Sunday, June 17, 2012

DO YOU GAMBLE?

I don't get off the farm much...I enjoy my own backyard...and my own company...but last Friday my girlfriend and I decided to take a field trip...travelling the back roads of Western Maine...a bit of combined plant shopping with thrifting...
I became intrigued however, when we came upon this parking lot...a casino parking lot...yes, we now have a casino in western Maine...At ten o'clock in the morning the lot was full. I, being the curious sort wanted to see for myself who the gambling cliental might be... especially at such an early hour...WOW...this place was hopping...loud...bright and full of energy...I've never been inside an establishment such as this before...the fever appeared to be quite contagious...my friend and I walked around taking in the sights and sounds and it soon became apparent this gambling was serious business...

The vast majority of people were the older population and the remainder young adults...we sat ourselves down and gave the one armed bandit a run for it's money...okay...I am not a gambler, but I admit I lost three whole dollars...I quit...my girlfriend on the other hand won a total of twenty dollars, but how quickly that one armed bandit regained it's loss...I was so absorbed in watching her win..lights flashing...music... it took me a minute to realize that someone was giving me a neck massage...I quickly turned to see who this person could be...I looked right into the eyes of an elderly gentlemen..."OH... I AM SO SORRY, said he... I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY WIFE" Oh, my friend had a good laugh over this one....we quickly departed... spending a total of twenty minutes in the place...I soon realized I am much better off staying in my own backyard...keeping myself out of trouble...but, you know... I keep wondering what that gentlemen's wife looked like...do I have a twin? do I look older than my age? or possibly was he someone's SUGAR DADDY? My bet is on the sugar daddy!

19 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, what a cute story,I think Suger Daddy to. I do like the slots but play once in awhile and also like my back yard. How is Sadie Mae doing? Blessings Francine.

annie said...

Wow! The things you learn off the farm!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oh, sometimes there's "no place like home!" LOL!!!

Janice said...

Funny story! One's own backyard is infinitely safer, though perhaps not as much fun.

Kim said...

First, thank you for starting my day with a big laugh. And second - it was obviously the Sugar Daddy factor. Any rich old geezer would love to have a hot young thing like you for arm candy!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Funny post Julie! And NO! you do not look older than your age! You don't even begin to look old. I can't believe you are a Grammie! We gave the gambling boats a try a couple of times, not our thing!

Pix said...

Give Sadie Mae a scritch!!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

My sentiments exactly about the casinos. The noise and the lights drive me crazy. I'd much rather take my $20 and buy a candle! I'm with you, it would have been fun to see the wife. Have a great week, Dawn

Mugwump Woolies said...

Creepy!
Robyn

Farm Girl said...

That is so funny! Oh my gosh, you are so nice I would just say dirty ole man. Nope, I hate gambling. My husband had to go to Nevada when we were first married for work. I went with him. Our hotel had a casino in it. He went to work and I wandered down and looked around. I tried the nickel slots and as I was putting money in, it dawned on me I could be buying clothes. I walked out and never had any desire to do that again.
There is a place I drive past with all of the old folks waiting to take a bus up to a casino about a hour and a half from here. It breaks my heart.
Nope, I would rather watch chickens any day.
This is very interesting though.

LizziesRaggs Primitives said...

My bet is he just like the looks of you and was hoping he might have a chance. lol I want to check the place out sometime just for fun. Not looking for a neck rub though. lol

Freckled Hen said...

It's hard not to watch people at a casino, kind of like the aiport and the beach. It makes you realize how happy you are to just be home! ewww to the massage, I would have thought he was trying to steal my purse!

An Historical Lady said...

TOO FUNNY!
My hubby and I are also homebodies, and greatly enjoyed this story!
Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

Terry and Linda said...

Well, now, that is compliment of sorts!


Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

rockriverstitches said...

Hubby and I went to the HUGE new casino that opened a couple of years ago that we have in our area, a couple of weeks. We don't really gamble, but I wanted to go because everyone I know has been there. I played the penny slots and won about $28.00 on my first dollar. I should have stopped. I kept playing and lost all the money in my purse...$32.00 Oh well :)That's funny about the guy coming up and rubbing your neck. Kind of weird.

Tammy

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Ha, to funny. Maybe he just thought you were pretty.

acorn hollow said...

yikes! that would have scared me. I think he has no wife at all.
I have been in casinos on cruises not my cup of tea at all.
So am I to think no thrifting got done?
Cathy

Eve said...

Ha ha!! My bet was he was just tryin to get in a good shot! Ha ha! Well Julie there one thing you've done that I haven't! No thanks!!

ctlogcabin said...

LOL .... I love my back and shoulders rubbed I may
have stayed there a while before I looked around. hahaha
I too am sure it was the Sugar Daddy Factor.
When I spend my money I need a Bag to come
home with ... so no Gambler here.
Thanks for sharing your Story with us.
Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox