Thursday, March 25, 2010

Contests

I enter contests.  I joke that its our key to wealth.

I never would have even thought of entering contests until after the summer of 2003.  My internship summer at the Department of Social Services in Rockbridge county.  What a summer.  Too much to even share, except for this one important part.

My boss and another social worker both won contests that summer.  The first won a washer/dryer.  The other a computer.  Wow!  Really?  People actually win those things?

Apparently, if you enter enough, you will win.  (Yes, they entered at work.  Yes, they worked hard for our tax dollars.  Or not.  Yes, there was a lot of work to be done.  In fact, too much work for such a small staff.  Tired, overworked, unmotivated, under payed.  They entered a lot of contests.  And it was fun to talk about.)

According to today's Wall Street Journal, page D8, people spend hours a day entering.  They're called "sweepers." One lady has won over $50,000, 90 vacations, 4 cars, 12 tvs, 3 computers, and a "Disney on Ice" wedding. You can't make this stuff up, people!

Maybe I shouldn't joke about it any more.  This is serious.  90 vacations!?

But, I've never even won 1 contest.  I'll let you know when I do.  :-)

5 comments:

Willa J. Photography said...

I love to enter blog giveaways, but am also waiting for my first win:).

JLal said...

disney on ice wedding? seriously? my dream come true:)

Alex said...

Like I said, you can't make this stuff up!

Liz said...

Wow! Maybe I should do that! lol Or not. :)

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