So last week I’m in the company store buying a second Wiimote for my Wii. I see there’s a draw for a PS3. As I’m filling out the form, the dude at the counter says, “Just to let you know, that’s a draw for the right to ‘purchase’ a PS3.”

“Um, ok.”

Had I known that, I wouldn’t have filled it out in the first place but I was half way done anyways, so what the hell.

This morning, I get to work and there’s an e-mail in my inbox with the subject “CONGRATULATIONS”. I open it up and the store has told me I’ve won the draw. I have the right to purchase a PS3 for $659.99 and it’ll even get delivered to my cubicle.

The first thing that comes to my head is “oh crap”. I don’t want to spend $700 on a PS3. I only know one guy that owns a PS3 and I work with dozens of people who consider themselves hardcore gamers. Sure, I’d take it if it were free but there’s no way I’m forking out money for the PS3 while Sony works out the kinks.

The e-mail goes on to say that if I’ve changed my mind, I should let the store know ASAP so that another lucky winner can win the right to purchase their PS3. I respond right away and respectfully the decline the honour. With that, I push away my fleeting chance to own all three next-gen consoles.

I dodged a next-gen bullet there! Probably because I was using cover much like Scott Mitchell, Logan Keller, or Marcus Feenix all do. Points for the references.

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