Thursday, February 15, 2007

Misplaced Luck

          While checking out the winning lottery numbers in todays paper, uttering that same chant, "please, please, luck find me", an article next to the numbers grabbed my attention.

"Tainted Jars of Peanut Butter being recalled"   The article explains that 300 people have been stricken with salmonella poisoning from tainted jars of Peanut Butter. Jars beginning with the number 2111......

I made a dash for the pantry cabinet, picked up a recently purchased jar and read the numbers 2111.....Wow, I've got one! A jar of peanut butter loaded with salmonella!!

      At that moment my wife entered the kitchen....."we win the lotto or do I have to go to work today?" she asked with her sacastic chime. "While we didn't win the lottery, we do have a tainted jar Peanut Butter" I proudly replied. "Well, that figures" she continued with the sarcastic chime...."you can't pick the winning lottery numbers but you can pick the jar with tainted peanut butter...whoopie!"

"Well, look at it this way....we could of had made that Thai salad with Spicey peanut Dressing last night and today...we both would not have been going to work!"

Luck....we all get it, not just in the way we want it!

Marc :)

 

 

18 comments:

ally123130585918 said...

Marc in it's own way I suppose it was Lucky you saw that article warning you of the recall ~ and you hadn't made that Thai salad better luck with you next lottery ticket ~ Ally

mutualaide said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you and the lottery ... we too had a jar labeled 2111.  Oh well.

mariebm56 said...

It's all the way you look at things.
If it wasn't for the lottery, you wouldn't have seen the recall.
You truly are lucky! And the "Mrs" is too....because she has you~
; )
Have a great day Marc!
Marie

iiimagicxx said...

Hi marc, Luck is supposed to give you what you want in the most satisfying way, not with a stomac cramp!! and lunch too :D
What would YOU do with the money, a lot of money?? They would not leave you in peace.
Valerie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/

mikev009 said...

Happy you found it that way instead of the hard way. ~ Mike

nhd106 said...

Love the last line....cute yet profound!

Nancy

inafrnz247 said...

It's all about perspective, isn't it?  ::smiling::   I'm just glad you aren't ill!  Have a happy, healthy weekend!

Michelle

stansgirl2004 said...

Hi Marc
my first time here you got me smiling
~ Marina

tschamberland said...

The sun shines brightly overhead, and being wise you find a way to embrace even the faintest of rays.

Glad you checked for winning numbers!

Tammy
http://liveliveitormissout.blogspot.com

lifes2odd said...

Life is all about the way we look at things isn't it? Hmmm, I'm suddenly craving some Thai food ;-)
Always great to hear from you Marc!

eml625 said...

Close call. Consider yourself lucky you did eat any!
Have a great day!
Ellen

eml625 said...

Oops, I meant to say that you DIDNT eat any!
Gotta get that coffee going.
Ellen

mrsm711 said...

Amazing how things turn out.  I like your optimism.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

emmapeeldallas said...

Hey, I'm ready to down a whole jar of that stuff if I have to see one more "news" item about Anna Nicole...

wildautumn1 said...

What a beautiful journal you have.  I guess we are always hoping for some big luck to find us, but I think I appreciate the small graces that I come across everyday more (not to say I wouldn't mind something really big & great to happen!)

Karen

rdautumnsage said...

Speak of luck I had one of the jars and had used it as well. Fortunately nothing came of it. When I learned about it, off in the trash it went. Now those are scarey days when you end up with something in your peanut butter (winks) Indigo

naughtynoregon said...

Thanks for stopping by my photo journal...

Stacy

justaname4me2 said...

I would consider your discovery of tainted Peanut Butter, before you ate it, extremely good luck. Salmonella poisoning is one nasty, vile bug!!!!!!!!!!

In fact, I think I would rather go to work then get that. The only get out of work sickness is a good old fashioned mild cold. Now thats a winning ticket :o)
Rebecca