I ran into the Zoltar Speaks machine while I was in Las Vegas. I considered my potential wishes wisely. Being in Vegas, large winnings seemed like a natural option, but I feared that selfishness would not be rewarded. Being 46, I thought about wishing to be younger, but where would that really leave me?
Then I realized I hadn't had a good fountain Coke in a while and wished I could get one. Oh crud. That couldn't really be my wish. No. No! I wish I would have another wish. Unfortunately, you can't wish for more wishes. I was done.
As I walked away, I came across a pizza place. I wandered in and, knowing they would have Coke, ordered a large one. I walked away sipping my very tasty Coke wondering what could have been...just like millions of other visitors to Las Vegas.
Zoltar and me in Las Vegas, NV-March 2011.