I’m lovin’ it

Guess what?

I imagine that you have probably guessed by now, I’ve got a winning number!

My winning entry

“Congratulations. your FIFA 2010 World Cup ticket prize code is 6388124525158. A McDonald’s agent will contact youΒ  in 48 hours to collect your & your partner’s details.”

A lot of you are probably aware that I’ve already booked and paid for 4 of the 7 matches to played here at the new Nelson Mandela Bay stadium, so hopefully once the McDonald’s people make contact I can explain my position and hopefully select a game that I don’t already have tickets for.

You will note that the entry cost 20c that’s about 2p (no, not an error two pence)

How many Big Macs did I buy before I got a winner – 6, not bad considering that the tickets could be worth anything up to a couple of grand, depending on the game!

43 Days to go.

45 thoughts on “I’m lovin’ it”

  1. Not a footy fan myself but it is always nice to read that someone has won something.

  2. Well it came as a surprise to me, I am forever supporting organizations who support and sponsor events in our community.

    Last year we had KFC sponsoring the IPL
    Carling sponsored an event recently (that wasn’t too hard to support!)
    Now this, needless to say that I’m chuffed!
    πŸ˜›

  3. MoO Jumping in with both feet again?

    There are 5 people in our household, yesterday as you know was a public holiday, convenience food for the end of a relaxing day.

    Only 2 were purchased yesterday (my youngest and I) the other 4 over the preceding 3 weeks or so.

    C’mon, say something nice, I know that you want to πŸ˜‰

  4. Evening Bilby & Bravo

    Apologies for replying ‘out of sequence’ (I wanted to get my above comment in quickly :))

    Thank you both for your genuine good wishes, everything comes to those that wait, as you know we’ve been waiting a long time for this.

  5. Morning Boa, indeed, I’m delighted thank you. My day started with this news, I only sent off the entry this morning (about 7am or so) I’ve actually had a good day today all told.

  6. At the risk of sounding like RoO – I have to add that I think that anyone who manages to eat one Macker deserves a reward!! Perhaps they taste a bit better in SA than they do here!! πŸ™‚

  7. Actually the best macdonalds are in France because we serve nice salads. So I have been told.

  8. I’m known as the ‘fussy one’ of the family… I’m told that I’m very difficult to cater for. Needless to say I don’t agree!

    Mackers are trying to promote a ‘healthy’ image here with lots of salads, but at the end of the day one is still stuck with the hamburger… there is a better tasting (although still probably not very healthy!) alternative here…

    Anyway, neither here nor there – I hope you get a really good ticket, Soutie!

  9. Congratulations Soutie! I hope they are flexible as to your choice of tickets.

    (My boys won’t eat MacDonalds!)

  10. Soutie :

    MoO Jumping in with both feet again?

    There are 5 people in our household, yesterday as you know was a public holiday, convenience food for the end of a relaxing day.

    Only 2 were purchased yesterday (my youngest and I) the other 4 over the preceding 3 weeks or so.

    C’mon, say something nice, I know that you want to ;)

    Don’t expect MoO to break the habit of a blogging lifetime Soutie. πŸ™‚

  11. Congratlations Soutie but a big yuuk to McDonalds hamburgers. Did you ever read about the conditions workers were forced to adapt in order to kill the animals? Never mind..I know that football is the number one sport in South Africa and you have probably spent your life supporting one of the local clubs through thick and thin, sunshine and rain, so you jolly well deserve to watch the best.
    I would imagine that you are a true football fan.

  12. katy

    Thanks

    katykatapodis :

    Did you ever read about the conditions workers were forced to adapt in order to kill the animals?

    No I haven’t, perhaps you could write a blog about it or at least provide a reference!

    katykatapodis :

    I would imagine that you are a true football fan.

    I am indeed, The oval 1970’s, Soccer City (with Mrs. S) during the ’80’s and most recently Bafana v Japan.

    Are you a supporter? Are you thinking of coming over for the World Cup?

  13. Morning Pseu

    Thank you.

    My wife and eldest refuse McDonalds, we have a ‘healthy take away’ close by, you know the type, (bean sprouts anyone?)
    πŸ˜‰

  14. Showing concern for fellow bloggers health is not ‘irascible’. Besiodes it is not the correct adjective I maybe conflictuel annoying even but I don’t irrasce easily.

  15. I meant ‘irascible’ – showing irritability. That may not be your intent, but that’s how you often come over, Madeof.

  16. MoO – the word ‘conflictuel’ does not exist in English. The word you are searching for is either ‘contentious’ or ‘controversial’ or ‘confrontational’. English has three words with slightly different meanings where the impoverished French tongue only has one. ‘Irasce’ (even when spelt correctly) doesn’t exist either. The verb you need is ‘to become irate’. ‘Besides’ contains no ‘o’.

    If English is too difficult for you, post in French; being far simpler, most of us will be able to understand your intentions. It would also be easier for those who don’t read French, for they will be able to more readily ignore your bad-tempered comments.

    However, and at the risk of upsetting Boadicea and Claire, it would be preferable if you did yourself, and DNMT, a favour and blogged off permanently, never more to return. If you continue to play the troublemaker, you will lose the choice.

    If you are having problems understanding the subtleties of this comment, I would be glad to repeat it in my execrable French.

  17. I think what Nearsy is trying to say in his usual diplomatic, inclusive and non-confrontational way is, ‘Sod off, faux crapaud.’

  18. ‘Farsy’ might be more appropriate, as he’s way over there in Australia. Sounds a bit Muslim though, especially if spelt ‘Farsi’. πŸ™‚

  19. Now my comment on Barfo’s deleted comment doesn’t make sense. 😦

    I’ve put it back πŸ˜‰
    S

  20. Ah! Oh! Soutie, dear chap, you’ve corrected Bravo’s wonderful typo. I thought ‘Nearsy’ was pretty apposite – ‘nearly on track but often missing the point’.

    And taking Brendano’s comment into account, perhaps I could be ‘nearly a Farsi’. πŸ˜†

    Ha ha, thanks for the ‘heads up’ I’ve reinstated it, hopefully it’ll eventually all make sense πŸ™‚
    S

  21. MoO’s ok, I like him on my posts, he brings another (what’s the word https://i0.wp.com/planetsmilies.net/confused-smiley-17428.gif) perspective, yes that’s it, a different perspective!

    I’ve even managed to bring my own personal troll over to DNMT πŸ˜‰

    I enjoy him too!

  22. Ja well, you think that your doing a good deed and this happens, I’ll reinstate it for you Brendano (good morning by the way.)

  23. Cor! Strike a light on the back of a policeman!
    When my comments get moderated, and all the world’s turned upside down, it’s time for a ciggie!
    I may be gone for some time …

  24. Thanks, Soutie … you needn’t have bothered; my comment was kinda weak anyway.

    Good news on your World Cup tickets … looks like it’ll be a summer to remember.

  25. Of course it will be winter here Brendano, cold, very cold (sub zero) up on the highveld, gales in Cape Town (wasn’t called The Cape of Storms for nothing!)

    The most temperate climate is from where I am up to Durban, our winters are probably a bit like your summers.
    πŸ™‚

  26. Of course, Soutie … slip of the tongue. πŸ™‚

    Yes, our climate is crap. 😦

  27. Soutie, what great luck. I hope you get the tickets you want and enjoy every game.

    Bearsy, please don’t encourage the silly MoO (acknowledgement to Johnny Speight) to write in his imperfect French. It sets my teeth on edge and has me longing for a cyber red pen.

  28. Sorry Sheona. 😦
    So he can’t speak French properly and he’s forgotten his English. Not much hope for him, is there?
    Alf Garnett – Warren Mitchell – became an Aussie. How about that for trivia?

  29. I’m sure you have watched more than two football matches Soutie. My husband and his friend are going to South Africa but I’m too much of a wimp I’m afraid. I know that it is terribly violent and you must see some simply awful things every day.
    I’m very worried about husband’s welfare. Are things really as bad as they say Soutie?

  30. Evening katy

    Please keep at it, are things a bit quite for you on the other side since I left?

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