86. I Won, Finally!
I Won, Finally! Finally I had fun…
The truth is that I enjoy the game even when I lose. Some of you like to play? You play for the excitement of waiting for your magic ten minutes. You must have the patience to wait. Do not push until there is negativity around you.
When I play, I become superstitious. So many little things bother me… I try not to look around, I don’t want to be recognized! Two nights ago… at the Black Jack table… the person next to me has begun to talk about his daughter who is studying fashion in Rome… very good! She would be happy to work for me… I wish her all the best… I move to another table!
Last night… I ask for a private table… all mine… I get two glasses of red wine and I ask my companion to get closer to me so as to increase the strength and the positivity. The beginning is not so exciting… the pile of chips is getting smaller and smaller… I play around with the chips to create a feeling between the game and me… I keep my eyes vigilantly on the cards… I count the cards… I follow the game as fast as ever.
Finally… a Black Jack… then another! My situation instantly reverses itself… I start to force the game… I start feel it… believe in it… the pile of chips is getting bigger and bigger. For good luck I do not want to count them… I squeeze the hand of my companion…
I drink the second glass of red wine…
Damn… this game is weird… that’s why I like it… It’s certainly not for the money, nor for any gains you can make, it’s just the sheer pleasure… the thrill that you get.
I don’t lose a hand… even when I should … all the luck is on my side… I miss a beat… then another… maybe now is the time to stop…!
I thank the croupier and leave him a big tip.