Saturday, January 24, 2015

Finders weepers, losers keepers!

Yes, you read it right! Something is rotten in Denmark, or at least up the street in the little Bosnian market. I took your advice and stopped at the gas station to cash in the lawn lottery ticket. I had planned to send half to my aunt in a letter. What a surprise! The clerk said the lottery ticket had been cashed already. I asked how that was possible since they are required by law to attach the payout receipt to the ticket. She shrugged and said she didn't know. Then she handed me the print out confirming the ticket had been cashed. I sealed the envelope and dropped my aunt's letter in the mail.


I'm on the lookout now for what other underhanded activities are going on in my nice, quiet neighborhood.


Speaking of lottery ticket scratch offs, a few years ago, Bill and I were taking an evening stroll. We passed a little independently owned pharmacy where a young man behind the counter, sitting on a stool in front of the picture window was busily unrolling an entire roll of lottery tickets and scratching frantically. I hope he hit a winner.

Coincidentally, two weeks later the pharmacy went out of business.

12 comments:

Sioux said...

Yeah, there's something fishy going on...

Tammy said...

Aww! Poor pharmacist. Guess it was a better last-ditch effort than taking the drugs.

Bookie said...

Did you note the date is was cashed out? I just wonder if someone was reading your blog and got tipped off?

Cathy C. Hall said...

Oh, the nefarious goings on in suburbia! :-)

Val said...

Yeah, did you check the date it was cashed out? Maybe the clerk did it right then, to pocket the money. Did you bring the ticket back with you, or let her keep it?

They ALWAYS staple my receipt to the winners when I cash in my scratchers.

Kim said...

Wasn't it great to dream about how you'd spend the money before you found out it was cashed in?

Hope the pharmacy clerk had better luck.

Susan said...

What????? How could that happen? I don't get it. You had the ticket. How could someone else have collected on it? That's weird, Linda. Susan

Daisy said...

Hmm, that is strange. Sorry to hear you weren't able to collect on it.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Seems like something is amiss there...

K9friend said...

I've never had much luck with the lottery and finally decided I'd be better off investing my money elsewhere. I'll bet our heads would spin if we discovered how many nefarious schemes are related to the whole operation.

Pat
Critter Alley

Mary Horner said...

Hmmm, a mystery. Well, maybe you can come up with a clever plot and put it in a novel! I can already "see" the man scratching the tickets as he walks down the street!

Lisa Claro said...

Well, at least you're good-natured about the whole thing! Sorry you missed out though.