Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sorry, Please Try Again

     They're everywhere you look.   Blaring on the TV, radio, magazines, gas stations, casinos, computers, retail stores, entertainment venues, in your mailbox... no matter where you go.   You probably run across one or more every single day.    And now they are even in my healthy cereal box.   What is it? 

Contests & Sweepstakes that almost guarantee to make you rich!

     They play on our weaknesses, knowing that we all want to get rich quick.  I mean, who wouldn't want a few extra thousand dollars.  I wouldn't turn it down.  It would sure make life easier on us poor farmers.  So, when possible, and feasible, I buy their products, read their stories, buy their tickets, or whatever it is I must do to win the grand prize.

     Don't worry, I'm not going to hold my breath.   I am more of a realist, after all, so I don't  really harbor any unrealistic notions that my ship is really going to come in.  But the way I see it, life can't always be all about realism.  Sometimes it's fun to dream and fantasize a little.     I dream of winning just enough money to live comfortably and my husband to not have to work so hard.  Is that asking so much? 

      So, the next time my cereal box says to look inside to see if I'm the instant winner of thousands of dollars I just know I'm going to open it up and see...

Sorry, Please Try Again!

Until next time...that's my view.



  1. Well I might have been a winner if I hadn't washed our lottery ticket in my hubby's jeans..... Now we'll never know.

    I was gonna share it with you too LOL...


  2. ain't it the truth!? That's pretty much my life motto: "Sorry. Try again."

  3. @ Marlia - Gee, that's too bad. I was so looking forward to being rich!
    @ Dawn - Yes, that is the story of mine also.

  4. i always get the 'try again' words, too.... doesn't hurt to try, right?....
    and no it's not enough to ask so you and your husband can live comfortably...


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