This is what I wore for the momentous occasion.
Angel and I like to go to the arcade once in a while and spend $10 or so playing games and winning tickets. About two years ago, we decided to start saving up all our arcade tickets so that we could eventually go on a shopping spree at the arcade and win some prizes cooler than a bouncy ball.
If we'd kept living here, we probably would have kept saving up our tickets for the rest of our lives, as it has become such a habit, but we finally decided that it was time to go to Craig's Cruisers for one last glorious day and cash in all our tickets and see what we could buy.
Of course, we wanted to play a few last games, too, and our arcade career ended on a high note when we finally managed to correctly strategize and won the 500 ticket jackpot on a game that involved throwing balls at little clowns. (How violent! But, oh! How ecstatic I was when we won that jackpot!)
We proudly handed over our ticket collection to the girl at the counter. Our grand total was: 6,885.
Upon hearing the number, Angel and I felt like I imagine a rich person feels when strolling around Banana Republic...we could buy anything we wanted!
Well, not really. The XBOX One that they had up for grabs cost 100,000 tickets, so there were still plenty of prizes outside of our price range, but we didn't focus on those. Instead, we gleefully grabbed all of these:
A Grand total of:
6 Peanut M&Ms
4 bags of Jelly Bellys
1 Temporary Tattoo
1 Pink Leopard
It's a lot, I know. We were giggling uncontrollably as we dumped our armfuls of candybars onto the counter and I have no idea what the lady who scanned all of our candy thought. Maybe this sort of behavior is totally normal at arcades.
Notice the slight line dividing the left and right sides of the photo? That's denoting his (right) and hers (left). We don't often stoop to yours and mine, but candy is one area where it's necessary, because I'm a saver...Angel will eat all the candy before I get around to it unless it's specified that some candy belongs to me and others belongs to him.
With this humongous stash of candy--I think we are fully prepared for sweet snacks for the plane flight to China, so that's a good thing. We also were able to buy something else during our spree. In Angel's words, it was a "great deal!". And judging by weight-per-ticket, it was indeed a good deal. For the low low price of 750 tickets, we got this:
This 5 lb. 4 oz. box was plastic wrapped, so we weren't entirely sure what we were getting, other than the "World's Largest Gummy Snake!" until we got home and opened the intriguing good deal:
It was, indeed, filled with 12 very large gummy snakes. They look rather intimidating, and not particularly appetizing to Angel and I...but we bought this one for the surprise, not for the taste. I'm not much of a fan of gummy things if they're not sour. However, I've got a bunch of little cousins who aren't as picky as we are and so Angel's been distributing giant snakes at random...
What's the best prize you've ever won at an arcade?