Alka-Seltzer brand launched the Said/Heard Mishaps Contest on Facebook. They are asking people to submit humorous stories about misunderstandings that occur when what people hear is different than what was said.
You can get involved in this contest by sharing your own stories as a blog comment and as a contest submission for the Alka-Seltzer Said/Heard Mishaps Contest on the Alka-Seltzer Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/AlkaSeltzerOriginal?v=app_7146470109&ref=sgm .
Make sure to "Like" Alka-Seltzer and then join the contest!!!
The winner of the Said/Heard Mishaps Contest will receive:
*A trip to New York City to star in an Alka-Seltzer online video featuring their entry
*The winning spot will premiere on the Alka-Seltzer Facebook page!
*Plus $5,000 to spend toward whatever they wish.
Here is my story! Make sure to go enter!!
My husband and a co-worker of his were at a convention together and were sharing a large suite on the 13th floor of the convention hotel. After a long day of meetings they were dismayed to discover that the elevators in their hotel were out of order and wouldn't be repaired until later the next day. To make matters worse, they would have to climb 13 flights of stairs to get to their room. My husband suggested to his co-worker, John, that they break the monotony of their unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. My husband, Mark, said that he would tell some jokes for a few flights and then John could tell some stories the rest of the way. At around the 7th or 8th floor it was John's turn to lighten the mood, but his story wasn't exactly all that positive.
He turned to my husband and said, "I have a story that I can start with, but it's more or less a sad one."
"Um, okay," my husband replied, unsure of where John was going.
"It begins with, I left the room key in the car."
Abbreviated Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years or older. Contest ends 2/25/11. To enter and for Official Rules, including prize description, visit http://www.facebook.com/AlkaSeltzerOriginal?v=app_7146470109&ref=sgm. Void where prohibited.
Disclosure: By writing this post I have been are being compensated by TheMotherhood and the Alka-Seltzer brand. All opinions are my own.