# Trifecta Weekend 33-Word Writing Challenge: E = MC Squandered

First!  Congratulations to the winners of this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge!

JannaTWrites

Draug

Steph at People Do Things With Their Lives.

And now for this weekend’s challenge which was very, very difficult because it required . . . gulp . . . .  math.  Well sort of.  Here’s the challenge:

Andy Rooney created something called “The 50-50-90 rule: anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.”

The Trifecta Challenge is to come up with our own probability equation.  In 33 words, of course.

# E=MC Squandered

If you spend \$100,000 on a lavish wedding, and there’s a 50% chance of rain –whether it rains or not–there’s a 100% chance you’ll soon wish you had that \$100,000 back.

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Until next time . . . I love you

## 29 thoughts on “Trifecta Weekend 33-Word Writing Challenge: E = MC Squandered”

• Ha! I know Ruby! It’s amazing how much money people will spend on a wedding! 😀

1. With two daughters, I’m not exactly laughing at this one Thanks for the upbeat pov! Great job, of course.

• Glad you liked it Lumdog. I have two daughter too! I guess we’re lucky we didn’t have to provide dowries!

2. Like it and LOVE the title! And the photo!

• Ah Thanks Libby. Those stock-photo photographers come up with the best stuff ever, don’t they? 😀

3. Throw in the probabilities of divorce and you’ve got… 100 grand totally down the tube! Ha! Some are such suckers.

• Haha so true! Hopefully the divorce won’t cost them as much as the wedding! 😀

4. Good one. Even when the marriage lasts there must come a time when you think why spend so much on a party? And when it doesn’t… geez… Thanks for the shout out congrats!

• I know there must come a day when that happens. But then I’ve always been the practical type.

And I loved your story. I tried to comment but couldn’t get past the security word — (I’m horrible at that HA!)

5. That was lots of fun. Thanks for the smiles.

6. Draug419 says:

Thanks for the congrats! 😀
If you’re spending \$100k on a wedding…chances are you will be very much in debt!!

• So true. I think you have to be very determine to figure out a way to spend \$100,000 for a party that lasts a couple of hours. But where there’s a will there’s a way I guess. 😀

• And your welcome for the Congrats, I just loved that story you wrote! 😀

7. And they say money can’t buy happiness.
Ha!

(But it’s a pity it can’t buy good weather!)

• HA! So true. What this world needs is some designer weather! 😀

8. I can see the romance in having an outdoor wedding. However, I would never risk it. Fact: If I did, 100% rain.

• So true. Actually my daughter got married on the beach in November at Half Moon Bay. They suggested we rent a covered area right next to the beach for \$2500. We said we would take our chances and the weather was so cloudy all day but during the ceremony the sun came out! HA! But even if it would have rained it wouldn’t have been worth \$2500 to stay dry for 15 minutes!

9. You are a lot better than Andy Rooney.

Hm. Upon review of that sentence it doesn’t come across as much of a compliment. Let me try again:

I like you. I do not like Andy Rooney. He is a cantankerous old turd.

• Haha! Thank you Hey Look! I wonder if Andy Rooney is still alive. I guess the only way to really find out is to check with the Smithsonian Institute to see if his eyebrows are there yet.

😀

10. That’s the truth! I don’t get expensive weddings at all. (Thank goodness I have two sons :))

• Oh you are a lucky duck Janna! (Is it Janna or Jannat?) I think I change the spelling of your name every week! 😀

11. Your picture is priceless. Awesome.

I just did the same thing on a much, much smaller scale. Paid through the nose so that my 4-year-old’s birthday party wouldn’t get rained out. Sigh. The things we do.

• A four year old’s birthday party getting rained out is one of the saddest things I can imagine! I would have done the same thing! Funny though, I doubt the four year olds take it nearly as hard as we parents do! 😀

12. I got invited to Al Gore’s for a party last night.

We went thru \$100,000 worth of Funyuns in ten minutes.

It was just the two of us.

And I stopped after a bag and a half (gak!)

• Hahahahahahahahaha!!! Oh Mark! Thanks for that flat out guffaw first thing this morning!

And you only ate a bag and a half! LOL!!!! Your name has officially changed to Markie Bag and a Half MacGiggles! Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think! 😀