Tuesday, July 26, 2016

That Is So Unfair!!

Top of the evening to all...

I often heard my mother say to me that life is unfair.  I learned to accept that.  She is right.  My lament on that is that I do not mind that life is unfair.  Every once in a while, I would like it to be unfair in my favour.  It does not seem like an unreasonable request.

Having said that, I try to make note of when life is unfair in my favour.  Three good things have happened over the last couple of weeks.

I am a member of Cycle Toronto, and have been for eight or nine years.  It is Toronto's cycling union.  During the month of June, there was a drawing for new and renewed memberships.  The winner of the drawing won a bicycle.  It is quite a comfortable ride.  I ended up upgrading it quite a bit, both in terms of speed capability and in terms of basic issues of comfort, so I ended up with about $1000 worth of bicycle for less than half of that amount.  Nice!!

That would have been sufficient.  I then purchased a $3 instant lottery ticket.  It won $100, and then I won another $15 the same day.  My friend David says that playing the lottery is mathematical illiteracy.  He is absolutely right.  Still, yet again, life was unfair in my favour.

Today was the kicker.  One of the local radio stations has a contest three times a day.  If you are the tenth caller, you get to answer increasingly difficult trivia questions.  A correct answer increases the amount of money won.  An incorrect answer loses everything.  You can quit at any time and take your winnings.  I elected to quit after having won $500.

At this time, I would like to note for the record that life has been unfair in my favour.  I do not expect it to continue, though I would not mind.

Have a good evening everyone.



  1. Ellen Kruger-BloomJuly 26, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Congratulations, I think.

  2. Mazel Tov on your contest wins and lottery wins. My lottery win was $200 on a scratch ticket that was given to me by my parents. Mom apologized as she handed it to me saying she's sorry that she picked it instead of my Dad who is much luckier than her. Later that night I scratched the ticket and thought it was somehow defective because it had two X's and two T's on it. I thought you could only win once on a ticket. I kept asking Neal to check it over for me. He kept saying you are correct and that I had won something big. The next morning we went to the gas station and I had indeed won $200 but he couldn't give me the cash because he didn't have it. I needed to go to the lottery booth at the mall. I think I may have floated to the Promenade to pick up my winnings. That was a really nice birthday gift.