Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Baltic Ave and the Universe

It's official. I'm destined to live my average life with no hope to be the beneficiary of a windfall amount of quick cash. For years now I've been playing the McDonald's Monopoly game. If you're not familiar with it let me just touch on the highlights. McDonald's puts these little game pieces on several items, usually items I would not ordinarily order. They have the little game boards that look like a Monopoly board and the pieces are little squares with the game board squares on them. Brown Baltic Avenues (which I've so far collected 13 of), Blue Park Places and such. Every once in a while you will peel a free "Fruit and Yogurt Parfait" or a "Small coffee or Soft Drink". Until today I was convinced that these were the only prizes one could really expect to win. There is no way to get that one particular playing piece that you would need to collect all of the properties needed to actually win a monetary prize.
You can also play the game piece codes on the Mickey D's Monopoly online game. Same situation. You put your code in roll the dice and get the same spots on the board....over and over again. There is no chance to win...or so I thought. Today, while I was entering my 10 daily allowed game piece codes, I won!!! I ACTUALLY WON SOMETHING!!! I won.........wait for it........... 2 hours of free wi-fi time at McDonald's. WHAT???
I may as well stop wasting my time. The universe will not allow me to ever win anything again. It's trying to teach me a lesson, I'm sure of it. The lesson being that I'm unlucky and there aren't enough game pieces, crazy rabbits foot finger crossing rituals in the world to help me. And what the hell am I going to do with 2 hours of wi-fi time at McDonald's? Who spends that kind of time at McDonald's? I'm more of a drive thru kind of girl...and I don't own a laptop. Typical.

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