Photo: © Al Forbes 2015
All of my new lucky eight furniture items have been in place for some time now. After checking my i-ching app, I’ve had a feng shui consultant place them to gain the maximum chi flow.
I bought them for a steal at my local auction house. They were custom-made, with the same powerful message in gold leaf, on each item. Apparently the closest translation is ‘Riches Now, Death Later!’ You see why I had to have them. It matches with my ‘Sleep when I’m Dead’ philosophy.
The guy who commissioned this stuff, he’d only had it for a few weeks when his car gets mashed by a drunken driver. The payout made him a millionaire, but he only lived on for a week after the money came through. Tough break.
But his bad luck was my good fortune. His estate was auctioned off, and I didn’t hang about. Since I got this furniture, my online betting system has really taken off. I’m raking it in. Who knows, in a couple of years I’ll have made enough to buy my own island!
Well, gotta go. Work hard, play harder! My final destination today is the hot tub. I’ve just bought a new one from that discount guy, Jacques Uzi, at a killer price.
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9 thoughts on “Luck of the Drawers?”
I’d be watching that ticking clock; “he’d only had it for a few weeks when his car gets mashed by a drunken driver.”
Wanna believe in fate? That sounds really ominous..
Thanks Dave. He should have been a bit more cautious about that purchase!
I like all your little hints that you are mocking your main character who we all know is going to kick the bucket soon. ” Final Destination” and “killer price.” Obviously, this guy doesn’t believe in curses or bad luck. Great post I enjoyed reading it.
Thanks, Mandi. I know not everyone will get the hints, but I like to put ’em in anyway! 😀
He seems like the type to “live for today.” Which is a good thing since tomorrow probably won’t be. Loved it!
Thanks. I don’t think he’s read the signs very well.
heh. Definitely going to end well for someone – but not him. Loved this story Steve.
Thanks for taking part throughout 2015, and I look forward to seeing more in 2016. Happy New Year
It might be a great philosophy… except that it seems that the one follows the other a little too closely!
He’s too tunnel-visioned!