Friday, March 29, 2013

Popsicle's March Madness



Me: Hi Popsicle!
Popsicle: Uhhh hey Gia
Me: You look down. What's wrong?
Popsicle: Look, I need a favor.
Me: Okay, what’s up?
Popsicle: I need to borrow some money.
Me: What?!! Why?
Popsicle: I picked Gonzaga to win the whole thing and now I’m in some trouble and I owe a guy some money.
Me: Wait, what? Are we talking about March Madness brackets?
Popsicle: Yes! And I watched all the games this season and read all the expert analysis. And then I picked Gonzaga and Georgetown in the final.
Me: Oh no.
Popsicle: Oh yes. And I owe a guy, Gia. And he’s pretty tough. Can you help a bear out?
Me: How much do you need?
Popsicle: Uhhh... 2k.
Me: POPSICLE I DON’T HAVE 2,000 DOLLARS!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
Popsicle: DON’T YELL AT ME GIA! I THOUGHT THIS WAS GONZAGA’S YEAR!
Me: You shouldn’t be gambling.
Popsicle: Please! You manage your work’s bracket!
Me: Um, it cost $10 to play.
Popsicle: You gotta spend money to make money, Gia.
Me: Yeah sure. Look, I don’t have that much money. I know Allie has a nice savings, though. Ask her.
Popsicle: Ughhhhhhhhhhh
Me: What?
Popsicle: I know, but I didn’t want to ask her.
Me: Why not?
Popsicle: She maybe doesn’t know about the gambling
Me: Popsicle!
Popsicle: She’s going to be such a naaaaaag.
Me: Go tell her what you did right now!
Popsicle: You KNOW she’s going to make a big deal about this.
Me: It IS a big deal, Popsicle! Promise me you’ll stop gambling.
Popsicle: Are you kidding??
Me: Popsicle….
Popsicle: I will bet you ten bucks that I can stop gambling for three months!
Me: *facepalm * Go talk to Allie.

Sigh! Polar bears and their gambling addictions. Who’s with me?! 

10 comments:

  1. First Kitty with the drinking and now this!?

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    1. I blame the stuffed animal education system.

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  2. What kind of shady establishment are you running over there, Gia? Get those wayward animals of yours under contol. Jeesh!!

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  3. I think you've got a pretty pansy polar bear there. Everything in the world falls into two categories for a polar bear. Things to play with and things to eat. Sometimes they overlap. Anyone coming to collect falls into the first. They might fall into the second.

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  4. It's a tough situation, but I can help. All Popsicle has to do is leave everything behind. All of it. Change his identity, ditch family and friends, and start new, like in Canada. Or, convince the "big guy" to go double or nothing on some other game.

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  5. Gia, get your creatures straightened out. Dr. X was addicted to gambling. Get Popsicle in a 12-step program before he you have to call him ex-popsicle.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Oh Popsicle, everyone knows the real money is in blackjack!

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  7. I'll loan Popsicle the money if he can make everyone in my office stop talking about March Madness. Please???

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  8. If I had a dollar for every time a stuffed polar bear asked me for a loan, I'd ... Well... Lets just say I could enjoy a nice McDonald's lunch...

    Hugs!

    Valerie Nunez and the Flying Platypi

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  9. The only thing I really know about polar bears is that their livers are so packed with vitamin A that if you ate an entire one, you would die.

    The more you know.

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