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.
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.
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.