Mission146
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August 5th, 2021 at 3:33:56 AM permalink
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I was surprised this came from Mission.



Thereís no way I could have that joke Come in my head and take a Pass on posting it.

I'd say the Odds of that happening would be pretty low.
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August 5th, 2021 at 3:35:13 AM permalink
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You are a joy to read. Forget the moderator thingy and work on your stand-up. Imagine how much fun you could have handling the hecklers instead of suspending errant posters. Much more rewarding too in more ways than one.

tuttigym



Thanks! Donít forget to tip your waitress.
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August 5th, 2021 at 4:56:17 AM permalink
I agree completely with FinsRule, actually.

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You think it might be a sign of addiction? That's easy for you to say because lucky you that you're not facing death.



Well, it seems like the dying guy who had to be wheeled into Caesars wouldn't have a whole heck of a lot to do with the money had he went on the heater of his life.

Is it a sign of something that gambling is one of the last things a person wants to do in life and a person has nothing to do with the money even if he does win? I don't know---I guess maybe not---perhaps he just really likes dice. Someone should have taught him Yahtzee. You get five dice instead of two in Yahtzee.

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When someone is dying they make requests that may seem strange to the rest of us. But we aren't dying so we dont know.



All of us are dying; we just can't as nearly approximate when the final buzzer is going to go off. I wonder where else they might have taken him if he'd had a different idea---can't imagine there are too many limits if the hospital was willing to cart him to the casino.

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Right now one of my ex wives (you all know I've had a few) is fighting for her life. First it was lung cancer and now its leukemia.

Between transfusions, and feedings, and facing a feeding tube if she can't swallow because of the painful sores down her throat, she talks to me about her free play offers that she's missing in Vegas and Mesquite and she talks about the worthlessness of being Diamond at Caesars.

She's not addicted to gambling.

She's addicted to living and grasping at straws hoping she'll live.

When she first told me just four months ago that leukemia was identified I immediately started looking online for help and tips for me to be a caregiver. There are many articles about end of life. Many videos too.

One video that stands out is about a woman asking her doctor for a "day pass" from the hospital just so she could go to Disneyland one last time.

She died three days later.

Try to have a heart.



I'm sorry to hear all of that. Your appeal to emotion has prevailed upon me.

Instead of asking:

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Was he able to Pass before he passed?



I'll amend to:

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I hope he was able to Pass before he passed.



I'm such a softie now. I think I'm going to go adopt a three-legged dog.

I do hope the best for your ex-wife, though. I hope that she recovers to enough of an extent that she doesn't have to worry about day passes and chooses to spend her remaining time somewhere that is NOT a casino. Is she from L.A.? Don't you guys have an ocean out there?
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August 5th, 2021 at 6:06:10 AM permalink
Mission I'm not going to argue with you because I dont know the man on the gurney. I dont know if that was part of his bucket list or his last hurrah.

I only hope that everyone has a full life and when it's time to go they can happily say "I'm ready."

An hour ago my ex told me she was able to eat some potato chips. Oh how she has been craving potato chips.

Ocean? She's in isolation in a hospital room. Unable to have visitors. With an immune system destroyed by chemotherapy.

Her wish is to just get out of her room.
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August 5th, 2021 at 6:19:14 AM permalink
You'd think that going into the casino and playing Craps would be an easier one to have crossed off the bucket list before then. I'm going to speculate that wasn't his first time rolling those bones, but I'll admit that I'm not 100% sure.
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August 5th, 2021 at 6:36:25 AM permalink
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You'd think that going into the casino and playing Craps would be an easier one to have crossed off the bucket list before then. I'm going to speculate that wasn't his first time rolling those bones, but I'll admit that I'm not 100% sure.



I'll tell you why I was touched by the story.

All of us take for granted being able to go to a casino. We have the time, the money and the good health.

He was near the end. Imagine the planning involved. Nurses, doctors, I'm sure he had an ambulance. It must have meant a lot to him.

It was without a doubt a huge undertaking. Its something we take for granted.

That's why it was touching.

This morning my ex was able to have potato chips. Remember that the next time you open a bag of them.
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August 5th, 2021 at 7:15:29 AM permalink
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I'll tell you why I was touched by the story.

All of us take for granted being able to go to a casino. We have the time, the money and the good health.

He was near the end. Imagine the planning involved. Nurses, doctors, I'm sure he had an ambulance. It must have meant a lot to him.

It was without a doubt a huge undertaking. Its something we take for granted.

That's why it was touching.

This morning my ex was able to have potato chips. Remember that the next time you open a bag of them.



I'm hoping to one day have enough money (between writing and +EV gambling) to never feel compelled to walk into a casino again.

Yeah, that definitely sounds like an excellent use of hospital funds and resources.

I agree it meant a lot to him, like FinsRule already said, it's sad.

I'll keep that in mind the next time I eat a bag of potato chips---although I'll pick a different food for contemplation as I do not care for chips. In case you wondered, everybody dies and usually the ability to do activities that one enjoys dies before they do. It's rarely graceful. The lucky ones get hit by a bus and are killed instantly.
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August 5th, 2021 at 7:31:40 AM permalink
Mission I'm going to guess that you never had a serious illness and that's why you cant appreciate your good fortune or appreciate what the man on the gurney did.

I'll tell you why I appreciate it.

I had polio as a kid. I was paralyzed. The Salk vaccine wasn't out yet.

In college I had TB in the bones of my legs.

At 24 I became an insulin dependent diabetic and for 26 years I took two, three sometimes four or more shots a day.

Then my kidneys failed and I went on dialysis. Four hours a day, three days a week hooked up to a machine.

But 13 years ago I was blessed with a kidney and pancreas transplant. My diabetes was cured. No more dialysis. And I say I'm the luckiest guy on the planet.

I'm glad that man got to roll the dice one more time.

(And I'm sure he paid.)

Now go about your day. Be grateful.
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August 5th, 2021 at 10:07:46 AM permalink
Thread reminds me of a monolog joke from Jay Leno I think. Anna Nicole Smith married that 90 year old rich guy and he died maybe a year later.

Leno- "His final wish was granted. He was buried face down between two pillows"
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August 5th, 2021 at 10:33:45 AM permalink
Some people just want to go down like that. For example in Louis Theroux's documentary, Dr Martha Ogman just wanted to play slots 'til the end, to the tune of going through millions. Who is to say that it was a bitter end? Even her son couldn't/didn't say anything about the fact that she was gambling away his inheritance.

In my case though, I feel an obligation to my heirs to not blow money, in any way, even if the date is many many years away (and, who knows - no one of us has a set expiration date). Each of us may be here for only a short period of time in the scheme of things but that doesn't obviate our duty to those who come after us. Plus it just seems like a waste to blow money in casinos. Blowing some maybe, okay. Blowing occasionally, all right. But blowing all the time - no way.

What I think is crazy is that some of these gamblers you see dumping millions regularly in casinos would be hard pressed to donate a nickel to charity or to overtip the cocktail waitress. That, I cannot fathom.
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