Everyday at work I count the money, prepare the deposit, and go to the bank. I’ve worked around money at most of my jobs so having money around never really was an issue. Some days at work I would count upwards of $60,000. The difference with this job is that I don’t just put the money in a drawer or the safe; I actually leave the building and take it to the bank for deposit. I would never steal but today while I was driving to the bank I thought about what I could do with all the money. The movie Empire Records came to mind immediately. If you’re not familiar with the movie I feel sorry for you, it’s a great one. The basic idea of the movie is that Lucas a clerk at Empire Records discovers that an independent record store is about to be sold to the big bad chain storeMusicTown. Lucas decides to take matters into his own hands and go gamble with the store’s money inAtlantic Cityand save the store. They rest of the movie is the events that follow Lucas’ big decision. Spoiler Alert, he lost all the money and they have to try to get the money back.
Evansvilleisn’t near Vegas orAtlantic Citybut we do have a river boat Casino Aztar. I’m not a big gambler but when I do gamble I love to play roulette. There is no skill in it, just dumb luck but I think that’s what I enjoy about it. As I drove to the bank I could imagine myself putting down $100 on even, and $100 13-24. I’d watch the ball spin around the wheel until it came to rest on the spot of 18 and I’d be a big winner. I’d keep going until I doubled the money and then leave. I’d go back to the office as if nothing had happened. I’d sit at my desk and decide what to do with my winnings for the rest of the day. I’m sure it would involve ‘making it rain’ when I got home. In reality I’d never to that but the thought of it was fun to day dream about. It’s probably a good thing I don’t have much money though, I’d filled my house with As Seen On TV products.