stranger, and thus a perfect opportunity for me to grab.
I was feeling unsafe because I had withdrawn all the money and it was in the pocket, but I figured out that a drink or two won’t do any harm. That way, I ended up befriending her. Being monied, she had the opportunity to drink whatever she wanted. Some fellows who always frequent the place seemed jealous, but I never gave a damn.
From Riches to Rags Again
I don’t know how much alcohol I took, but the last thing that I remembered is that I was proposing to her and everybody in the pub was cheering at me. I then blacked out.
I woke up the following day in the local health care center. It was late in the afternoon and I was shocked to realize that I was in the hospital. I was quick to recall that I had won some cash and called a nurse to ask what happened to me. Apparently, I had been drugged. I could guess that the girl was the culprit. I requested the nurse for my belonging, and she only gave me my cell phone (which was too old to fetch a dime, a reason that it wasn’t stolen) and my wallet. She claimed that I had nothing else when I was brought there by well-wishers who found me by the roadside.
To make matters worse, not only was my cash stolen, but the hospital was demanding to be paid for the services before I was released. I had to call my friend to bail me out. As he took me home, I passed through the local pub to inquire what had happened only to meet a huge unpaid bill. They claimed that I bought free beer for whoever was present. When I decided to check on my bets, they had all lost!!!