Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Chance to Win $10,000 - A Risk

**Busy week!  Update about "my tri"later!  For now, here is something I have been thinking about for a while!**

About two months ago, I was getting some lunch at my usual place - Walgreens.  I love their fresh little salads, etc.  Oh and I usually get a wee bag of chips too, if we're being honest.

I was second in line to check out when I heard the cashier utter the unfortunate phrase, "If you buy 2 candy bars for $3, you will be entered for a chance to win $10,000".

First thought:  Holy smokes!  Imagine what I could do with $10,000!  I would buy ALL THE THINGS!!!

Second thought:  Candy!  Candy!  Danger!  Danger!

Third thought:  Okay, I k now it's not good for me, so I won't get the candy.

I stepped up to the cashier when it was my turn.  I heard that unfortunate phrase, turned down the offer, paid for my things and left in a hurry.

Did you know you can be haunted by candy bars?  Not that I truly wanted them.  But just to be offered them like they were mine to begin with.  And throw in an opportunity for a cash prize?

The rest of the day I couldn't get this off my mind:  Is it worth the risk?

What are the chances I would win that $10,000?  1 to 100,000 or more?

What are the chances I would eat those two candy bars in the next 24 hours?  100 to 1.

Clearly, I'm not winning that battle, so I'd rather not participate.  

We face battles like this everyday. 

Don't blindly go into life, ask that ____ worth the risk???

What are some things that aren't worth the risk?

Tell me some things that ARE worth the risk?


  1. You could always buy them and then just throw them away. Think of it like you bought a lottery ticket.....

  2. That's great to keep in mind. I always try and ask myself that! :)