Monday, October 04, 2004

Big, Big Winner...Maybe

I got the mail today. I opened up a letter that looked like an ad, pretending to be a personal letter. It wasn't an ad. It was a notification that I was a winner. Okay, yah, I'm a big winner, I thought. Now what do I have to buy? Hmmm... No, I really was a winner.

The letter was from a burger 'n custard restaurant that I had stopped at on the way to my husband's family reunion in Iowa. I actually remember filling out the sweepstakes coupon with one eye, while watching my son running away with the other.

As I remember, I entered because the grand prize was a Harley-Davison motorcycle. A 2005 Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® Harley-Davidson® motorcycle to be exact. (why do I feel like Ralphie in A Christmas Story? Would I shoot my eye out with a Harley?) Another prize was a mountain bike. A Trek® moutain bike to be exact (that's about $400 mountain bike for you pedestrian-types). Way cool stuff, huh?

My letter described my winnings. Ohboyohboyohboyohboy. I was a "Second Prize Winner". OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY... What was it? What did I win?

Wanna know what I won?

Custard. 1 quart of custard. Not even a frickin' gallon...just a measley quart of custard. Retail price...about $3.00.

Oh, wait, I get a jar of fudge topping too. And a jar of carmel topping. And I get 4 glass custard cups featuring the restaurant's 20th Anniversary logo on it. Oh boy. Yippee.

No bike (varoom-varoom). No bike (pedal-pedal). Custard.

Am I a winner or not? I'm still trying to decide...


Cagey said...

For my 21st birthday, my mother gave me 21 lottery tickets. I didn't win a single thing. Nada. Zilch. Kooch nahin. I realized at a young, tender age that I am a big fat loser. You, however, are a winner. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth and eat your fried ice cream out of your cool new (and free) custard cups secure in the knowledge that you have won SOMETHING. :-)

Lorena said...

And what a story you are going to have to tell, about those custard cups! Just imagine, in 20 more years...


Jack the blogger said...

Once I won a car audio system and it only cost me $200 to have it installed. BTW thanks for welcoming Quick Quack to land of blog.

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