Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Darrell’s Advertent Sun £9.50 Holiday in Mudeford – Part 4

I’m not to sure yet if Mudeford is muddy, because the tide is still  high, but it is wet and weedy …. which only adds to my advertent adventure.
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Lucy felt that she let me down a bit with her rather brusque shark phobic dismissal of a boat trip yesterday, so to make amends she told me to get my bag of 2p’s, because she was taking me to experience the pleasures of the Penny Falls machine.
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I have never had such simple fun with a bag of 2p’s. But Monkey warned me, before I left home, that Penny Falls machines have a hypnotic lure and that once my 2p’s were gone I was to walk away and not be tempted to change just another pound, as it could lead down “the slippery slope” ……. I think he’d been talking to Tristan about something they’d both seen on the Jeremy Kyle Show.
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A nice lady gave me a pot to put my 2p’s in, so much classier than my plastic coin bag from the bank and it made me feel like I was “high roller” in Las Vegas.

But I heeded Monkey’s (and indeed Jeremy Kyle’s words) and once my money was gone, after about 45 minutes, I walked away, knowing that I had not been seduced and swayed by the sound of falling 2p's.

2 comments:

Mr.D said...

Ah happy memories of the pre-inflationary Penny Falls. Disappointingly, I didn't see Darrell in the video. He timed his coin release to the split second.

Lilibet said...

Its all in the timing.Try the double loader next time!!