A man goes to the doctor feeling ill. After checking the man over the doctor looks worried ‘ I don’t know how to break this to you, but you have a terminal disease known as Yellow 24. Your blood will turn yellow and you only have 24 hours to live. I suggest you go and spend time with your loved ones'.
Distraught, the man calls his wife and explains the news, telling his wife that he wishes to do anything with her. His wife replies ‘ tonight’s my bingo night, it would be nice to spend my night with you doing what I do for fun'.
They arrive at the bingo hall, the man wins the first card getting 4 numbers, gets a line, a full house then wins the national prize.
The bingo caller welcomes him onto the stage ‘Sir, I’ve worked here for 43 years and I have never seen someone win as much money in one night as you have done. You must be the luckiest man in the world.’
‘Lucky!?’ the man screams ‘ If you must know I have Yellow 24’
‘Fuck me’ says the bingo caller ‘You’ve won the raffle as well.‘
I went on a trip last Spring to a resort at a timeshare with my friend Linda. We were up near South Lake Tahoe and the timeshare had all kinds of goofy timeshare games and things you can make for a nominal charge. I try to be a good sport and do the things Linda wants to try. I was ok with Bingo. There were two older ladies in there with us and we played four games of Bingo. (I was challenged by having to keep up and hold my card on the arm of my seat. I considered that sport.) I won three out of the four games. (So there was winning/not winning.) The older ladies were unhappy, so there was drama.
My problem was I did not want the prizes. I did not want the resort cap. I did not want the bears in the woods ceramic figure. I did not really want the gift cert to the spa for a massage. I wanted what my friend won-a thermos-ish thing. She wasn't trading. I was not a gracious winner.
I still have the cap, never worn. The massage (Hand & Foot) was ok for my first one ever. Linda wanted the bears figurine so good riddance.
Great story, Mare! I love these slice-of-life anecdotes.
Thank you, Terra...it was a fun trip, almost a year ago. It was at the very end of ski season and too early/cold to be Summer Touristy jam packed. South Lake Tahoe is a place that is all about the breakfast.