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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, June 17 2019 @ 02:52 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, June 17 2019 @ 02:52 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Seniors Gamble


Seniors Gamble
Although the bus driver couldn’t locate the Joseph Cipolla Senior Center on Farview Avenue and arrived late for the trip to Atlantic City, that didn’t daunt the people who were ready to go. Eileen McDowell, had everything prepared so that we all knew exactly where we were sitting. We quickly piled on the bus and away we went.

On the trip down, we played Bingo for part of the way and after that listened to a cacophony of voices as the women blissfully chatted away.Our driver was able to locate the Taj Mahal successfully and pulled into the bus depot. A service representative from the Taj came on board and stressed our departure time as well as the bus company, bus number and departure parking slot.

After that he distributed coupons for two of the restaurants as well as a $20.00 coupon to each passenger. However, he did not inform us that to get the cash, one has to have a Taj Mahal card. After trying one of the automatic money dispensers several times, a floor representative informed us of the glitch. That meant another wait on another line just to get that card. Many of the people on the waiting line complained that this was the only place in town where they needed a card.

Upon finally reaching the desk, it was required that one give up their driver’s license for identification along with the home phone number and to select a PIN number as well. Of course my name was misspelled, but luckily I caught it before I left the desk and was able to immediately have it corrected. Can you imagine if after all that, I tried to identify myself with the wrong name? Horrors!

That card came in handy when I put in a ten dollar bill into a 25¢ slot. After spending about ten or fifteen minutes trying to figure out the slot machine, gave up. All in all we spent about 70 or 80 on the slots .. cents that is! Had to use that Taj card to get my $9.50 back.

Our bus driver, now experienced, came to the departure gate about 10 minutes early. Being Seniors, we were all ready to board and thus were able to depart a little earlier. The customary video was shown and lasted until we were almost home. Our driver now knew where the Senior Center was and we were able to depart the bus rapidly. A pleasant day, a lot of fun.
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