In any event, The Menzoid decided to leave his lotto numbers and the money to buy the tickets with Sun News Network ace reporter Faith Goldy, a woman who is as brainy as she is beautiful - which is to say she's Lex Luthor brilliant.
Or at least The Menzoid thought she
Even so, prior to departure, The Menzoid reiterated to Faith
three times the following: "Promise you won't forget to play the numbers, OK Faith?"
nonchalantly said each time: "No problem-o, Menzoid.
You have absolutely nothing to worry about.
I won't forget.
Alas, when The Menzoid returned from his
was the first persons he
Because, hey, perhaps The Menzoid had a nice welcome home cheque waiting for him?
But when The Menzoid asked Faith
lottery tickets, her
body language said it all: she
slumped in her
chair and slapped her
forehead with her
hand and said, "Oh no, Menzoid.
How could Faith
have done this?
After all, The Menzoid had had such ... faith in Faith
The Menzoid ran to his
computer and visited the Ontario Lottery Corporation's
scrolled up and down the columns of the previously drawn numbers.
Turns out none of The Menzoid's numbers were drawn.
had not kept her
And momentarily, Faith
had given the Menzoid a quasi-heart attack until he
had confirmation his
numbers had not been drawn.
Thus, it was time for a "teachable moment": As a compromise, The Menzoid requested Faith to pay him $200 in compensation. $200 is the lowest prize value offered by Pick 4, so really, The Menzoid is truly being a trooper by not demanding the top prize of $5,000.
shock and amazement, Faith
didn't owe The Menzoid a single red cent beyond the original $20 she
had already given him.
Talk about chutzpah!
Alas, now there is tension between us in the newsroom.
The Menzoid understandably wants compensation; Faith Goldy
actually did him a favour by NOT playing the numbers because at least he
original 20 bucks back.
But just when you think you know all the answers, The Menzoid changes the questions.
Which is why The Menzoid is going public with this sordid tale on the Charles Adler Electric Radio Show.
won't pay The Menzoid the $200 that is rightfully his
the one that will soon be nursing a P.R. black eye.
, but that's what you get for not doing the right thing.