20 reasons why Griffin shouldn't work on Tropicana Ave.

So, I got a call the other day from a friend of mine wanting me to take a position at his company.

The catch is that his company is located in Las Vegas. This prompted a friend of mine to come up with a list of what she thinks the top 20 reasons why I couldn’t work in Las Vegas are:

  1. Would be too tempted to play a sit-and-go poker tourney on my lunch hour.
  2. It’s way to fun to visit, and if I lived there it would lose its luster
  3. The weather in June
  4. The weather in July
  5. The weather in August
  6. Too many all you can eat buffets won’t be good for the waistline.
  7. Too many cash poker games might leave me broke.
  8. Living where you are surrounded by 1/2 naked, drunk, easy women could lead me down a bad path
  9. Who would take care of Mongo? ( My fake dog who she would have to take care of if I ever actually got him )
  10. Though the Pai Gow bonus can make you rich, it can bleed you dry too.
  11. Vegas is no Chicago
  12. The Cubs are in Chicago
  13. No sports teams in Vegas
  14. Vegas is a LOT further from Notre Dame than Chicago is.
  15. Access to free tequilla cannot be good for my virtues
  16. The bar / club scene in vegas is crazier than in Chicago
  17. Living in Vegas could lead to Elivs overload
  18. Because she thinks it’s a bad idea
  19. Two words: Bachelorette Parties
  20. All of the free red bull and all night poker would give me a heart attack.’

Now, one could argue against #16, #19, and #8, but I couldn’t argue with #20. During a recent trip to Vegas, I played poker from 12am to 7am one morning, and had about 12 red bulls. I thought my heart would explode.

Ah, good times.