There’s no way to win with the office lottery pool. Unless you win win. Tornado shares office space with a couple of other companies and so we have our typical daily water cooler chit chat.
“Hey Chris, are you in?”
“Oh, what lottery?”
“The one that’s hit 200 million dollars! Duh!”
It is at this point I realize I have been successful once again. You see, usually I am 100% knowledgable about current events. A new earthquake happened? I know about it right away. Breaking news is my thing considering the Drudge Report is my favorite site.
So lately, thinking that I was a bit too current, if that’s possible, I’ve been over the past six months paying less attention and when I am the last to hear about a breaking news event I pat myself on the back of the shoulder and say “way to go Chris, you weren’t aware of that!”
I figure being the first to know about everything isn’t really that valuable if you know what I mean. Blissful ignorance for me.
So here’s my current predicament. The office lottery pool is $2. My options are as follows:
- Just pay the measly $2 and hope they win. The benefits of going down this route are that I don’t look like a cheapskate.
- No way Jose, I’m not paying $2 because nobody ever wins the lottery. The problem with this approach besides looking like a loser is that if they actually were to win I would look like the biggest fool. You never hear about the office pool with one unlucky person that didn’t play. Do you?
So that’s my current situation. Status: (besides being single) is that I’m undecided. Maybe I can vote Independent in this one and buy my own ticket? Jeeze, I don’t even know where to buy a ticket. Probably the same place you’d find an ATM (that’s an inside joke, people). I’d rather spend the money on a cup of coffee anyways.