Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Who was the luckier?
During the past week, two New Zealanders have drawn the short straw against huge odds. The first, one of hundreds of thousands driving innocently along motorways, was suddenly confronted by another vehicle which, having entered via an exit ramp and therefore travelling in the wrong direction, struck him head on and killed him intantly. The second, a thirty-something male supermarket checkout operator, won a 26 million dollar lottery jackpot and bravely declared that he would be at work at 5.00am the next morning as usual. When he learned of the waiting media scrum, he didn't front and left town for places unknown. Most would say the latter was the lucky one. I wonder.