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    I won a chocolate coin (exactly what is says) when I was in primary school.. maybe aged 8 or 9.

    We were sitting down in assembly listening to whatever used to be said in assembly, but I was talking to whatever kid was beside me.

    In an attempt to make an example of me the deputy head teacher, who was giving a sermon she thought I wasn't listening to, called me up to the front of assembly (of about 200 kids) and asked me to take a pick of two gift boxes which she held in her hands. One was new and neat, the other was old and shabby.

    What the old dear failed to realise was that I had been listening to her sermon, I can just listen and talk at the same time (it's amazing how many people can't). I already knew her sermon was about "not judging a book by its cover" nd I knew that the correct box to pick was the old and shabby one. I might be uninterested, but I'm not fucking dumb.

    So I picked the old and shabby box and got the chocolate treat. She should have made an example of somebody else.

    Besides that, I've won on a handful of scratch cards in the past, only small amounts, and I've won on the bingo once or twice, fair medium amounts.

    I don't really enter things, to win things.
    Keep waiting to win the lottery, which I only ever do once in a blue moon
    Last edited by Sinny; 07-08-2018 at 07:28 AM.
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    Cash prizes at karaoke competitions, poker nights, and online blackjack (with a combination of basic strategy and Martingale).

    As for things where you can't minimise risks such as the lottery, scratch cards etc., I have zero luck.

    Battling the gods.

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    Ohhh in kindergarten I won a drawing contest and got to talk on the morning announcements about Oprah's biography

    That's more of a punishment though-- public speaking

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    The genetic anti-lottery.
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    I like it cold - and raining. That keeps the public private - behind closed doors, where they belong!

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    All your hearts.

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    About $700 on a slot machine at Hard Rock back when that was a cool casino.
    $20 on a slot machine during a layover at the las vegas airport. That was seriously better than winning the $700.
    A fashion t-shirt that I owned and wore for years in a drawing at a social meetup group I used to frequent. I need to do meetup again.
    A fishing trip in an essay contest when I was in middle school
    A french club scholarship; I don't remember a lick of french.
    An American Legion scholarship, for what I don't remember.
    I also won the school and county spelling bee in middle school.

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    I find it peculiar that people cite scholarships here. A scholarship generally isn't awarded to you by chance... hopefully.

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    I didn't realize this discussion was limited to chance winnings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokki balbotox View Post
    Ohhh in kindergarten I won a drawing contest and got to talk on the morning announcements about Oprah's biography

    That's more of a punishment though-- public speaking
    public speaking used to terrify me but honestly it is something people will pay (very well) for, which is fucking crazy to me

    it’s a few minutes of performing and relaying a few key points of content.

    i’d rather do (preferably paid) public speaking than go to a work party. in moderation of course :X

    what i can’t do is “mingle.”
    the clouds in the sky caress my mind so tenderly

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglypuff View Post
    public speaking used to terrify me but honestly it is something people will pay (very well) for, which is fucking crazy to me

    it’s a few minutes of performing and relaying a few key points of content.

    i’d rather do (preferably paid) public speaking than go to a work party. in moderation of course :X

    what i can’t do is “mingle.”
    LOL I got a C in public speaking class. It was an absolute nightmare- required for the degree- couldn't get out of doing any of it

    I did stand up comedy for one presentation though and it went okay. Humor is hard. I did jokes about frosted flakes and dog food, and some other stuff. People seemed to like that or felt sorry for me and pity laughed

    I was cracking myself up too
    I remember laughing while saying They're grrrrreat
    And everyone lost it

    Maybe an empathy thing I dunno

    0/10 would not do again

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