Monday, June 01, 2009

Cancer + Gambling = Feel Good Story

Okay, this does not happen every day:
A Buckinghamshire man diagnosed with terminal cancer is to collect a second winning payout of £5,000 after betting he would stay alive. (BBC News)
I don't really approve of gambling...and I sure as shootin' don't believe in cancer, but the two combined can make a great story.

As the spokesperson from the betting agents points out: "Never in 30 years in the business have I been so pleased to pay a winning client £10,000."

Jon, I hope you make it to next year, and your £100,000 payout.

Lori

8 comments:

raincoaster said...

Brilliant! It's like selling death futures and living forever!

Lori said...

Takes a great attitude and some guts, that's for sure!

azahar said...

Now why didn't I think of this???

Lori said...

I think you need to have a gambling soul...and it's not a rational choice.

There's a great ad in a local credit union: "Las Vegas: a vacation plan, not a retirement plan"

The Nag said...

You're back! I thought we'd lost you to the dark side (Twitter).

azahar said...

The Dark Side is actually Facebook.

*poke*

Lori said...

Nag darling, you only lost me to laziness...and a tendency for the absurd to get downright silly.

Not that this story is absurd. :D

And Az...*poke* back!

mad said...

Hmm. I guess that dude figured he had nothing to lose eh. Win-win!