"A New Hampshire man said he lost his $2,600 life savings at a "rigged` carnival game and received only a stuffed banana and a $600 refund for his trouble.
Henry Gribbohm, 30, said he was attending the Fiesta Shows carnival in Manchester and he played a game called Tubs of Fun, trying to win an Xbox Kinect, WBZ-TV, Boston, reported Monday.
Gribbohm said he started losing money at the game, which involves players tossing balls into a tub, and kept playing in the hopes of winning his cash back by going double-or-nothing."
Gribbohm went home to get more money, and soon lost $2,600. Only a moron would keep that much money under his mattress, and only a loser would have so little put aside for his life savings.
You don`t tug on Superman`s cape, you don`t spit in the wind, you don`t pull the mask off the Lone Ranger, and you don`t play games at a carnival with the expectation of winning.
By the time a boy is 9 or 10 he learns the sad truth that the department store Santa Claus is really a wino trying to earn some extra bucks to buy booze, and he comes to the realization that all carny games are rigged.
This 30-year-old dude actually thought he could win an Xbox playing a carny game. Methinks Gribbohm should spend less time playing video games, and more time reading and stimulating his mind.
All that Gribbohm has to show for the thousands he blew paying a carnival game is a giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks.
This story can still have a happy ending for Gribbohm; there are just as many marks who buy stuff on eBay as there are marks who patronize carnivals. If Gribbohm put his giant dreadlocked banana up for auction on eBay I`m sure he would get at least $5,000.
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