Fuming Friday

I had a couple of ideas for blogging today. One was a real nice story about the students attending a high school basketball tournament game. I chuckle everytime I think about that story - until today.

Today, I am so ticked off that I can't chuckle or smile - at least for a little while. It has to do with the NCAA basketball tournament and my participation in a big, city-wide pool. Last night, when I went to bed, I was excited that on one of my sheets I got every game correct. I don't think I had ever done that before.

When I get to work this morning, the representative of the pool told me that somehow my sheet didn't register so I get a refund for that one. I don't see how that could happen, but as I check the leader board, the guy who runs the pool is in first place with 15 correct games, and the sheet that somehow didn't get registered of mine, had 16 correct games.

I realize that this doesn't sound like a big deal to most people and I seriously doubt that anyone did anything wrong. It was probably just some unlucky glitch in the system that screwed me over. However, the truth is that I LIVE for the NCAA tournament so this is a big deal to me.

As a result, I don't feel like writing a nice little story today. I find it hard to write at all when I am angry. But, I will get over it. The odds that my sheet would remain on top are remote anyway. It is not like I was a lock to win the pool. However, I just wanted to enjoy a perfect first place for just one day. I guess it was just not to be.


Sayre said...

Ouch - that sucks. If that guy stays on top, I'd start getting suspicious anyway...

LOVE the photo! It says it all.

Charles said...

It sounded like a set-up to me. You got everything right, and your the person running the pool just so happens to have 1 less, and yours don't count???

Did you ask why? I would be upset too, and someone would probably have gotten a mouthful from me.

Sorry that you didn't win.

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