Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Lucky Day


I am a hopeful fool. When I was I kid I loved these claw machines. I would beg my parents to let me try them. I was always convinced that I could beat the game and win a prize. It looked so easy. The stuffed animals are just sitting there ripe for the picking. Needless to say, I never ever won.

Fast forward a few years to today. I am still a hopeful fool. Yesterday in the mail I received a flyer with a key attached and a scratch code at the bottom. I usually throw these away immediately. But the scratch off peeked my curiosity. I figured I might as well scratch it off-- just in case. Well, scratch I did, and I found myself looking at a $25,000 winner ticket!

I could not resist this tempt of fate. I scanned through the rules and realized that I now qualified to win $25,000, a new car, a new ATV, $1,000 or three gold coins. It was right at my finger tips!

I knew that I was no longer able to make a sound judgement, so I called the mister. He made sure that it wasn't a scam and then humored me all the way down to the car dealership. The kids were jazzed and so was I. I made lofty promises of icecream and ponies if this indeed was the lucky winner.

After the typical schmooze of the salesman, he agreed to check my ticket and...

I am now the proud owner of three gold coins to commemorate my idiot move.



Priceless

5 comments:

Cheri said...

Did you seriously haul all the way down to the car dealership for that one? That is SO funny. I can just see you there with your kids all in a line as the man passes out the coins. Not even enough to give each kid one? Man!

If I'm ever a millionare, I'll buy you the claw machine. I bet you could make $25,000 off that.

Karen said...

Hilarious!

connie said...

What a great story. The saying "there is one born every minute" came to mind. You are priceless. I mean that in such a loving way. You make my day.

Hapy Henries said...

haha I love it!! last time i did something like that i got sales calls for the next 6 months! grrrr. Are the gold coins at least worth cashing in for a good dinner with the mister?

*Abby* said...

AWESOME!

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