This past Friday, I paid the poor man's (in this case, poor woman's) tax. I spent $2 and bought two instant lottery tickets. I was quite sure I was going to win the 4,000 dollar jackpot. However, for some odd reason, I only won two dollars. And then of course I took the two dollars that I won, and bought two more tickets. And you know what? They were both losers. Darn taxes!