You know those times when you put a quarter into the gumball machine and get like 7 gumballs for the price of one?
Or when you buy M&Ms from the vending machine and get 3 packets for 60 cents?
Yeah...that doesn't happen to me. Things like THIS do:
Yesterday, I got an email from my great aunt that she sent out on our family listserv. She was reminding us to write in to the quarterly newsletter by Friday because she was putting it together and only had a few responses.
I got the same email SEVENTEEN TIMES. No, I am not exaggerating.
The first three or four times I chalked it up to multiple mouse clicks and a dial-up connection.
Times five through nine I figured she had some short-term memory loss and was stuck in some sort of Ground Hog Dayesque repetitive pattern.
By the time thirteen came around, I was guilted into actually WRITING something, which I sent in between times fifteen and sixteen.
After that it just got annoying.
I got a text from a friend in the BYU Orchestra reminding me about an upcoming performance. When I texted back for the price, she responded, "FREE!"
SEVEN TIMES. No, I am not exaggerating.
Sometimes technology is more trouble than it's worth.
And I didn't even win the Mexican Lottery today ):