Sunday, August 12, 2012

THREE For THREE On The Babyshit Green!!!

I'm not a big gambler.

Never have been.

We have a casino right here, in my own back yard, and I couldn't tell you the last time I was there.

I do, however, like to buy a lottery ticket now and then.  And I like my Bingo.

No, not the 'sit in a hall with your cards and dobber thingy' kind of Bingo.

I mean the scratch ticket.  I like the Bingo scratch ticket.

And ... I hate to even say it ... and tempt the fates ... but, I'm usually pretty lucky with them too.

I'll buy one, win $3 on it, and just cash it in for another.  Until I don't win.

Sometimes, I'll get a line in one of the other boxes, and end up with $6!

Yes, it's the little things that make me happy, people!

So, a couple of weeks ago, I walk into my neighbourhood corner store, and while chatting with the owner, I look down, and notice the Attlantic Lottery Corporation had changed the colour on the tickets again.

Something they do on a regular basis.

However, I had never recalled seeing this particular colour before ...

'Oh ... look!', I said,  'It's babyshit green!'

Although the owner did laugh, I could see he was uncomfortable calling it 'babyshit green' himself, so we settled on pickle green.

Hell, I'll call it whatever he wants, as long as it's a winner!  

Later that night, I scratched.


One line in the first box.  $3.  Yay me!

The next night, I went into the store waving my ticket (while glancing around to make sure his kids or customers weren't around) and said, 'Hey John*!  WINNER on the babyshit green!'  

He laughed, and said, 'I thought we agreed on pickle?'

I replied with, 'You can call it pickle, to me, this little winner is babyshit green!'

I exchanged my winning ticket for another.


Later that evening I scratched it.


One line in the second box.  $6.  Yay me!

A few nights later,  I was back at the store.

Once again, I walked in waving my ticket, with a little swagger and a, 'Two for two on the babyshit green, John*!'


No ... really ... that's what his machine says when it checks your ticket, and it's a winner.

It makes this 'lottery noise' and then it gives out a 'woohoo!' if you have a winner.

I exchanged my winning ticket for another.


Later that evening I scratched it.


One line in the third box.  $13.  Yay me!

THREE for THREE on the babyshit green!!!

I couldn't resist, I had to stop at the store the next night. 

Unfortunately, the owner wasn't around.

So, I asked the girl behind the counter if she would give him a message for me.

She said, 'Sure!'.

I held up my latest winner, and said,  'OK.  Can you please tell him, "THREE For THREE on the babyshit green"!!!!'

She looked at me sort of funny, but I just said, 'He'll know what I mean.'

And then handed her my ticket.


Regardless what happened after that, I thought the fact I had won three times in a row, increasing in winnings each time was pretty cool in itself!

As it turns out, the next two were losers.

The one after that, I bought in Truro this week, on vacation.

That one was another $3 winner.

I cashed it in at my store this weekend for another ticket.

No winner.

But hey, no matter WHAT the next one gives me, or doesn't, I can still say ...

THREE for THREE on the babyshit green!


Thank you lottery fates!


  -  * - No, his name isn't really John.


Aleta said...

Well, I'm 10 weeks pregnant..... thanks for letting me know the color of baby shit. LOL

Kim's Korner said...

LOL you're very welcome, Aleta! And CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! :-)

It may have been a very long time since I've had to change a diaper, but I'll NEVER forget the colour of babyshit green!!!! ;-p