Thursday, February 14, 2008

I just can't win

When I was a young wart-hog, I remember a Chuck E. Cheese commercial in which a kid is having a bad day, and dejectedly tells his mom, "I just can't win." So of course she takes him to Chuck E. Cheese and all is well.

Well I was in my company's gym the other day, and they were having a raffle. All you had to do is put your name on the card and drop it in the jar and you could win a Steptoe & Johnson towel, or hat, or something. Sweet.

So the submissions ended at 4 pm, and at 3:45pm I put my card in the jar. And I was the only card in the jar! I was a shoe-in! I was so excited, I called M. to say how we were going to win the grand S&J prize.

Four o'clock came and went, and then 5 o'clock and 6 o'clock. No one called me to congratulate me. I was in a contest of one (possibly two, if there was a late entry), and I lost. How pathetic is that!


  1. Sounds rigged. Better luck next time...I don't know how that's ever a reassuring thing to say. Have some chocolate milk or take Mari to Chuck E. Cheese, maybe that will perk your spirits.

  2. Buck up- you're a winner in your family's hearts.

  3. You won it. Go take it. Or you'll get pushed around the rest of your life.