Geralyn Wichers

"Life is a great adventure, or nothing"

I’m on such a losing streak. I’ve yet to win anything in Roll up the Rim. Nothing, not even a donut. This year each cup even has two rolls on it and I’m still skunked.

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But I roll anyway, because I remember The Streak. It was a college kid’s dream. I rolled a rim and won a coffee, which won another coffee, which won another coffee, which won another. Tim Hortons didn’t make any money on me that year, oh no. Never mind that I was only buying coffee there because it was Roll up the Rim…

The other day, my sister and I had a perfectly serious conversation about what we would do if we won the car (sell it), and this morning as I pulled into the drive-through, I said “Oh Lord, if I could only win something big…”

It dawned on me this morning, as I rolled out of the drive-through, that this Roll up the Rim thing may be… it might be **whispers** gambling.

Gasp!

You don’t say. A good Mennonite? Gambling?

Well, if you think about it, a cup of coffee is almost the same price as a bet at the local horse races (that place of sin and debauchery).

What is a Mennonite to do? Maybe I need help. Maybe I should buy coffee exclusively at McDonalds where I am at least guaranteed a sticker for my rewards card–a return on my investment. Perhaps that would be better stewardship of my God-given resources.

Or maybe buying coffee at Tim's is too worldly all together! Never mind that NOT going to Timmies makes me un-Canadian or something. Mennonites don't really do the patriotism thing. Everyone knows that.

Well, if I ever win the car, I will tithe once I sell it. I promise. That makes it okay, right? Right?

I hope my good Mennonite friends will recognize satire when they see it 🙂
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2 thoughts on “Roll Up the Rim is Gambling! (A True Theological Dilemma)

  1. Jessica says:

    You said YOU would sell the car. If I win, I have full intentions of keeping it.

    I also was thinking very logically today about how the $5000 prepaid Visa card might be invested… as I rolled up a losing rim.

    I was buying the coffee either way. 🙂

  2. a mother says:

    Ditto that! You were planning to consume coffee either way! I wonder if Tim Horton’s can track the changing tide like scientists can predict the ocean’s high tide? Would be interesting to visualize the tug of war between say Timmie’s & McDonald’s when it come to coffee sales. So why not take advantage of their marketing games?

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