One In A Billion

Outside the deli in Brooklyn the line stretched for blocks…. maybe a mile….. . Jews….. Puerto Ricans….. Mexicans….. Dominicans….. Dagos…..blacks…..white suburban house wives texting and taking selfies to mark the auspicious event….. Micks….. Greek diner owners….. and Indian cabbies talking over all of ’em as if they were at a stand on Shouting Street selling samosas and dates……. Middle Easterners looking to strike it rich with the purchase of ten…. twenty…. thirty tickets at a time; all chatting it up for the cameras…. all wanting a piece of the action….all wanting the American dream……. to be rich with as little effort as possible; hang in there…..dreams do come true……

I want a big ninety inch motherfucker, the black youth with headphones lowered around his neck said to the Eyewitness News Team, and some speakers and shit, he continued, a bleep here and a bleep there, cause you knows….this is my one shot at making it in this place… it be tough out here for the brothers…..

I just want to take some vacations and give my kids some money, said the nice Jewish grandmother from across the bay, of course I want to save some of it too….. you never know when times are going to get hard…….

Just wanna buy drinks for all my friends….every single night of the week, the greaseball spewed…and here’s a shout out to Mikey D in The Bronx…..Petey Boy…..Tony….Tony…and Tony….you know who you are….woo woo wooooooo

Did you buy your ticket sir? I told the reporter/model that no…. I had not…..nor did I intend to….

You know you  can’t win if you don’t play, the leggy blonde quipped…..

Right…..If I won that thing……I’d be dead within a week….Let’s just say I’m alright with what I have……

 

 

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