Sitting on the window pane of the small room, staring at the blue sky.. His mind drifted towards the cheerful, carefree past. Friends, parties, nightclubs, dating… life was carefree. No worries, no tensions… after all he was rich, young handsome bachleor. His routine was fixed.. Morning work hard and evening chillout with friends. At Weekends nightouts, drinks, dance and party hard.
One such weekend he and his friends decided to try something new… Gambling. They decided to start with less amount just for fun and won.. confidence boost up.. “Let’s try more…” his friend said and again they won. That night they won big amount. Everyone enjoyed this new fun..Gambling. Now every weekend they used to Gamble. Small amount was slowly getting big. His friends said, “It’s not good to gamble. I think we are now getting addicted to it…. for fun it was ok.” After losing money instead of gaining they decided to stop gambling completly.. but for him it was difficult to stay away. He was already addicted.
He started to gamble in week days too and started losing money. He used to skip office. His friends tried to make him understand that it’s not a good thing to gamble and lose hard earned money. It made no sense to him. He used to come alone every day and night. Slowly his savings was decreasing. He was losing everything, he knew its not right but was addicted to gamble. Now friends too started keeping distance from him. They tried to explain him but failed. The money which was prudent for the future was now used for gambling. That was not a wise decision… A biggest mistake of his life.
He lost everything.. his savings, earnings, cars and even his big house. Gamble snatched everything from him. What was started as a fun now was addiction and that addiction costs him everything… even his job.
A knock on the door brought him back to the present. He got up and opened the door. He smiled at them and asked to come in. His friends had brought foods and drinks. Tonite was a weekend night… Party time. He thought, ” One thing that did not changed in his life and will never change… My Friends.” Smile appeared on his face. Gamble snatched everything, but not his friends. They were still with him.
via Daily Prompt: Prudent