I have to tell a funny gambling story. I love to gamble, but have slowed and stopped recently because it has hurt me. But here is the story. I used to go and gamble a lot. On several occasions I saw an elder (I believe he is an elder but maybe just a well respected older JW) and his wife in this gambling town. Now there is not a lot to do in this particular town but gamble. So for the first several times I saw them his wife would tell me "we are not here to gamble but have this or that business deal to do". I knew better.
One day, I went to my favorite little ghost town casino, put a few dollars in to start playing, tipped my chair up to my machine with my bottle of water propped on my machine, then went to the bar to get me a glass of wine. When I came back, here was this Sister of the brother or maybe I think Elder sitting at my machine playing. I cheefrully said hello ..... She looked at me and said "oh hi, I came up here with .... (hubby) to finish the ...deal, we are not gambling. I said, oh ok, but you just played my $5. She gave it back to me.
Several times since I have seen both playing the machines, little amounts, I give in to that. But they always tell me why they are not gambling. I like them. They have always been nice to me. I feel sorry for Mr. because he is so embarrassed each time. I don't really care. But I remember once my Mom told me that it made MR. feel sick that wasn't active anymore. It makes me laugh and makes me sad because they are nice people and I don't think they are doing so wrong but they are in such denial. They both are actually very fun. Believe it or not, I originally met them in a little bar. But I feel they can't just be fun and happy because of an act. Just sharing tonight.