A sales force from Chicago spent a weekend together gambling in Las Vegas. One of the salesmen on that trip won $100,000 on a slot machine he was playing all by himself in the middle of the night. He didn't want any of his colleagues to know about his huge windfall, so he decided not to return with the others. Instead, the salesman took a later flight, the next day, arriving back home at 3 a.m. This was several hours after his co-workers landed. Preferring secrecy over sleep, the salesman immediately went out to the backyard of his house, dug a hole and planted his money in it. The following morning he walked outside and found only an empty hole. The salesman noticed footsteps leading from the hole to the house next door, which was owned by a deaf-mute.
On the same street lived a professor who understood sign language and was a friend of the deaf man. Grabbing his pistol, the enraged salesman went to awaken the professor and dragged him to the deaf man's house. "You tell this guy that if he doesn't give me back my $100,000 I'm going to kill him!" he screamed at the professor.
The professor conveyed the message to his friend, and his friend replied in sign language, "I hid it in my backyard, underneath the cherry tree."
The professor turned to the salesman with the gun and said, "He's not going to tell you. He said he'd rather die first."
Moral of the Story: Don't believe the hype! Whatever ever happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas! Play safe people! But mostly if you win big..... use a bank! And if you should ever find yourself in a heated situation, never believe the professor!
"“People break down into two groups. When they experience something lucky, group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I'm sure the people in group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation is a fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there's a whole lot of people in group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?” - M. Night Shyamalan