Friday, November 30, 2007
Atlantic City, Baby
For Thanksgiving we went to Atlantic City as I mentioned before. We actually didn't do any gambling, but we did walk around the casinos to see the hustle and bustle of the city. Let me just tell you. Those casinos must make a fortune. I had no idea that so many people play slot machines. There were literally hundreds upon hundreds lined up in a row and people swarming everywhere.
At first I thought the atmosphere was exciting, but then I started feeling pretty down. Think of how many people are throwing their money away. Also, you'll know if you've ever been to Atlantic City, across the streets from all the casinos are shady liquor stores and pawn shops that "Buy GOLD for CASH." The part of the city that is not touristy is grim and scary.
If you want to gamble and you have money set aside for entertainment go for it. I'm not being judgemental. Unfortunately, I'm afraid too many people are decieving themselves into thinking they'll walk away a winner, and end up broke and depressed themselves.
The Glitz and Glam don't last forever.