1701. Natural-born loser
© Bruce Goodman 3 January 2020
Mavis took a ticket every week in the Lottery. She had done that for forty-two years and not won a thing. Every week she had prayed to God that she would win the Lottery.|
“It’s not the money,” she would say, “it’s the security”.
But God never answered her prayer. Week after week it was “Dear God, please may I win the Lottery.” And week after week God ignored her petition.
After forty-two years Mavis had had enough. “I know what I’ll do,” thought Mavis. “I never have a prayer answered. I’ll pray to God that I DON'T win the Lottery. That way when I don’t win I can say my prayer was answered.”
But she won! She won! Mavis sighed deeply.
Some people are natural-born losers.