Friday, February 05, 2010

Math is hard

Smart Dutch's Girlfriend told me about the "Glendale Downtown Dash", a 5k March 14th that starts less than a mile from my home. Sounds great. I was looking around the (poor) website for info and stumbled upon the Donation page:

I was very excited. They were only $24 away from their goal of $10,000 (don't get ahead)... I could be the hero and be the one to make them hit their goal! So I very quickly grabbed my credit card to make a donation for anyone else would beat me to it and gave them $24.

But then I was like, wait a minute... Now they only have $9800? Did somebody cancel their donation in the 2 minutes it took me to send them my money? Fortunately, I took the screen grab and looked more closely at the original page. They only had $9776. I have no idea why I thought it said $9976, other than the fact that I'm getting old blind and senile. I wasn't a hero and I wasted $24 (well, except for that whole charity part about helping support research to prevent strokes).

So I'll keep an eye on it and if they get up to $9990 I'll throw in another ten bucks. Plus I'm sure I'll do the actual race itself. Really no excuse for not doing it.


Anonymous ɹǝƃƃolquǝʞoʇ said...

ah ha ha

Now THAT was funny.

6:46 AM  

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