FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON ME, FOOL ME TWICE SHAME ON YOU … NOW I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS

I never knew the true meaning of that phrase until I dealt with PUBLISHING CLEARING HOUSE. I know nothing is guaranteed in life except death and taxes, but like most people I want financial security and that’s why I’m stickler on saving your money.  I found an icon on my email that said win $10,000 a week for life offered by PCH.

Don’t judge me because after all I am human. Saving money takes a lot of work and discipline, so a quick cash pay out . . . well who wouldn’t want to roll the dice and I did and for me it came up snake eyes. The key to the win for life thing is that you need to order products from the as seen on TV. Some of things I ordered I wanted and some things I didn’t want, but when you clicked the I want to win button to certify how serious you are about winning they always said your order is appreciated. Of course it is because you’re buying their product and that means they’re getting your money.

They sent me a letter telling how to act if they come knocking at my door with the life changing news so I stayed home on Christmas Eve  being a fool waiting for my life changer. Well . . . it didn’t happen. So I decided to stick with the program and became as they say a loyal customer waiting for the $5,000 a week for life payout on February 24 and again came up snake eyes.  I didn’t stay at my apartment this time and the funny thing is every time they say they are coming to my address they never listed my apartment letter except when I ordered a product and trust me it found me accurately. I must confess I never seen a commercial of them actually going to anyone’s apartment, but at their home, yeah.

What bothered me about this gamble was that  they sent me two packets of act fast and respond for the big payoff on the same day on the heels of the big pay off and that got me thinking. I believe people invest in PCH to make money off of people like me who love mail order.  I’ve been a fan since I was a kid. I mean it’s like Christmas when you order something and it comes to your home and you open your package and for some reason it gives you some unique satisfaction.

I tossed the packets in the trash since  there was no way the packets would get back to PCH in time to confirm my interest in winning the $5,000 a week for life anyway. I believe the people who sent me packets must have heard that this guy being me is a mail order fanatic, okay maybe I am, but I’m not a fool.

The first payoff was supposed to be broadcast on NBC, but I didn’t see it and there was no hoopla about the $5,000 payoff. If you think about it, how and why would they pay you that type of money anyway for the rest of your life. Is it a tax write for some billionaire or are they trying to get rid of the products that aren’t really selling very well in the first place. They do say ordering doesn’t improve your chances of winning, but hey there’s a gambler inside us all.

There’s another week for life changer and it’s set for April 28, 2017. During that time the hope is to get people like myself to order more products and believing I have a chance to win $7,000 a week for life, but after my first two experiences I am understanding that old phrase Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on you. A third time I think not . . . well maybe.