Short dated near or out of the money options are suckers bets by degenerate gamblers.
The big boys love taking your money, like candy from babies.
They will suck the premium out and hope you're stupid enuf to avg down so they can take more of your money.
Yes, been there, done that.
Live and learn.
It's all about volatility. I sold a bunch of September way out of the money calls and puts. The calls lost a lot of value and the puts were flat today. As the trading volume goes down, the trading range levels, the premium comes out of options. I call that options 101....