Thursday, April 7

Congratulations, Pete S.!

Pete S., the winner of the M, mille, kilo blog prize will be blown away when he opens the letter containing the prize money. How often do you hear of someone winning—are you sitting down?— ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TRILLION DOLLARS!

He was right in saying that the 1,000 in the title was the number of blogs I have published.

Yes, he wins genuine government-issued money from the exotic far-away land of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia), one of Africa’s most interesting countries. People in that country really love their money, to the extent that the government can’t seem to print enough to satisfy demand. Recently I was able to come across some of it and couldn’t possibly justify keeping it all for myself. Spread the wealth, I’ve always said (especially Zimbabwean wealth), so I created the little contest. My advice to Pete S.: Don’t spend it all in one place.


Pete S. said...

Yay! I can't believe it! I've never won anything before! I'm quitting my job first thing in the morning! I'm a multi-trillionaire!!

Thanks Tom! I hope you kept a little of that money for yourself! I hope my exclamation point key doesn't break!


Pete S. said...

I hope the IRS doesn't read this blog.

Tom Hurley said...

You’re welcome! Your prize and certificate of winning go out in tomorrow’s mail, Priority, Certified!

People in the IRS don’t read letters, only numerals.

Pete S. said...

Thanks again Tom! I want to thank all of those who have supported and encouraged me over the years, especially my dear Mom, who phoned me to tell me about this contest. She said she couldn't solve the riddle. I think she knew the answer but just wanted me to win.

Thanks Mom!

Unfortunately I won't be able to share my new wealth with any of you unless you can make change for $50,000,000,000,000.