Gimme pig SS: Apparently Mom won the same prize in two completely separate, unrelated sweepstakes. So a random person on her contest board (that she'd never talked to / heard of) sent her a PM saying "You don't need two widgets. That's selfish. Send one to me so I can give it to my son."
What is it about winning a prize that turns people into gimme-pigs???
My best friend (Tom) recently won a new iPad in a raffle for charity. A friend of his from work (Russ) got ticked at Tom because Tom didn't immediately email him to say he would give the new one to Russ, since he (Tom) already had an iPad.
First of all, Tom gave a generous donation to the charity, in addition to donating a lot of time and work, which resulted in him getting a lot of raffle tickets (he still had relatively few compared to the whole). Second, Tom had an older iPad he bought a couple of years ago, not a brand new, top of the line iPad like the one he won. Third, why the heck did Russ think he was entitled to Tom's new iPad (or even the old one!)? Fourth, Russ left snide comments on the photo Tom posted immediately after winning (he was excited!), basically telling Tom that he expected this iPad to be handed over to him soon (the whole, "must-be-nice" thing, "dibs", totally serious!). The thing is, Tom probably would have given Russ his old one if Russ hadn't acted like this.
The best part? Tom is Russ' project manager at work. This, among other things (like Russ asking for a $17K/year raise because his wife quit her job, getting angry and throwing tantrums when he doesn't get his way, etc.), is just one more item on the list that is going to eventually result in Russ' professional darwinism...
Tom decided to keep new iPad for himself (he had planned on donating it), and donated the old one. He says it was kind of awesome to use the new one in front of Russ the first time, just to see the look on Russ' face. That's probably the most selfish thing Tom has ever done or said, BTW.