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Friday, August 18, 2017

Good morning crew,

It looks like the multi-state power ball jackpot is up to an estimated 535 million smackers, so of course the office started a pool to buy tickets.

Now, I might have gotten a C in college algebra, but I know enough math to know that I have a greater chance of being struck twice by lightning on a sunny day than winning that lottery.

But while my left brain knows it is a waste of money, I can't help imagining what it would be like if, by some miracle, the office pool actually won and I was one of the 2 or 3 suckers in the entire office who didn't play.

Imagine almost everyone you know having the biggest party of the year...of the decade...and you're not invited. Everyone would be planning how to spend their millions and I would be planning how to make next month's mortgage payment.

And on top of everyone being a millionaire except me, I would also be out of a job. There are about 30 people in this office and so far 25 of them are in the office pool. If five-sixths of the company up and quit next week, I'm not sure how long we would stay in business.

So for a lousy ten bucks I can alleviate all of that paranoia, even though it is so unlikely as to be an impossibility. It's sort of like buying alien abduction insurance.

I guess in that way, playing the lottery at this point is more of a mental illness than anything else.

Well, I guess it's better than psychopathy or Munchausen's syndrome or something.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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