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This classic sketch from Abbott and Costello shows why you shouldn’t gamble with street showmen
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This classic sketch from Abbott and Costello shows why you shouldn’t gamble with street showmen

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Hopefully, you never make the mistake of stopping and gambling with a street showman in the big city. You may think you can keep up with his smooth talk and quick hands, but it’s more likely that you end up as yet another source of easy cash for the trickster. He does this all day, every day — you’re not better than him at his job.

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This classic Abbott and Costello sketch shows what happens when someone with slower wits tries to hold his own with a con man. It should be clear that two 10s for a 5 is a bad trade, but Costello’s character is always a step too late.

Keep your money in your pocket.

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