Caption Contest #74 winner
I regret to announce we’re not going to run this week’s Caption Contest winner on page two of Saturday’s newspaper. We’re also not going to announce who won, who was runner up and who came in third and fourth. Why? Because WE (when I say “we”, I mean “me”) had a computer glitch concerning the entries (when I say “computer glitch”, I mean “I messed up”).
Here’s what happened: I took Monday off but I still had to give our Weekly Challenge four finalists. I picked four from home and emailed them to Mr. Contest Man. Tuesday, when I uploaded the next contest’s cartoon, it automatically erased the past week’s entries. That’s what it does every week, but every week I print out the entries before they’re deleted. Unfortunately, I did NOT do that this week. Even though we had four finalists, I have no way of knowing who they are, their zip codes or their email addresses.
Again I apologize for being stupid. If that’s your caption which won this week, email me and if you’re the only person claiming it then I’ll email you the original cartoon.
I’m trusting people to be honest this week…despite watching a huge act of dishonesty last night.
This is a fun story: I was in a lounge last night (when I say “lounge”, I mean “dive bar”) and I’m sitting on a couch with my friend Kelsey. Kelsey’s purse is on a shelf behind her. This guy sitting in a chair across from me says “hey, that’s my girlfriend’s purse…can you hand it to me?”. I say sure and hand him the purse while making a joke to him about him having to hold his girlfriend’s purse. Kelsey says “that’s not a purse, that’s a coach”. I’m like “what? Coach?” and Kelsey starts explaining the difference between a coach and a purse…and that the coach/purse belonged to her. Meanwhile, this guy jets out of the bar. I’m a little incredulous about this, asking Kelsey if she’s joking. She’s pretty calm and says “go get my coach”…and I say “You mean your purse?”. So I take off down the stairs and find the guy in the street. He had a buddy with him, but the buddy took off running. I grab the purse. The guy says “Oh, you see the thing is…” and I interrupt him with “the thing is you’re a thief, insert multiple curse words here. And speaking of purses, I called him a certain type of bag and I told him he was a piece of something. The bartender and bouncer showed up behind me and they started chewing the guy out. All the items were still inside and Kelsey does NOT recognize me as her coach/purse savior since I’m also the guy who handed the coach/purse snatcher her coach/purse.
Anyway, be honest and don’t tell me you won if you didn’t win. OK? Thanks.