well the losing sessions at samstown are over now, both yesterday and today were close to $200 wins, and i got my cell phone bill paid. Incidentally, i need a new cell phone battery terribly bad and cant afford it, it dies very rapidly and sometimes shuts off on its own. keeps getting worse.
so im back to $1700 again from $1400. and once my walmart moneycard recredits the transaction that failed to go thru, ill be back to around $2000. and once moms check arrives which got sent to me in thursdays mail, ill be back over $2300 and then ill feel a whole lot better. it says on the walmart debitcard website that it takes up to 10 whole days to credit back transactions that got cancelled. this is why u never ever want to use the walmart debitcard instead of the bank if at all possible.
Plus i learned something else really bad about the debitcard, (that doesnt apply to a bank card). if it gets stolen, (and used fraudlently before i get the card cancelled) im shit out of luck. they do NOT limit ur loss to $50 like my bank is required to do by law. so its not all that safe.
am so glad im finally realizing that the samstown game is evidently beatable after all. Unless ive just been running extremely hot. Also ive got over $80 in food comps there, more than i thought, i must be putting in many hours.
now here is whats really bugging me, and is why me ordering this for mom was such a hassle. I first tried to use my bank debit card, and it got declined, and i couldnt reach them by phone that morning to find out why. well, i managed to reach them by phone yesterday, and found out why. seems a bunch of cards got comprimised somehow, and they sent everyone out a new card, cancelled their old card, and a letter explaining why.
this really upsets me that the bank would send that out without phoning and emailing u to warn u because how do they know if u still live there? see my bank didnt have a valid address for me since i closed that mailbox at the flamingo. So they had to cancel the replacement card too once i told them. and now ill just go to the bank, show ID and get a new temporary card. (but they still will have to mail the permanent one).
their is no excuse whatsoever for them not emailing people,IMMEDIATELY or calling people, whenever this becomes neccessary, and ill give u a hypothetical situation to explain why. and i will tell the bank manager exactly what i think when i go in to talk to them.
Lets say i lost my money in the casino and was in a taxicab home, and was stopping by the bank on the way, knowing i had plenty of money in there to pay him, and i couldnt get my card to work at the atm (since they had cancelled it without telling me--) and also it wouldnt work with the cab readers credit card meter. lets say then the cab driver calls the police and the police dont want to hear my cards been cancelled, and say i need to pay. see all the horrible trouble that can be caused by the bank not calling or email u immediately to notify u, instead of sending a letter in the mail?
and the bank wasnt really understanding me on the phone, because they claimed that cancelling the card was to "protect" me. its NOT me thats being protected, because im not responsible for fraudulent transsactions. its themselves.
had my bank not cancelled my card, id have never tried to use my walmart debitcard, and i wouldnt have ended up being charged twice because the debit card didnt go thru the first time when i forgot to tell the salesman over the phone its a mastercard instead of a visa.
so yeah, i have to go to my bank, and maybe wait 10 days before my other $281 is back on my walmart debitcard. what a pain in the ass.
Now i know to some of u $100 is a lot of juice, but remember mom offered me that out of the blue because she knew i needed it more than she did, and she wanted to help me out. i sure wouldnt have asked for that much. and she had no idea when she asked all this aggravation id go thru, nor did i. i thought it would be easy and id only be out $281 in the meantime instead of being out $562.
her birthday is coming up march 25, and i can repay her then. certainly not now, i need it too much. im in far more desperate shape than her. She owns her house, owns a car, has a more stable income, and doesnt manage her money as well as me in my opinion, because i feel like spending money on farmtown is a waste, and so is tea this expensive. she thinks it makes her healthier and she feels better physically. the reason the tea is so terribly expensive is herballife is a multilevel marketing company. Right now im just praying that check dont get lost or stolen, or ill really be fucked, and that walmarts dont make me wait forever to get that other $281 back, cannot understand why their website says it takes up to 10 days.
also, im really worried my new bankcard will get lost in the mail too. i hope the employees here are honest.
and i hope vook makes an effort to see me when hes in town soon. i explained to him about how the buses and free samstown shuttle works. he might be out.
and in other news, how much should i have before i get another bike? i dont want to really be below $3000 let alone below $2000. want to feel entirely secure i wont go broke. how much do u guys feel the $2-6 spread limit game is beatable for a week longterm? at what point should i play NL? how much will that phone battery cost? there is a nearby tmobile store where i can speak to someone in person close to samstown. who would want to go out to Jean, and fill their car up with gas with my comp dollars, and give me a reasonable amount but still less than they wouldve paid? I know if i had a bike, id do a bit of playing in the NL game at boulder station, but i dont want to walk it or wait outside across the street for a bus in the middle of the nite. i have no idea what that game is like either. still am considering moving downtown near grump to play at the nugget everyday, but feel my roll isnt enough yet, and not sure where to live downtown. Grump might know. also moving is going to be very difficult, because i dont have near enough suitcases to put my things in, and suitcases seem to cost a ton. is why i never buy them. Really wish a friend could spare bedding, kitchen things i dont have, towels etc too.