This is a simple occasion that many of us have surely gone through, in other matters if not in sports. I bought 2 tickets to the New Orleans Bowl in November after North Texas clinched their conference championship. My friend, who is the alumnus of UNT, had told me she would like to go, but didn't tell me specifically to buy her ticket. It turned out she could not go, so I made the trip this week myself. Since she had not requested the ticket, I was not going to try to put the bite on her for it. So at the Superdome before the game, I looked around for buyers, but no one seemed to have interest except maybe a few obvious scalpers, who I knew would try to offer about $2.50 for the $40 ticket. After a half hour I was about to give it up and just take the loss, when a man walked by holding up his index finger. I rapidly walked after him, and asked if he was looking for a ticket. He said "Yes, I need ONE." I told him, "I've got one in Section 139 for $40 face value." He laughed and "No." I said "$30." He said, "No, I was going to pay about $20 to a scalper for a $10 ticket." I said, "Deal," and sold him my extra ticket for $20. Not bad, since I was at that time walking toward the entrance writing if off in my mind as a loss. Then driving back last evening, I was approaching Shreveport, and I got the idea of going to one of the casinos there to invest just $5 to see if I could recover the lost $20. I went into the Boomtown Casino, looked around for quarter slot machines-- which were hard to find-- and found one and started playing. I spun on single (25 cent) tokens at first, until a couple of good hits got the total up to 56. Then I started hitting the "Play 3 tokens" button, and on just the 2nd or 3rd try, I hit a good one that put the total to $32.25. That was it-- I did it, so I quit and got back on the road for the long drive through Texas. So... first off, was it wrong to lurk around trying to sell the ticket?, since the resale of tickets around the stadium is forbidden; so says the continuous announcement heard heard near the gates, and in spite of the fact that the one I sold it to was soliciting, and I just wanted some reimbursement? And second, is it wrong in this or any case to take a break from a long drive and to stop at a casino and put a limit on how much you will invest in trying to recover a small loss?