So the ride back to Seward wasn’t as eventful as the ride down to Illinois was, what with my not almost killing anyone. The day started out rainy and cloudy and we were all a little tired from the excitement of the day before, so to stay awake I bought an old standby that makes the miles seem to go by faster: a lottery scratch ticket with many spots to scratch off.
Relax, I am not a chronic gambler – this is the only time I ever buy scratch tickets. I used to buy them to play while driving us to Lloyd’s parents. DO NOT DO THIS YOURSELF. Every two miles I would scratch off another spot. THAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING. In between scratchings I would think about what I’d spend the winnings on. THINKING ABOUT STUFF IS ACTUALLY OK.
In this case, though, I was the passenger so that made it safe as houses. I think I only won back my money, but I’m not sending it down to Illinois to claim my winnings, because then I’m down the cost of a stamp.
Enjoy my money, Illinois.