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If It Wasn’t for Bad Luck (standard:humor, 900 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 19 2018Views/Reads: 93/25Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Thinking about this a little more, I do not consider myself lucky. I consider myself to be blessed beyond words.
 



I am not the kind of person that dabbles in luck. [Knock on wood.] When
something looks like a good gamble to me, I run from it as fast as I 
can. If it looks too good to be true, believe me, it probably is not 
true. 

Luck has never been a friend of mine. The only luck I have ever had in
life is when I conned a young lady into saying, “I do.” That was 47 
years ago and I have never had a luckier moment since. Each year I 
appreciate that lucky moment more. 

Apart from that, I am not on the lucky side of the road. 

It is not that I would not appreciate a lucky moment every now and
again. It is just that I am not the lucky kind of a person that gets 
that kind of thing. 

My father taught me that life is not built on luck, but rather on hard
work. Then he would send me to the backyard to do the mowing. Looking 
back on that situation, I think he was pretty lucky that I did not know 
what he was talking about and went and mowed the grass for him. 

I tried this on my son once and he came back and said, “Dad, the mower
is broken I can't get it started.” Lucky for him. 

I do not know why people are so interested in luck. Whenever I go to a
convenience store, there is a long line behind the lottery ticket 
counter buying their ticket for the week. 

One time I stood back and watched people buy their lottery ticket and
everyone's impression was they believed it was their lucky day and this 
was their lucky number. 

I stopped one person and asked, “Do you buy lottery tickets often?” 

The man looked at me and said very enthusiastically, “Yes, I buy them
every week.” Then he chuckled as he showed me his recent lottery 
ticket. 

“How often,” I queried, “have you won?” 

He looked at me and his smile evaporated and he mumbled, “Never.” 

As I thought about that, I began to realize how lucky the lottery was
that there were so many people that did not have any luck whatsoever 
except bad luck. 

I begin to calculate how much it would cost a year to buy lottery
tickets every week. It was rather an amazing amount and I began to 
think how much bad luck really cost people. 

It is lucky for me that I do not play the lottery because all I would
experience is bad luck. 

A young friend of mine was telling me that he had no luck in the dating
compartment of his life. “All I have,” he complained, “is bad luck when 
it comes to dating.” 

Then he explained that he was going to try his luck at one of those
online dating programs. I am totally unfamiliar with that kind of 
thing, but he said that it might be his lucky day if he just went in 
that direction. “Who knows,” he smiled, “I just might get lucky.” 

Six months later, I saw him in the mall and ask him how his luck was
with the online dating service. 

He just looked at me and said, “So far all I've had is bad luck.” 

I thought about this for a moment. Which is worse bad luck; the lottery
or the online dating service? 

Although I am not an expert along this line, I think the best bad luck
would be in the lottery. 

As I processed these things, it occurred to me that I have been a rather
lucky dude, in my time. 


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