Remember that Canadian Cancer Society contest I told you about, where you could win a Toyota Prius if you stayed quit for the month of March?
Well, call me egotistical, but I thought that for my undeniable and far-reaching positive impact on the struggling quitters community, the Society would maybe fix the draw in my favour.
I thought it was a fair deal, even if it required a little behind-the-scenes fiddling.
Alas, the hybrid vehicle went to a woman living in Copper Cliff. Which, I suppose, is not a bad thing - that is, an environmentally friendly car given to someone living in a place that is also home to a huge nickel refinery.
Seven others won $3,000 Future Shop gift cards.
Woulda been nice.
"Winning the Toyota Prius hybrid is a wonderful bonus, but my new smoke-free life is the real prize," the winner is reported to have told the Cancer Society.
This smoke-free life doesn't feel like a prize. What I see in the mirror, the result of two months-plus eating and swilling garbage, doesn't look like any kind of victory.
Winning a car that I could have re-sold for tens of thousands - that would have felt real nice.