I think ingratitude is close to a national disease in the United State. Many folks, it seems to me, hold the belief that they are possessed of a God-given right to have things go absolutely perfectly in their lives, and they get mightily hacked off if anything messes up a completely smooth and wonderful trip down the highway of life.
Me, I tend to take the opposite point of view. I think life is a messy, dangerous, unpredictable business, and we ought to be darned grateful when things go right.
One of the things that I am thankful for are the readers of this blog, and I am doubly thankful for the folks who are kind enough to submit their comments.
So, since this is Valentine’s Day and by way of showing my thanks, I hereby announce the Amazing Uncle Jock Reader Appreciation Free Gun Contest. The winner of the contest will be given an air rifle from my personal collection – a Benjamin Trail NP XL 725 (otherwise known as a Benjamin Trail Nitro Piston .25 caliber). This is an air rifle that I reviewed previously: http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/blog/2010/10/benjamin-trail-nitro-piston-25-caliber.html The gun is lightly used, but not abused.
To enter the contest, you must submit your thoughts in writing on one of three topics:
- What I like best about airguns
- My favorite airgunning experience
- Why I am thankful for airguns
Your entry must be at least 250 words long, but no more than 1,000 words. It must be your original work and not have been used anywhere else. Send your entry to my email address: email@example.com. DO NOT submit your entry to the comments section of the blog. Instead, email them directly to me. Be sure to include your UPS-able address and phone number in case I need to contact you.
All entries become my property and I may (or may not) use them in this blog.
I will be the sole judge of the entries and will pick the winner based on the entry I like best.
The winner is responsible for complying with all applicable laws pertaining to receiving, possessing and shooting this air rifle at his or her location.
The deadline for entries is midnight, Feb. 28, 2011.
So get busy and start writing. Somebody is going to win this rifle, and it might be you! Besides, you’ll probably have fun writing the entry.
Til next time, aim true and shoot straight.
– Jock Elliott