I was fixing lunch when the phone rang. I looked at the caller ID and saw "Tampa FL" with a phone number. "Answer it, Sujin!" Jeffrey said from the computer. I debated for a second whether to answer it, but finally I thought, Why not? I answered, expecting someone wanting to speak to my parents.
"Is Jeffrey there?" a perky-sounding woman at the other end asked.
"Yes," I replied. "Would you like to speak to him?"
"Oh," she said. "Yes, please." So I abandoned my food preparation and took the phone to Jeffrey. I returned to my food and put it in the microwave (it's microwavable, and I was hungry) when Jeffrey said, "You're going to flip out, Sujin." I walked over to the computer in the hall where he and his friend Ethan were sitting.
"What?" I asked.
A few weeks before I returned from Agnes, Jeffrey, being the joker that he is, entered a drawing whose prize was a cruise. The woman was calling him to tell him that he won.
I didn't believe him. I had good reason to, after all--he's joking about almost everything. But then he showed me a piece of paper with a confirmation number and another phone number to call. "Wow," I said. "So who are you going to take?"
"I don't know," he replied. "I'd let you have it but your room gets more air flow than mine."
"You could let Mum and Dad have it," I suggested. Then I heard the microwave beep, so I ran to retrieve my food as Jeffrey called Mum at work. Mum told him to call the number and find out any catches before accepting. I took my food to the computer, Jeffrey put the phone on speakerphone, and he dialed. All three of us listened.
In the end it's a four day, three night cruise to the Bahamas, and it'll eventually cost around $300 USD for various things, plus transportation to and from Ft. Lauderdale. Oh, and they have to go on the cruise in the next twelve months. Either way, that really isn't the worst deal in the world. I'll keep you posted.