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2 losers. 2 lottery tickets. 1 winner.


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Fortune Smiles
© Ken McGee
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Lie back now, and I’ll tell you a story.  No, with your arm over your head like this.  Perfect.  Obrigado.  You are perfect.  God, I love the women in Rio.

Let’s see where to begin: with a moral, I guess.  One small act of kindness can change your whole life.  How’s that?  I know because I performed the tiniest possible kindness one night, and everything changed.  I simply knocked on old Powell’s door to ask if he wanted anything from the QuikTrip up the street.  That was all.

Powell had the apartment just below mine and was this friendless, gross older guy who floated from job to job spending most of his free time reading science fiction and watching Cardinals games. I had only talked to him a couple of times before, so it was quite a nice gesture to do that errand for him.

The Cardinals?  They’re a sports team we have in St. Louis.  Yes, like a soccer team, sort of.

Powell.  He opened the door wearing a sweat suit, the tops and bottoms unmatched and tattered, and was so happy that I had considered his needs that he could barely contain his joy.  He wanted only a six-pack of Busch and a lottery ticket.

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