There is an old expression regarding winning sweepstakes: Patience, Persistence and Postage. This post is about persistence.
About a month ago, I was having a quick bite with one of my best friends, Stephanie Frisch, in a local pub restaurant and on our way out I scanned the bar for any beer sponsored promotions. I spotted one, went over to waitress and asked for a scratch card. She stated we had to buy a beer. I said we didn’t. I asked to see a card so I could read the rules. She very reluctantly got me one. The first three words on the back were: No Purchase Necessary. We made her get a second card.
We both scratched. Mine said TRY AGAIN. Hers said WINNER. We asked for the prize. The waitress said you have to contact the beer company. We reread the rules and pointed out it said the bar would have the prizes. Could she please get the manager? Off she went. The manager finally appeared, realized what we wanted and disappeared again. Again, he finally reappeared, t-shirt in hand for Stephanie.
The entire time the waitress seemed really annoyed we were bothering her with this nonsense. I am not sure why as the restaurant was empty at that hour so I knew we were not keeping her away from tips.
The moral of the story is; be persistent. Keep going when others will stop and the prize will most definitely be yours.
NOTE: If the background looks very un-pub like, it’a because I took this picture in Starbucks when we met our friend Lisa for coffee afterwards.
Tags: persistance, winning