recalling more from the Caribbean
Betty from Philly and I were vacationing on the beautiful isle of Aruba and decided to play some slots in the hotel casino.
There was a guy at the slots playing like there was no tomorrow. I mean he was doing it big time.
I smiled at him and he responded that he wasn’t winning anything on the damned machines.
Then he confided “well...I’m just washing money anyway!”
"That’s the way I make my living."
And if that don’t grab you...try this one:
We also hit the island of St. Thomas...a favorite for shoppers for years....and my favorite of all!
This was in the early 80’s and the prices were still very good there.
At the hotel pool we chatted with a young couple from Philadelphia (and listeners to WWDB of course.)
The guy confided that they made their living just traveling to St. Thomas and back about every month or so.
I thought...wow...what a way to go. I could handle that!
You know what they did?
They each bought a Rolex watch (top of the line). Then they returned to Philly and sold them at a tremendous markup.
About a month or two later they repeated it...and a month after that...etc.
Well...everyone has to make a buck, right.
Tough life those two!