It becomes this insane, obsessive-compulsive disorder that suddenly makes you reluctantly chow on Big Macs and hash browns and huge containers of fries in hopes that you will collect a winning combination.
It all began less than a week ago, when the annual promotion started at Mickey D’s!
CASH AND PRIZES! A WINNER EVERY DAY! EVERY HOUR! EVERY SECOND! IT COULD BE YOU!
So I’ve been the command center in the office for Monopoly Game Piece collections. Folks go to the place down the street, they rip off their game pieces and give ’em to me.
And even though there have been at least a dozen trips to the Golden Arches among us, I have only collected 15 unique game pieces. None of which are winning combinations.
But OOH! There’s an ONLINE GAME, TOO!
Lemme tell you what I’ve won so far:
– an hour of free wi-fi at McDonald’s (would be nice…IF I had a laptop)
– 50 Coke Points (equivalent to winning two 20-ounce bottles of the coke product of my choosing)
– Um, lots of percents-off at Foot Locker.
– A tighter waistline.
I haven’t even won a stinkin’ quarter pounder with cheese. And you know what? I’m still going to keep plugging on. Gimme those pieces. I already have a dozen Park Places!
And yes, I do realize that I have a better chance of winning the Powerball every year for the rest of my life than winning the jillion bucks. Shut up.