No, this isn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. What I’m writing about is the state of mind I experience the day after a draw.
It’s a Schrodinger’s Cat way of thinking. At the point of waking, I can’t confirm whether I have or haven’t won. Therefore I have both own and not won at the same time. Confusing? Not really.
I use use the waking up moment to think carefully about the first day of my life as a multi-millionaire.
This means that I know exactly what I shall do on the first day. Aside from screaming, wetting myself, and generally weeping with happiness, I will purchase my first Breitling, a Land Rover Defender Long Base, a sports car, and get the estate agents looking for a suitable mansion.
On top of this, I have a lads’ weekend of japery in London planned, which shall include a trip to Saville Row and Loake, with everyone getting a new suit and shoes.
Then there are the plans for my publishing and games company. I know exactly who I want, even have the opening speech for the first ‘this is what I want to do’ meeting.
On top of that, there are the family holidays, taking the kids out for a ‘buy what you want’ trip, romantic trips to the family castle in Italy with the missus.
I am therefore always slightly surprised when I hear someone say “I don’t know what I’d do if I won.” It baffles me.
What would you do if you won?