A friend of mine is pregnant.
She had a checkup at the hospital and was having her weight taken and it turned out to be 55.55kg. She seemed amused.
So one day during lunch, she told me about this and said she’s going to buy 4D for 5555.
(4D is a form of legal gambling in Singapore where you choose 4 digit numbers).
I said with a smile, “If you really win, I’ll give you another $10”. I didn’t sound like I was challenging her, or making fun of her choice of buying this number which has a very low chance of opening.
She said “Ok!” with a big grin.
I checked her ticket to see if she really bought it and she did.
I never thought of it as a stupid idea or a waste of money. I only found it surprising that she would really buy it.
One week later,
It was a small win, she won $50 for that number. Nevertheless, I kept my word.