Clicking the magic button.

Just a word.

I very rarely enter free giveaway contests. I usually figure my chances of winning are abysmally low, so I don't even try.

But sometimes I do.

And I never win.

BUT what I do think and marvel at is the fact that my entering the contest changes the outcome. If I didn't enter the contest, person A would win. But as soon as I click the magic submit button, person A will not win and person A will never know that I caused them to not win.

Isn't that crazy??

So, my apologies to person A who will now not be going to BlogHer this year.

4 comments:

Murray Terreno di Amore said...

This has totally happened to me. I think sometimes, if I had never been born, would Ju-Ju's pedals still exist in my blazer, or would Mary Hatch be a dowdy spinster?

You never can tell.

Murray Terreno di Amore said...

I mean Zu-Zu.......oh the shame.

Roxie said...

I don't think I have ever thought about it to quite that level before.

megs said...

hey, just found your blog through miss nemesis and thought i would leave a comment :) i agree with the entering a contest thingy! i never do either because really, i never EVER win... but i've never thought that it changes the outcome...

isn't it weird though that all things in life are like that? every little thing you do affects other people in ways that you, or they, may not even know? like the butterfly effect.

but really, it hurts my head thinking about it :)