Odd Things I Did Last Week
1. Paid for gas with lottery tickets.
I don’t buy lottery tickets. I group them with gambling in my philosophy of “sorry, I don’t have enough money to spend money trying to win money that chances say I will likely lose anyway.” Or something like that. But it turns out that twice a year, my company gives out lottery tickets for each month each person has perfect attendance. I got four and won two free tickets plus $4.
But then last week, I lost my Visa check card, had to cancel it, and wait for a new one. Can we say pain in the ass? It’s surprising how many places don’t take checks anymore, including the gas station at which I spent $20 before realizing I didn’t have the cash or card to pay for it. PANIC! I had $14. Wouldn’t you know that I pulled out those lottery tickets I’d been meaning to turn in, and the guy equated the two free tickets to dollars, thereby allowing me to pay my bill by the skin of my teeth. Of course, I forfeited the possibility that I might perpetuate my winnings with the two free tickets, but under the circumstances, I could hardly complain.
2. Stopped in rush hour traffic so geese could cross the street.
Ridiculous, I know, but what could I do? The three birds already were standing in the middle of the street, having crossed the other lane. It’s not that I care that much about pesky geese life. They’re a foul creature. Pun intended. But geese are pretty large. Running them down would have been gross and unnecessary. Someone had to stop. What I couldn’t believe as I sat there already humored by this unusual event, is that the third goose took his damn sweet time. He actually decided to walk up the lane in front of me for a while rather than straight across. Of all the nerve!!