Mumbles … Acumen

Acumen.  Yes, another one of those words I have heard once in the distant past, but don’t use it on a regular basis.  Oxford Languages says it is “the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain.”  So, someone might say I have crafting acumen.  Or more specifically rubber-stamping acumen.  What I would like to do though has nothing to do with acumen… it is catching up again, I can’t believe I got so far behind.  I took one night off so it should only be one night behind, but I have been so tired I don’t have the energy or the brain power to think of things to write.  I guess that is why I am just mumbling through this post.

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The good news is I did have a little fun for the one day I was absent.  We watched the Super Bowl (a sad game to watch) and then went to an area casino for a slot machine or two.  The first machine I picked I got a hit on the second spin of the wheels… won $115.  So, I put my initial money away and played on those winnings the rest of the night and the following morning.  I did lose some of it but coming home with an extra $65 was still a plus in my book.  I only do the slot machines, don’t know enough about roulette and have NO poker face. Do you play table games or slots? Do you have good luck at the casino?

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – acumen

Slots of Fun

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“What are you betting Mable?”

“I always bet the maximum Ilene… the prizes are so much bigger then.”

“But the money disappears too fast for me then.”

The two women played on the slot machines for almost an hour when Ilene turned to Mable and said, “I just hit a big one!  I think it is time to cash out here and hit the buffet before the dinner crowd starts.”

Mable turned to see the payout on Ilene’s machine.  It was a nearly $2000 payout.  She looked at the top of the machine and said, “See now, if you had bet the maximum you’d have won a lot more.”

Ilene just smiled and said, “I am happy with what I won.  No need to be greedy.  Now let’s hit that buffet line.”

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – bet