gambling makes no sense, but these places are packed, i'm telling you.
i've heard they pump casinos with oxygen to cause subtle mind control. i looked it up online to see if that's true.
the answers were mixed. a couple of sites say no, but ask.com says they do it to keep people awake so they won't wander off to bed in the early hours of the morning.
even if it's not true, SOMETHING'S going on & it's working.
here's what happens: you sit down at the slot machines -- the one-armed-bandits. you load in your dinero & keep pulling down the handle even though you're losing your ass. but, I've just GOT to win, you think. I've already lost so much that it's only fair.
now, repeat after me: nothing @ the casinos is fair.
i mean, come on! everything is rigged. how could they afford to have a million tuxedoed blackjack dealers & scantily-clad cocktail waitresses swarming the place, otherwise, not to mention those rows and rows of flashing slot machines?
here was my personal low-point of the weekend.
oh, sorry -- i was @ a schmancy casino in lake charles, louisiana & i forgot to tell you that part.
i plopped down in front of "pharaoh's fortune." there was another machine called "kitty glitter" -- like kitty litter, get it? a little casino humor there.
& about those scantily-cocktail waitresses -- you have to feel sorry for them, forced to dress like a bunch of hookers in head-to-toe gold sequins with 4 inches of cleavage & their belly buttons hanging out, because they're really sweet people & don't deserve that. i became BFF's with a few of them while i was losing my ass, but I'm getting ahead of myself, here.
i finally won $200 with one pull of the handle. old pharaoh threw me a bone.
woo-hoo, i thought, but like a total doofus, instead of taking my golden tokens to the money cage, cashing in & calling it a night, i kept going until i lost every cent.
so, why is that considered fun?
must be the risk. like jumping out of an airplane.
or maybe it's not oxygen that's pumped into the air, but stupid-elixir.
or it could be plain old peer pressure -- you are surrounded by masses of idiots, after all.
and, we sure had a good time.