There’s an old proverb that says, “Lucky at cards, unlucky at love.” The Italians turn it around and say, “Sfortuna al gioco, fortuna in amore”. Translation: Unlucky at cards, lucky at love. And they would know.
And then there’s me unlucky at cards and unlucky in love. So what’s a Café Girl to do when she’s in Las Vegas? Certainly not gamble. That would so be a waste of money. And certainly not flirt with that handsome stranger in the tuxedo at the baccarat table in the High Stakes Lounge. That would be a waste of time, especially since his name is Giancarlo. Tall, dark and dangerously handsome – you can just tell that he holds all the cards.
No, I kept my hands in my pockets and my heart in check as I walked back to my hotel. No one was getting lucky tonight. Then, as I was passing by the Trevi Fountain near the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, I noticed a penny on the ground. Oh what the heck! It was a small gamble and the only money Vegas would get off of this Café Girl. I gave it a toss … and made a wish.
Unlucky at cards? Usually. Unlucky at love? Most definitely!
But when it comes to adventure – all I can say is be careful what you wish for.
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