What if you hit the jackpot, but lost the lottery ticket? Tough luck, right? And for the rest of your life, you'd feel like an idiot who COULD have been a millionaire. Well, not necessarily.
About a year ago, someone in Ontario, Canada bought a winning ticket for a jackpot worth $47 MILLION. But they never came forward to collect it. Several months later, someone called in and CLAIMED to be the winner, but they didn't have the ticket.
So officials went to the store where the ticket was sold, checked the credit card records and surveillance video, and determined the person WASN'T the real winner. But it turned out the ticket WAS bought with a credit card.
So last week, 55-year-old Kathryn Jones heard a knock on the door, and opened it to see several lottery officials . . . who informed her that SHE was the real winner.
It turns out Kathryn LOST the ticket before she was able to check the numbers. But they were able to prove she'd won by checking the credit records and watching video from the store.
Kathryn still has to go through some red tape, but she'll be able to collect the money in about 30 days.
We need more parents like this!
Proving that everyone loves the underdog. I LOVE this guys passion and energy
When the world ends or the Zombie apocalypse goes down, either way you'll be ready
Although, let's be honest, we're probably too lazy to do it...
I'm So Busy With Work/School/Etc.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: if a guy has a crush on you and wants to be with you, he will very rarely be too busy for you. Especially if he made plans with you! Think twice if he cancels plans because he's too busy. Unless he is legitimately stuck at work, I bet he's giving you an excuse. It's just vague enough to mean basically anything, which is always suspicious.
I Have So Much Homework
What guy is going to cancel on a date he's really excited about because he would rather do homework? Let's be real, guys. Even if he has a super smartypants, he would get that stuff done with plenty of time left for a date.
I Totally Forgot I Made Plans With My Friends
If a dude is going to go on a date with a girl he likes and potentially get some hookup action, he's going to choose that date over his friends (unless it's a legit obligation or you guys have been dating for a long time). It's basically a fact. And how did he forget but conveniently remember right before your date? Okay.
I Have A Family Obligation
Blaming stuff on family obligations is so easy, which is why it make such a great excuse. You can't exactly call them out on lying and you can't be a brat about it, because it's his family. Plus, you'll probably never know if it's really his grandma's 75th birthday or not.
Oh, My Phone Died/Is Broken
This excuse happens when you have a date with a guy and he just ignores all of your texts and phone calls until afterwards when he's like, "OMG my phone died/broke/got lost and I tried to get in touch but I couldn't!" and you're just so relieved to hear that he wasn't ignoring you that you believe it. Except he probably was ignoring you because there are other ways he could get in touch with you. Right after I met my current BF, his phone died during a day we had made plans to hang. He borrowed his friend's phone to log onto Facebook and message me that his phone had died but we were still on and what time I could meet him. So, yeah. There are other ways.
Telling someone you're sick to get out of something is so easy because it's basically foolproof. You can't argue with someone that they're not sick. You're not going to tell them to come out anyway because ew. And, on top of all that, you're going to feel bad for the person! I mean, sure, everyone gets sick, but if your crush seemed fine up until a few hours before the date and he's been acting shady - bad sign.
I'm Sooooo Tired
If a dude likes you, he will never be too tired to go out on a date with you. NEVER. And if he is too tired to go out, he'll invite you over for a movie
Victoria's Secret is not a comfortable place for a man. You don't know what you should buy your wife or girlfriend . . . you don't know what prices are reasonable . . . and you REALLY don't want to look like a pervert.
And Victoria's Secret KNOWS it. And they also know they can EXPLOIT it.
The website Business Insider just interviewed an anonymous ex-Victoria's Secret employee from Chicago, who claims the staff is TRAINED to squeeze as much money as possible out of uncomfortable male customers.
She says, quote, "The general feeling about men is that they would buy anything in order to get out of the store as quickly as possible. That means they would spend more money."
So the staff is instructed NOT to tell them about sales, and instead, to point them to full-priced, expensive stuff. Quote, "Women are more value-oriented . . . men would buy a couple of $50 bras without questioning us because they felt awkward."