Not a single post since the new year dawned. Teena pointed this out to me today. Nah… it’s not any new year resolution of mine to post less frequently… just that I’ve had nothing to write about.
I must say, it has been a good beginning… I won a cash prize in office for getting one of the guess-when predictions right; our CEO periodically sends out these snapshots of the organizational happenings and sets these predict-the-$x-quarter-teasers. And I, who has never won a stick when it comes to lucky-dips, actually was one of the winners in this contest!! LOL!
Right from the days when we wore knee length pinafores and went around selling raffle tickets to neighbourhood uncles and aunties (whom we’d otherwise see only once a year on Ganesh chaturthi), baiting them with the high-probability of their winning the grand lucky-dip jackpot at the school carnival, I’ve been a no-winner 😦
At all HHFs and ICEs I’d watch enviously as friends and strangers alike would walk away with the tantalizingly packed surprise gifts. I’d play the seemingly-easy, sundry games hoping that maybe, just maybe, this once I’ll win something, but always to no avail. I’d always play the housie, be it at the college fairs or the colony-picnics, enthused that I should win at least one prize, armed with a strip of housie tickets, but… nope, never would that happen.
Just to illustrate the surety of my no-winning habit when it comes to these games, here’s a bit of trivia. At our annual carnival last year, as I was walking around musing about how I’d spend all those stall-tickets that I’d bought, looking at the serpentine queues at each gaming-stall, I spotted this game. It was simple, so simple that even I, eternal pessimist that I am when it comes to try-your-luck-games, brightened at the chances that I had. There were a set of around 10 multi-coloured boxes, their lids open. One had to close these boxes with their lids, blindfolded. If one got the colours right for more than 5 boxes, one would get a prize. Simple na? Nah… one needs an Anu to make the possible improbable 😀 When I was through with my set of boxes, I’d managed a never-done-before-feat of getting a mismatch with every single box! I toldja! That’s my luck!
Now you know the reason for this rhapsody at being a lucky-winner. But, I must add, it wasn’t purely luck, even in this case, I was one of the first few people to have made the right prediction and hence was chosen. But still, a prize is a prize is a prize, more so when it comes along one’s way unexpectedly 😀
May be, this is the proverbial bend in the road, the intermission after which there’s a twist in the tale… hope **fingers crossed** lady luck has decided to shower a few smiles my way too! Amen!