Well El Gordo has come and gone again – over 3 hours of chanting, I hope you can now say E – Uro correctly (emphasise both vowels) and maybe you are even a few E – Uros richer. Me? Well I had a premonition that 2011 was the year for an El Gordo result, everywhere I went the tickets on sale seem to include my year of birth – so I bought them. I just could not resist (actually more like I dare not, just in case………..)
So I watched most of the draw (E – Uro) in my local (where I had bought one of my ‘lucky’ tickets) Every time the little boys or girls walked to the table with the big winning numbers we held our breath (well I did because I never catch the number first time around) then focus on the screen and watch the spinning balls (why can’t they spin slower, they know we have been in the bar all morning)
Followed by a simultaneous cry of ‘Dios Mia, they always win, that province has all the luck,’ pause for further thought, ‘Why, they are so far up in the mountains, they still have the Peseta.’
The fruit machines start again, more coffee/beer/wine is ordered, more people arrive,
‘Hay mas premios?’
I decide to cancel my new Ferrari order, postponecancel viewing the bargain 2.5 million front line property and head home.
‘Told you it would be double numbers this year’ I say
‘Yes,’ she replies, ‘Pity it was not our double numbers though.’
Ah well, even in these uncertain times we can count on there being another El Gordo December 22nd 2012. Maybe see you in the local bar?
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