Friday, June 20, 2008

Driving Sideways Contest Winner... Last Call!








Apparently Sarah likes to win contests and then not claim the prizes.*

I've heard about people like her.

They derive pleasure from stealing the spoils from everyone else, and then deliberately rubbing it in our faces that it's really not that big of a deal for them to claim their prize. It's kind of like the people who win the lottery and then wait until the last day to casually step up and say, "Oh my, I guess I did just win $140 million dollars. Imagine that y'all."

Of course I suppose you could say I'm a little responsible by nature of the fact that I didn't technically post the winner on the day of the drawing, but instead chose to put up this smart-assed image and reveal the winner inside the comments rather than on the main post itself.

Come to think of it, maybe the fact that this post only received a total of 11 comments should have been a clue this wasn't the smartest way to reveal the winner in the first place.

But still, Sarah should have known better. After all, who doesn't post cryptic contest results expecting the readers to find the answer in the comments. You see it all the time! Ok, maybe not all the time. OK... NEVER! But still, you should expect that from me.

Anyway Sarah, this is your last chance. If you don't see this then it probably means you can't read anyway, and a book is not a good prize for you.

Oh, and Sarah? Since you're a relatively new reader and probably not all that familiar with my arid sense of humor - I feel I should clarify one little thing...

...this entire post was written tongue-in-cheek!

Just thought I'd throw that in that just in case.

*note: Sarah won my Driving Sideways book giveaway a few weeks ago but has yet to claim her prize, and her link does not lead back to a blog so I have no way of contacting her. Therefore, I'm hoping she'll see this post and redeem her prize. If not, I will have no choice but to draw another winner next week. Good luck Sarah... I hope you don't miss out!

16 comments:

Drowsey Monkey said...

I confess, I'm Sarah.

doozie said...

Here's the deal. I'm going to claim the prize vicariously through sarah so I shall need to know where you want me to email my address. You see, it has been a long time since I won anything. I think the last thing i actually won was a free condom off the christmas tree at Student Health

Jennine said...

I, too, am Sarah.

damon said...

Ummmm, yeah, uummm, Sarah couldn't make it today. She was uhh, ummm, trying to save her son from this robotic guy from the future who came back to kill him. And then, there was this other guy, who took the body of a cop, and HE could turn into silver liquid and, ummm,can I have the book?

Phil said...

It just so happens that Sarah lives in my neighborhood. Just two blocks down the street! I'd be more than happy to deliver the book to her.

Oh, what? That's a different Sarah. Never mind.

Jeff said...

drowsey monkey - Save your confessions for a priest my dear.

doozie - That's a pretty sad story. I think I'll send you another copy out of pure pity. Not!

jennine - Will the real Sarah please stand up!

damon - It sounds more like you need to wait for it to come out in a movie.

phil - What a coincidence, we have a Sarah on our block too! Is this a small world or what?

Ed (zoesdad) said...

I knew a Sarah, once. Or twice. But that was a long time ago. Go ahead and send it to me. Maybe I've still got her number around here somewhere.

(I really don't know Sarah nor have I ever known a Sarah. Well, I knew one but not in the way I may have implied earlier. I just want the book!)

Dan said...

I used to go out with a Sarah when I was 18. Unfortunately she is no longer talking to me so I can't pass the book on. Sorry

Sornie said...

What the hell, I'll confess to being Sarah but only because of my split personality. What can I say, I have a feminine side.

Mom Thumb said...

Hey, just pull an Oprah and send the book to everyone.

Sarah said...

I'm the real Sarah!

So i normally don't win stuff and w
as saying "What?" for about five minutes when i read the post. haha. No i don't have a blog, so sorry. Actually when you announced the winner i went back to the first post about Driving Sideways to figure out if it was me. i didn't even think to look in the announcement post's comments! Thanks so much!

damon, I don't have children, I'm only 18! I'm not even married!

phil, there's no phil in my neighborhood, Sorry!

sorry, i never dated anyone named dan either

Sarah said...

p.s. I'm not new, like shiny just out of package new, I've been reading your blog since about January. So i'm "tags off, worn twice, washed once" sweater, new!

Jeff said...

ed - Making up fake Sarahs is NOT going to get you a book. But nice try!

dan - And just what did you do to make her so mad Dan? Inquiring minds want to know.

sornie - Sounds like a TV show... Confessions of a Split Personality Cross Dresser. (I making the assumption you're a cross dresser when your female personality is showing.)

mom thumb - Sure, and I'll put them on the front seat of everyone's new car while I'm at it.

sarah - Oh I'm sorry Sarah... You thought I was serious? I was just kidding about the whole book contest thing. There's no free book. What do you think this is - some kind of charity? Sheesh.

Jeff said...

sarah - Ha! Gotcha! ;b

G said...

Did I mention I always liked the name Sarah?

Jeff said...

My wife and I do too. In fact, if our last name wasn't Lee, we would have named our daughter that!