the life and adventures of mr sloto

Inspired by suggestion of Sloto’Cash player Jacqueline Ortiz

Mr. Sloto puts on his comfy robe. It’s 6.05 am on December 25th. O boy, how he loves Xmas. He can’t wait to see Mrs. Sloto face when she opens her big gift: a stainless steel dress!

And Mr. Sloto is also looking forward to his gifts. He’s seen Mrs. Sloto sneaking around the house. He knows she’s up to something. Will she get him a new scooter or could it be scuba gear for a long trip to Hawaii?

Mr. Sloto goes downstairs to light the candles on the Xmas tree; an old tradition he cherishes. Mrs. Sloto comes shortly after into the living room. “Oh, it’s so beautiful my dear!” she sighs with delight as she sees a sparkling green Xmas tree in the middle of the room.

“Merry Xmas” says Mr. Sloto and they embrace. Mrs. Sloto is eager to give him her gift. She picks up a very large box and hands it over to Mr. Sloto. Mr. Sloto thrilled, begins to remove the wrapping.

“It’s nothing big, Mr. Sloto, hope you like it”, says Mrs. Sloto.

Mr. Sloto unpacks it all and is taken aback:  10 oil cans, a few rolls of quarters and new tires for his feet.  “You’ll be just like new for the New Year” says Mrs. Sloto.

Mr. Sloto slightly disappointed, feigns a smile and thanks his wife. Suddenly the ground starts shaking. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake is underway. The oil cans fall to the ground and splatter the entire room. The candles on the Xmas tree ignite the oil and a huge ball of fire emerges.

“Run!!!” screams Mr. Sloto as he gets a hold of Mrs. Sloto and pulls her out of the house.

By noon, their entire house is burnt down to ashes. Mr. and Mrs. Sloto in their morning attire are attended by firefighters.

“Well, that’s a Xmas to remember”, says humorously Mr. Sloto. Mrs. Sloto smiles and whispers into Mr. Sloto’s ear: “Our adventure has just begun.”

What will happen next? Where will they live? Will they find a new home or travel the world instead?

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