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Would you be angry ? Modeling and friendship related
June 27 2011 at 3:28 PM
(Login tbljones) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 184.108.40.206
I was attending a model show this past Saturday with several couples that are close friends. This was a big production with a large local sponsor with military vehicle display, raffle tickets,awards dinner the whole nine yards. We have done this annualy for 3 years now but this year in the afternoon about an hour before the awards dinner I became sick. I wasnt able to attend the awards dinner and gave mine and my wifes dinner tickets to another couple that we were all friends with so they could attend. I had purchased a 5.00 raffle ticket and before the dinner asked the couple we are the closest to to pick up any prize I may have won. I wrote my name on the back of the ticket so it wouldnt get confused with any of the other raffle tickets that had been purchased . We said our goodbyes and my wife and I left. We heard nothing from anyone that night nor on Sunday .This afternoon my friend calls and said oh by the way your raffle ticket won the biggest prize. A model valued at over 250.00. To say the least I was pretty excited(I dont win things very often). Then came the shocker at least to me ? He said so what do you want to do with it. I said I would like to come pick it up. My friend said well it's 1/2 mine so I'll keep it here at my house! I said 1/2 yours ? How do you figure that. He said that I wasnt going to atend the dinner and had I not been there I wouldnt have won the prize. I said but we asked you to please pick up anything I might win with the ticket that I bought!
I am wrong here in thinking that the model belongs to me ? I paid for everything and even gave my dinner tickets to another couple so they could attend with the expectation that if I won anything it would be mine ?
I asked him this.
Had my models won would the trophies be 1/2 yours since you would picking them up for me by proxy?
It started to deteriorate rather quickly into a fight so I came up with an idea.
We have our own IPMS Chapter of which I am treasuer so since the model was something I wasnt particularly interested in (and to save a friendship)I agreed to sell it and donate the money to the chapters treasury.
The big question is who was right! I am hurt and surprised by this behavior and would never do that to anyone even if they were not a friend.I have picked up many models,dorr prizes and orther items by proxy over the years, several the this person.