While sorting through the mail the other day, I came across a most-curious thing.
Amidst all of the usual bills, statements and junk mailings, there was an envelope that was most definitely a check.
Addressed to me.
It was from Hearst Publishing, and my mind raced with the possibilities of what it could be for....and more importantly, how much it would be for....
Did I win a contest?
Did I win a sweepstakes?
Did I...gasp...win the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes?
(Nah...I knew better than that - there were no balloons, roses or TV cameras at my front door. Darn.)
So, with fingers trembling, heart racing, I carefully opened up the envelope to see how much my check was for...visions of new shoes, exotic vacations, and a fancy, schmancy restaurant dancing in my head.
And then I saw it:
A whole $1.81.
Can I even get dinner at McDonald's for that??!!