I never won anything in my whole life, be it lottery tickets, raffle drawings, or other types of gambling. At events, my husband and I are often the first to leave, never bothering to wait for raffle drawing results. You have to be present to win on most occasions.
But life is full of surprises when you least expect it. Last Thursday, we attended ANA’s reception to launch its new flight service between Seattle and Tokyo.
After the program, we were about to get up and leave when Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee walked to our table and we started chatting.
Mayor Lee said we should wait for the drawing. We complied because well, you don’t say no to the mayor.
My husband, George, forgot to bring his business card, so he took my card, crossed out my name, and put his name instead. The emcee called out many names for wine and sake prizes. The last two prizes were a pair of economy class and a pair of business class tickets from ANA Airlines.
“The winner is Asian Weekly, name started with G,” said the emcee. So George won two economy class tickets to Japan or other Asian cities. I have to claim part of the prize because he used my business card. Thank you, Mayor Lee, for asking us to stay! (end)