Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Lucky Day!

You know the phrase "it must be your lucky day?" I have never liked that phrase, because I never felt I had had one. Sure there were some great days, amazing days even, but never one where something great just fell into my lap. The closest we ever got was when a family member won a "Big Boy" look-alike contest about 12 years ago and received coupons for 52 Big Boy burgers - one a week for a year.

Naturally we were thrilled with this largesse on the part of the Big Boy corporation, but it is hard to compare that to what happened to me yesterday. I went home for lunch because Lauren's dad was in town, and when I got back to the office I opened my Gmail account because my friend Phil in Spain had asked me to read a draft of a proposal he was writing for a tool company in Toledo, Ohio.

When I opened my mail account my eye immediately fell to a new message from Virgin Atlantic. I had entered a contest on their web site a couple of months ago, but no one ever wins those, right? They just take your email to market to you until you get frustrated and change it. Or maybe, sometimes, you might win?

I am happy to inform you that you are the winner of our Virgin Atlantic Flight Number Sweepstakes. You've won two round-trip Upper Class tickets on Virgin Atlantic Airways. Please see the full terms and conditions on our website --> Please call me at ------------ or reply via email and we can begin processing the documents for your prize.

Congratulations, and we look forward to welcoming you onboard soon!

Best regards,

Manager, Customer Relationship Marketing
Virgin Atlantic Airways

Thanks Richard Branson! We're going to London! Did I mention that Virgin Atlantic is the best airline in the world? This really made my day, what a riot. Luck happens!


Laura said...

Oh wow! How cool! You've just renewed my faith in those online contests. London will be a blast. Just curious, will you be taking Noah or will he be staying behind this trip?

Jonathan said...

I'm not sure yet, I guess it depends when we decide to go. If these are open ended, we might wait until he's over a year old and take him with us. If we went sooner I'm not sure he'd be up for a big trip like this.

Kendra Lynn said...

That's so great for you guys!
I hope you have a wonderful trip. :)

Judy said...

Congrats! What a deal!