For years after many of the casinos were built, we’d say:
“Gee, we haven’t been to Atlantic City in a long time, let’s go down there.”
Then we’d go, and before or by the time we left, we’d say:
“Why’d we forget how much the experience was not so good last time? Let’s not do this again.”
And we’d vow not to go again.
It took a few times of forgetting and breaking our vow before we quit going altogether.
Atlantic City is now just another government planned and overseen “economic development” project gone bad, as most do.