Funny Math Or New Math

Life

The saga continues starting with the Luckiest Unlucky Guy in which Billy Bob won $75 smackaroos on lottery tickets.  

Even though it’s Christmas Eve, he had an appointment with his doctor this morning to get an injection in his shoulder.  He has been powering through but his shoulder has been bothering him for quite some time.   He had an MRI and the injection was determined to be the next course of action.  

He brought along his scratchers to cash in afterwards.   We joked that if the shot was a success, we would roll the dice 🎲 on more tickets but if the shot provided no relief, we’d take the cash.  

The good news is the shot worked wonders.  Should last for at least three months and then he’ll be eligible for another injection.  There’s not much more they can do.  He’s not a candidate for surgery thank goodness.  At least not yet. 

AnyWho we’re on cloud 9, heading to Rigsby Food Mart in Lakeside … the former Utotem ice house where as children we hung out and played video games back in the 80s.  Defender, Centipede, Pac Man.  

Setting the stage like the Goldbergs … it was December 24 1980 something.  He entered the Food Mart while  J-Dub stayed in the car.  She looked over at the Nissan Maxima parked next to her and thought “that guy sure looks familiar”.  She moved up a channel to 80s on 8 and waited for Billy Bob to return.  

Sure enough, as he exits with the “goods” Billy Bob stops to talk to the guy in the Maxima and it’s someone he went to high school with … who lives just down the road from us … who is working at Miller auto sales. The world is small people as big as it sometimes feels it’s really tiny. 

AnyWho we made it back to the house and the scratching begins.  My heart is beating fast  Aaahhhh !!!  First ticket $10.  Then a lot of nothing … 😒.  Then he hits $5.  Then more nothing … 😒. Then the very last ticket is $10 for a grand total of $25.   And we also have a $10 ticket for tonight’s numbers drawing.  That’s the one that we really want to work in our favor.  

Lulu says “Dad you lost 50 bucks”.  

B says “I didn’t lose anything;  I only spent $8 to get this rolling.  So in that sense I’m up $17”. 

Lulu continues “well you were up $67 and $67-$17 = $50”

B “nope I’m sticking to it.  I didn’t ever have that $67.  I lost nothing”

And that my friends is funny math or new math.  However you divide it my Billy Bob is a winner!!! 

Feeling blessed and joyful. 

As always, more to come.  

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