We went to the arcade in the Watertown Mall. Most of the arcade games these days are pretty much just gambling-for-tickets machines. Otis doesn’t care. I give him a handful of tokens and he does his thing.

This particular machine drops a bouncy ball onto a spinning platter. When it rolls into a numbered hole, you get that number of tickets. I wasn’t really paying attention when Otis bounced one right into the jackpot hole. Tickets started coming out and they didn’t stop! We both kind of thought he broke the machine. Then I saw the counter going down… From 800!

It took a while for all the tickets to come out, but when they did we had a field day at the prize counter.