I wouldn't have thought another thing about him if we didn't spot him in the crowd the next time we passed this same large machine. People made a wide semi-circle around the back of the machine and the girl that was losing this time (several hundred dollars) and there he was again , smiling, and saying "aw man" when the numbers didn't line up in the right way. His eyes were still glistening and he was still smiling. When the girl and the crowd dispersed, so did he ...........again.
Every time we passed by the machine and someone was playing he would be there ..........we wondered where he went in between players?
Everyday, he was there. On checkout day (Monday) at about 11:30 or so I was sitting in the coffee shop with our luggage and my husband was taking care of the paperwork. I saw him. He was walking swiftly by, through the hallways coming from the direction of the "self park" lot. He seemed to be on a mission, he had on his hat and was headed towards "THE MACHINE." The machine that if he doesn't already know , he will, just how many spins and how many 7's and how many players it takes to get the "quick hit."
The simple pleasures, that obviously is making him a happy man. I contrasted him to the many "grumpy" "grumbly" people that were walking around the casino, tensions high, losing money and even complaining when they hit a $1800 jackpot, complaining that it didn't get their losings back , REALLY? me happy that they won at all! ........ TRUST ME there are many there that are NOT having a good time and showing it by facial expressions and body language not to mention their verbiage. WHY EVEN GO when you are not having fun?
He never played the machine himself. I can't imagine that he would even want to? I wonder if the casino cameras "see him" and if they do , if they are thinking about this lovable character and catching that contagious smile from above?