Okay... let me set up the scenario for you.
Rotary Club Raffle. Some excellent prizes and only 1,000 tickets being sold. $10 per ticket. One of the attorneys in my office had some tickets he was selling, so I contributed to the cause. I paid my $10 with the knowledge it was a charitable donation because I never win anything.
Fast forward 30 days or so.
I get an email with the subject line "Raffle Prize Winner!"
Omigod I won something. I have never ever won anything!
In the split second before I opened the email my mind scrolled through the list of possible prizes... laptop computer, Ipod, digital camera, free dinner, etc. etc.
I opened the email and my prize was: free tax preparation.
The let down was extreme. I live in an apartment, I have no deductions so I do the short form on a tax website. Why do I need a $250 value tax preparation package? I have offered my jackpot prize to JC who got all glassy eyed and mumbled a polite "Thanks, maybe."
The laptop prize sure would have been nice... but maybe I'm being ungrateful.