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Bob was always making poor decisions. The other day he had been cleaning up his apartment, and he had stumbled upon an old lottery ticket which he had thrown out. That was a bad decision because if it was actually a winning ticket worth two million dollars.

Later that same day, Bob was driving to the convenience store and he decided to take a short cut. He took a turn onto the shortcut and then went over a big pothole, which loosened a bolt in his car and which would lead, in two or three weeks, to a failed transmission. So it was a bad decision to take that shortcut.

Finally, that evening, Bob was at a bar with a large group of friends. There were two new girls in the group who he had never met before – friends of friends. One was named Jill and the other was named Sally. Bob made a quick decision to focus his attention on Jill. That was a bad decision. He would end up dating and then marrying Jill, who would cheat on him, give him Hepatitis C, and then break his heart. He’d be dead in fifteen years. And if he’d chosen Sally, he would’ve grown old and happy and successful, etc.

The night at the bar drew to a close. Jill started walking with Bob over to Bob's car. Given the situation, Bob couldn’t help but smile to himself.

Date Written: July 09, 2003
Author: Will Disney
Average Vote: 4.6

07/9/2003 anonymous (5):
07/9/2003 anonymous (5):
07/9/2003 Dylan Danko (4): Excellent, though the autobiographical nature of it made me a little uncomfortable.
07/10/2003 qualcomm (4): this one's good.
08/7/2004 Will Disney: this is a test comment, okay?
08/7/2004 scoop (5): Convenient, Disney, you old dog, that the test comment just happens to be posted on one of your best shorts luring a fly like myself in to your webby web of webness.