I had a horrible childhood and I ran away from home every chance I got, but as time went on I met a lot of people some was good, and some was bad, I ended up becoming a mother of 6 with no where to go I never finished school, and my first husband was a nightmare from hell, and after all that I ended meeting a guy out of no where I swear it was like the movie pretty woman I mean this guy has changed my life in so many ways and has taken me places ive dreamed of going and now its been three years and our wedding date is 05/01/2013.
I bought a top-of-the-line 50" rear projection HDTV about 6 years ago, which worked flawlessly until the lamp burned out last weekend. After replacing it, I noticed a very slight green tint on the screen. I called up the manufacturer, and it turns out the tint was a defect and there was a class action lawsuit for users experiencing the problem. I was offered a brand new LCD HDTV as a replacement, even though I was way past my warranty, and to top it off they told me to keep my old TV.
I went shopping with my Mum one day. She made me enter a competition I didn't want to enter because all I wanted to do was get home. I never enter any competitions because I never ever win. This time, I did win! I won $1000. To this day I still don't enter any competitions, so my entry/win ratio is still a good one
I bought a dvd for approx $20. A day later, the same store was having a sale of 20% off all dvds. I took it back for a refund with the intention of buying it again for 20% off. I didn't do it straight away though because they would obviously know. So I went to another store to buy it a few days later. I got there and I realised that they dramatically upped the price, so even with the 20% off, I would have paid more than I did the first time. To my surprise though, that was their mistake. And their company policy for price errors is the customer gets it for free (provided they already paid for it). So I paid for it, knowing I'd get it for free after I complain. I complained and got it for free!
The other night I went to my car with my keys, phone and wallet. As I was opening the door, I accidentally dropped my phone in the drain where my car was parked. I tried to open the drain to fish it out but I couldn't. I gave up and accepted that I'd just threw my phone away. As I drove away, I realised my wallet wasn't with me. I drove back home hoping that I'd left it there, but found it on the ground near where my car was. I tried one more time (since I was out of the car again) to get my phone. The drain opened easily! It just never occurred to me at the time to try opening it FROM THE OTHER SIDE. Minutes later it started pooring down rain. It would have ruined my phone for sure.
Everytime I buy Saturday tattslotto, I would usually buy a quick pick. But, I had decided to use my own numbers this time round. I was told I had to buy minimum of four games. So, I filled in the coupon with the exact same set of numbers and stuck to the minimum. It turns out that I won three and a half numbers, which gave me 4 x the winnings!! On a quick pick, I would have lost most times.
Lost my debit card only to have the guy at Ben and Jerrys facebook me and tell me he had it!
When I was a little kid I found one of those crane games in an arcade that was overloaded with super bouncy balls. My crane got snagged on the flimsy cardboard divider they put in to stop the balls from falling in. It started bending under the weight of the crane, and then it folded over - and unleashed an avalanche of super bouncy balls. I drained a third of the machine with one quarter. I was the happiest kid in the world.
I went to the public pool one summer and I was the only person there that didn't know everyone else. So they were having a raffle and I bought a couple of tickets, walked out of there with some kid's remote control hummer. NICE!
I was in a rush withdrawing money from an ATM, and I accidentally pressed the 'Fast Cash' button for $60 bucks. But lucky me two $20 bills were stuck together and I got back $80.
My girlfriend's mom just moved into a new house, and found a small cardboard box hidden under the basement stairs. She dusted it off and opened it up, and found a collection of about 20 miniature vintage alcohol bottles. They were easily over 100 years old, some of the companies weren't even around anymore. The alcohol evaporated in some containers but most were in pretty decent shape, although I don't think anyone plans on drinking them.
I was shopping for groceries one day and my mom called me and asked me to pick her up a lotto ticket. I've never played before but since I was buying one anyway I decided to give it a try. I told the cashier what numbers I wanted for my ticket but he had an extremely thick accent and I could barely understand what he was saying. When I got home I noticed that he screwed up two of the numbers I wanted to use. I was pissed off, but I watched the drawing anyway and won a partial prize of $3000, thanks to the two numbers he screwed up!
My dad asked me to stop at a flea market to replace the battery in his watch. There was a long line of people at the stand, so to kill time I was looking through a basket of random foreign coins for sale. I picked up four of them that looked cool and bought them all for $1. I went home and tried to identify them. Three of them were pretty easy to find on the internet and were worth less than my dollar. But I couldn't find the oldest looking one because it only had symbols on it. I finally posted a picture of it on a coin collector's forum, and someone was able to identify it as a rare Japanese coin I couldn't pronounce. I sold it online to a collector for an easy $200.