A few days ago my mother and I were discussing the size of the house I wanted to rent. She pointed out I would have a lot of work ahead of me to clean and vacuum such a big house. My reply? "Ooh, I can finally justify getting a Roomba!"
Later that same day I put up the same thought on Twitter. You can even see where I said it right here.
So today when I saw the Woot was a Roomba, I was pleasantly surprised. Although, I am saving up for the deposit on the house still, and therefore, I can't afford a Roomba quite yet. (These foster kids I don't have yet are getting very expensive I tell you!) But I love to read the humorous Woot product descriptions, so I read it anyway, knowing I wasn't buying.
And then I saw my name. And all I thought was, "Oh wow, I wonder what kind of coding they did to put people's twitter names on their page like that?"
A minute later I got an email from someone saying, "Hey, you might want to check out Woot today."
I replied, "Yeah, I saw the Roomba, but I can't buy one quite yet."
But then I remembered, he doesn't know I want a Roomba. Or does he?
So I sent another friend a link to Woot, and asked them what they saw. She doesn't have a Twitter account, so I was curious what name would appear for her.
But she saw my name.
So I asked another friend to look, but didn't send her the link.
And she saw my name too.
And then I remembered what I twittered.
And holy canoli, Batman.
I think I just got Wooted.
Do you think they would give me a free Roomba for using my name like that? (sidenote, since midnight I have had an unprecedented 17 new followers on Twitter. Coincidence? I think not.)
After all, the Roomba would be going to a good cause! My life with foster children budget is not going to be what you may call extravagant!