Last year, I decided to track my progress throughout the duration of the contest to see how it balanced out. Well, as if to test my resolve, and in an astounding display of non-winning ineptitude, I actually went 0-for-43 to start the contest. That's not a joke...that's not exaggerated at all...I actually went 43 cups of coffee before I won anything.
With the mathematical probabilty of winning being 1-in-9, it was pretty unbelievable to say the least. At about 25 , it became a joke with my friends and I. Now I wanted the streak to go longer...to see just how long it could last. I never thought it would go as high as 43...but sure enough it did. And then when I won that free donut, it might as well have been a car because I felt so victorius. After that initial win, I went another 20 cups before winning again, so I was 1-for-63 at one point!
But the entire concept of Roll Up The Rim raises some interesting questions. It's just a Canadian trait to show up somewhere with a tray of coffees from Tim Hortons. It's what we do. But now that the contest is going on, what happens if you show up with 4 coffees and hand them out...and somebody wins a big prize, who gets it?
I subscribe to the school of thought that if you bought the coffee for someone and you give it to them, then it's their prize. But there are a lot of people that think that if you bought it, it's your prize. What do you think? If you buy a coffee for a friend, and they win the car, what do you do? Or if someone bought it for you, and you win...same question?
Or do you just avoid the whole potential scenario and stop buying coffee for others while the contest is running? Let's hear from you in the Comments section.
And by the way, as of today, I'm 3-for-11 so far this year.