Don't tell anybody, but I'm a comper.
Not heard the word? My spell checker hadn't either but it just means I enter competitions. A lot of them. A Very Lot of them. And occasionally I win.
I don't like to do nothing when I sit down to drink a coffee or watch the TV so I have all sorts of activities within reach of my armchair. Competitions are often on line so there is no cost involved and although the chances of winning any particular competition are slim, enter enough and your personal odds of being a winner aren't bad. (OK, maybe I should get a life.)
Anyway, today I checked my spam folder and there it was, "You Are A Winner". Quite a useful win of nine "clip and close" boxes. Wins in the last few months have included tickets for the Proms, for a West End Musical, and life coaching. Back in 2012, well before I started to get methodical about comping, I won tickets for the Olympics.
So, a special joy for today I know without a shadow of a doubt
I AM A WINNER!