Overheard at... the primary school
“They walk for miles with 40 lbs of water carried on their head.”
Overheard at... tennis
“His Federer bet earned OXFAM over $100,000.”
Not only did my ears perk up at this, but so did my daughters. Even she knows that $100,000 is a lot of money. This critical piece of news happened to come from my husband, who instead of sharing it had waited all day to tell the
tennis coach. Huh!
He should know me well enough by now to appreciate how much I love feel good news like this. Apparently back in 2003 a gentleman made a bet that Federer would win 7 Wimbledon titles by 2019. Sadly, he passed away before seeing it come true; but he willed his bet to OXFAM who was able to collect $155,000 from Federer’s recent win.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with OXFAM: “Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 92 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.”
So putting the win in OXFAM context, with 206 points scored by Federer during the match it was the equivalent of 20 goats per point.
I’m of course not suggesting we should all go out and start gambling… but in the words of my character Jessica, “Hadn’t a bet already given her the determination she needed to accomplish the impossible?”
Here’s to making (and winning) impossible bets!
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