Why I don't gamble

Vickie Collins By Vickie Collins, 20th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2kwrr9i4/
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I can honestly say I have not done any gambling, other than an occasionally lotto ticket or a raffle for a group I was part of for almost 40 years.

Why

It might or might not be interesting, but the fact of the matter is that I have not gambled any real amount since about a year or so after I moved away from home at the age of 23. Up till then I lived with my mother, and commuted to college.

At that point, I moved about 80 miles away to another city where I found a job. I wasn't always sure what to do with all that freedom. It was certainly a change from living in my mother's house - where she definitely practiced the attitude of "as long as you live in MY house....". This is a style of child rearing that some of you may have been familiar with growing up.

Anyway, the car that I did have, I left with my mother because she had no other way to get around and lived out in the country. I had the city buses and it was just one transfer to get from work to my house.

However, being alone at home was not fun - so when I got downtown on the bus after work, I often would elect to stop off and hit some bars before taking a later bus on home. One of those bars featured an old pin-ball machine.

With little else to do, I played the pin ball machine until one week, I suddenly realized I had spend most of my bi-weekly check and had little to survive on for the next two weeks. This was not a pleasure experience.

I saw that gambling was not the way to go, and like I said except for an occasional purchase of a lotto title and one or twice a raffle ticket, I haven't gambled again to this day.

Who says you can't learn a lesson quickly?! :)

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Gamble, History, Personal, True Story

Meet the author

author avatar Vickie Collins
I am a gay crossdresser who writes under my non-de-plume. I have a variety of interests, science fiction, religion, psychology. I recently moved from Nashville Tn to New Orleans.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
20th Jan 2015 (#)

Gambling is very unpredictable but sometimes its better take that risk.

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author avatar Carol Roach
21st Jan 2015 (#)

very good you did learn your lesson very fast. I don't even by lotto tickets

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
22nd Jan 2015 (#)

Money in gambling can go very quickly. I have gone gambling with BF's and they get hooked and spend way too much. I can take just a certain amount and enjoy myself. It can be scary.

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