Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tubs of fun, indeed

Sometimes I read a story and say to myself "Can't possibly be true."  Today: "New Hampshire man spends $2,600 while trying to win kids prize on $5 game."  Allegedly there was some "double or nothing" action on the side but - by any fair estimate - the guy must have played hundreds of games and spent several hours trying to win an XBox he could have purchased with his losings.  I just don't buy it.

1 comment:

Eirik said...

I can actually see this happening. Give a macho enough guy who has boasted that he can win this game, egged on by friends, and perhaps not that bright, and a bit of the gamblers mentality that this all has to pay off sometime and you've got a rather financially lethal combination.