Two other men and I were going on trips. Dressed in business suits with ties, we traveled to the airport in a limo. One would be going on with me while the third was going elsewhere.
We arrived, checked in, and was informed, “You’ve been upgraded to first class.”
Well, that was certainly a pleasant surprise. My friends and I inquired why. The agent didn’t know, so we travelers accepted the news and celebrated.
Then, I was notified that I’d won ten million dollars in a lottery.
Ten million! Wow. Well, it’d be less than that after taxes. Still, there was cause for celebration, right?
I didn’t remember entering a lottery. No matter. I made immediate arrangements to feed some children I’d read about. The man doing the paperwork with me was very snarky about it. I was cold and snarky back.
Then it was onto the plane. As I settled into my ultra-plush first-class seat, I dwelled in fantasies about what changes I could make to my life.