A 37 year old man from Sketty is anxious about going back to the bookies again to bet on the Grand National.
Marketing Officer Rob Gray and his family chip in 50p each every year to bet on a horse that’ll never win due its ridiculously high odds.
Rob said: “Its utterly terrifying. You’ll never feel as judged as that moment you walk into a Coral as an unknown entity.
“The scene in Trainspotting with Ewan McGregor resonates well. The difference is he went off for a relieving dump and was spared the indignity of trying to place a bet.
“The regular punters look at me in the same way I imagine Europe looks at Farage when he struts into Brussels. Then you have to complete that little form with the shit pen and you just know everyone’s watching.
“Last year I walked up to the counter and the World’s most judgement person just starts asking me a load of questions about ‘each way’, I vocally winced and shouted ‘I rode a pony once’. It was very degrading.
“I’d do it online, but it’s an hour out of the house away from my family.”
Coral manager Theresa Connell said: “This is the worse weekend of a bookies calendar. We get hundreds of Rob’s nervously walking through the door and to be honest they’re an embarrassment.
“I feel sorry for the regular punters who come in here. All they want to do is come here, blow all the money that they have and then go home depressed.”
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