Thursday, July 15, 2010

IN Vegas - short stories

Jasper's parents were activity to Las Vegas for a week. The aftermost time they were there was 10 years ago. The burghal had afflicted abundantly in those 10 years. For one thing, the all you can eat buffets were $15, instead of $3. And cartage was abundant worse, of course. But now Las Vegas had a monorail that chock-full at all the above hotels. No added walking in the hot sun (or the bitterly algid wind, if you visited Las Vegas in the winter). Jasper's dad admired the buffets. "Even at $15, he'll still eat $20 or $30 worth," Jasper's mom said.

Jasper asked his dad what amateur he was activity to play. Blackjack, he replied, if he could acquisition a $2 table. Jasper told him that he ability accept to go city to a absolute old casino. Most casinos, he said, crave a $5 minimum nowadays. That didn't abruptness his dad. Afterwards he absent a hundred dollars, he was accomplished anyway, he said. He was never one to bandy acceptable money afterwards bad.

Jasper's mom had no use for annihilation except aperture machines. She admired the slots, as continued as she could acquisition nickel machines and dime machines. "Are any of those left?" she asked Jasper. He said he wasn't sure, but there had to be some, somewhere. She said she was activity to comedy abnormally on this visit: she would delay till addition acclimated a apparatus for at atomic 15 minutes. Then she would comedy that apparatus back that being got up and left. Maybe, she hoped, the jackpot would hit on the aboriginal nickel that she put in. That's a acceptable idea, Jasper thought. Unfortunately, it's the aforementioned ambush that anybody who plays the aperture machines does. And about anybody goes home broke.


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