Hi! I just wanted to tell you people that I am one of the 25 people to ride Six Flags Great Adventure's new coaster Superman: Ultimate Flight. I am not kidding! I recieved a letter in the mail on Feb. 21, 2003 telling me congratulations your essay was selected as one of the top 25 essay's for the contest and Me and one guest will be invited to attend the press event and will launch the first ride on Superman: Ultimate Flight! I hope I can make it into the top ten or be grand prize winner of the contest!
ZNitroMan said: Just something I thought was interesting quoted from sixflags.com:
"Selection of the Winner: Decisions of judges with respect to the contest are final. Winners will be selected on or around 3/10/03 and contacted via telephone at approximately 10 a.m."
Via the telephone on or around March 10th. And you received a letter on Feb 21st? Strange.
That is for the other people who makes it in the top 10. I am one of the people in the 25 to try to make it into the top 10. If you think I'm lying, I be glad to send u a copy of my letter. I have nothing to live about. And a lady from public relations at Great Adventure called me back because I left a message asking her if this was true and indide it was! *** This post was edited by Derrick Whitsett 3/3/2003 9:36:16 PM *** *** This post was edited by Derrick Whitsett 3/3/2003 9:38:01 PM ***
I never claimed you were lying- I mean, hey, maybe they got done judging early. But I dont understand what youre saying, the top 10 will get calls on March 10th- not the 25? So the top 25 are already chosen? Six Flags still says:
"All 25 winners will be invited to the grand opening of SUPERMAN-ULTIMATE FLIGHT and be among the very first riders* of the coaster. Prize winners will be selected on or around 3/10/03"
If you were actually selected, way to go! I just find it strange that no one else has gotten a call (or a letter,) that I know of- and that Six Flags says March 10th. The only other thing is, in your original post you said "Im not kidding" Why say that unless you normally would or something? Im not trying to call you liar- Im just trying to come up with exuses on why I havent won yet! lol.
LMAO. Sorry man, I just am like this because some people will try to say I'm lying then I gotta prove it to them and make them look stupid. (Not saying your stupid!)In my letter, They told me that they recieved around 700 essay's and all of them were good so it made the contest extra difficult! I still shock that they chose my essay. People and teachers in my school have been telling me I'm a good writer. I guess they were right.
I was just reading this board, and it struck me as kind of interesting. Mr. Whitsett seems to be an acclaimed writer... I just hope he puts a bit more effort into his writing than he does his posts. Hastily written? Maybe. But this is inexcusable. For those of you who cannot read this incoherent dribble, I will translate.
(Laughter) I am sorry, I am just acting this way because some people are going to try and say I am lying to them. As a result, I have to prove to them my case, and humiliate them. (This is not to say you are stupid) In my letter, they told me they recieved around 700 essays and that they were all good. This made the contest even more difficult! I am still in shock that they chose my essay. Teachers and other people in my school have been telling me that I have a talent for writing. I guess they were right.
In response to your last sentence, I think they are horribly wrong. Oh, and congratulations.
When I post messages online or talk to friends online it is far from a paper I would write. It took me upto three weeks to write each of my core papers last semester. I did get an A in the class. However, I can easily say that I am not going to compose, revise and proofread my posts and conversations I have online to the extent that I do to a core paper for a class.
------------------ "If two coaster trains almost hit each other, why is it called a near miss and not a near hit?"
I appologize good fellows, I must merely have a greater appreciation for the correct usage of the english language than some people. I did think most people tended to use semi-correct grammer, even in most informal writings, especially a writer of your calibre, Mr. Wittsett.
In addition, ptboy, I commend your correct grammer, I understood your response in one reading. *** This post was edited by JohnG2095 3/3/2003 10:49:49 PM ***