If you live anywhere near me, I am sure you have probably already heard about this through the local news media, but for my readers in other states and countries, I guess I should share the news. I won a contest.
Let me say that it really is true that when you win one of these, you really do get friends showing up that you didn’t know you had. Everyone wants to share in a bit of your good fortune. I don’t begrudge them. I am sure, if the circumstances were reversed, I would do the same.
My winnings are not enough for me to retire on or change my life all that much. I am not quite what you would call rich as a result of this. Let’s just say I’ll not have to worry about where my next meal is coming from for a long time, and leave it at that. It has been a learning experience though about how people treat others who come into a bit of good luck. I picked up my prize at lunchtime. The people at work who knew I had won were waiting for me when I returned. All of them wanted to be my best friend.
I probably ought to put my winnings in a safety deposit box or something but I wanted to get a picture for my blog friends to see before I squirreled them away for safe-keeping. Just in case some criminal element reads this blog and has any thought of tracking me down, I am armed and I am a marksman. Just saying. Besides, by the time you see this, these will be safely in a vault somewhere.
That’s right. Five $5.00 Burger King cards that I won through a local radio station contest. And I photoshopped out the card number. Bam! In your face!10 Comments