We are now 24 zloty richer as we have won the lotto – 3 numbers- as I knew we would. How did I know? Well, all the signs were pointing to our incredible good luck and inevitable win.
On Thursday, I saw 2 storks (which are good luck, aren’t they?) – one at work and then another at school. Those teachers are pretty crafty.
On Friday, I saw 3 chimney sweeps. And mind you, that was three separate chimney sweeps on three separate occasions. I held my button each time and considered myself very lucky*
Then, Friday evening I was watching an old episode of “Friends” and they were talking about chimney sweeps. It was a sign.
Saturday morning there were 3 ladybugs on my bedroom window, inside. Ladybugs are lucky, aren’t they?
Then on the way to the market, I saw a new plastic stork in my neighbor’s front garden. At the market I saw a lovely stork Easter decoration and we had parked right in front of the Ruch Kiosk which sells lottery tickets. We were shoe-ins to win.
Hmmm, what to do with 24 zloty? I will take my Grandma’s old advice and not spend it all in one place.
*My three chimney sweeps must be somewhere in this picture below. Chimney sweeps are considered lucky in Poland and if you see one (or three for that matter) you should touch one of your buttons for a moment for good luck. I suppose touching one of the chimney sweeps buttons would be even luckier. But the most luck of all would be of a college student I once saw in the Market Square. She approached 2 chimney sweeps and from what I could surmise made a request to which they agreed. After that, she took the older gentleman’s face in her hands, kissed him on the lips delicately but with fervor and then pulled one of his buttons off of his jacket and walked away with it. As she was walking away, she tossed the button up in the air and caught it. The chimney sweeps (and a few passersby, such as myself) stood dumbfounded.
Dobra dziewczyna, nie?