When I am out in town and people ask me what I do for a living, my answer always surprises them. “I’m a rabbit breeder,” I will say with a smile. The other person will undoubtedly look at me with raised eyebrows and say, “Wow! That’s not a typical career.” I guess they are totally right in that assessment. There is nothing normal about my career as a rabbit breeder, but there was also nothing normal about how it all started either. Let me back up a little and tell you the whole story.
Five years ago, I knew nothing about rabbits. I had never touched a rabbit. I had never seen a rabbit in person. I certainly had no idea how to care for rabbits. Instead, I spent my days as an accountant, crunching numbers behind a banged up desk in a strip mall. I became an accountant because numbers were easy for me. I was always a whiz at math so it just seemed like the natural choice when I went away to college. Of course, no one bothered to tell me that accountants are only really busy during tax season. The rest of the year is spent balancing checkbooks for senior citizens and twiddling your thumbs while you read reports on the stock market. To put it simply, I was bored out of my mind.
I started playing games at an online casino website just to pass the time at work. Some days I would sit at my desk for hours with nothing to do. Tax season always made up for the slow months financially, but sometimes it seemed like summer lasted forever! The only way I could get through those long days was by playing mobile slots at Bet365Casino or playing online poker at Sky Vegas.
It was an ordinary, boring summer day when it happened. I logged into one of my favorite mobile casinos and started playing slots. Five minutes into the games, the silent office came alive with sound as alarms rang out from my computer. “JACKPOT!” flashed across my screen and I stared in shock. “This isn’t really happening!” was all I could think. Sure enough, I had won a jackpot worth two million dollars by playing a casino game online.
I jumped up from my desk and called my girlfriend. I asked her to meet me for lunch at our favorite sushi restaurant. We chatted over our Philadelphia rolls while I pretended that everything was fine. I was trying to think of the perfect way to tell her (she didn’t know I had been playing on the casinos in the first place) and I finally just asked her a simple question. “If I gave you two million dollars right now, what would you do?”
She smiled slyly and said, “Hmmm. I think I would wait for my fortune cookie and let it decide for me.” I knew she was just hoping I would take the hint and go fetch our waiter to bring her a fortune cookie… she has a thing for fortune cookies. However, her remark backfired. As I considered what she said, I decided to see what would happen. “Okay, “ I said. “I just won two million dollars playing an online casino game and we’re going to let the fortune cookie decide what we do with it.”
Before she had a chance to respond (her mouth was hanging open in shock), I cracked open my cookie and pulled out the little slip of paper. I laughed out loud as I read the fortune: “Your future holds the luck of 5,000 rabbit feet.”
That afternoon, we went out and bought Sunny and Bunny. They became the Adam and Eve of our rapidly multiplying rabbit empire. I quit my job as an accountant and spend my days breeding rabbits. I would say that we’ll hit 5,000 rabbit feet any day now.
Posted on February 12th 2012 in online casino