Cigarettes and Lottery Tickets

There she was at a convenience store where they sell cigarettes and lottery tickets and oh yeah gasoline and beer. Two Marlboro boxes and a lotto 17 is what she forked over her hard earned cash for. It’s funny that she hopes to get lucky and rich with one thing while impairing her health with the others. We all have our vices. It’s just interesting to see what people pickup to get them by and make them a little better off than they were before.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

One thought on “Cigarettes and Lottery Tickets”

  1. Hello Tony. You are correct about “what will get them by”. Life is really hard for a lot of people, especially people of lower incomes. At some point the human mind, body, and emotional balance needs a “feel good” to just get by. For some it is booze, some it is drugs ( I included tobacco in with drugs ) , some it is sex. It is a sad indictment on our society that people have such deep needs that the only place left for them to turn to is what some “righteous people call vices”. Studies have shown that for many of these people they are simply at the end of their ability to deal with life as they know it. I wonder if we should feel more sorry for them that they are in that situation, or more sorry we did not think of a way to help them before it came to that desperation? Hugs

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