Thursday, August 9, 2007

Let it rain...

I went to the Canadian Open a few weeks ago, and at the sun protection booth, they were giving away Neutrogena SPF 55 sunscreen (nothing's getting through that!) and you could enter a contest. I have no idea what the prizes were, because as soon as the woman said "Would you like to enter--" I ripped the paper from her hand and filled out the form. I LOVE contests, and winning ANYTHING.

And I won!

A golf umbrella.

Now here's the thing. I golf, and I like umbrellas. In fact, I have quite a few umbrellas (because I'm constantly leaving them on the subway or losing them in a drawer at work or cupboard or closet at home). But golf and umbrellas don't really go together for me, because when it starts to rain and I'm on the golf course, it's time for a cocktail.

But I don't have a golf umbrella, and maybe if I did (and a cute caddy to hold it) and a million dollars at stake, I, like Tiger, would want to continue golfing in the rain.

Anyway, the point is that the golf umbrella is sitting and waiting for me to pick it up in Unionville. Between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday to Friday. Which is pretty much impossible for me to do since I work those same hours in downtown Toronto.

The woman who called to tell me I won was so sad when I said that I didn't think I could get there. "But it's so pretty!" she told me. "Don't you have anyone who can pick up the umbrella for you? Your mom? Your dad?"

I'm fairly certain that my dad is not going to drive to Unionville to pick up the umbrella for me. But that means that I'm giving to the umbrella away!

If you would like a golf umbrella, and can get to Unionville on a weekday to pick it up, email me at chantel (at) chantelsimmons.com and let me know and the umbrella is yours!

1 comment:

Teena said...

Congrats on the win! It sucks you can't get it.

I enter contests all the time. The last time I won was a year of pizza (12 large pizzas). That rocked!