The Pope’s visit to New York is the big rave. Matter of fact, it’s the big news that’s trending on social media and other platforms. Everyone is excited and many can’t wait for Pope Francis to arrive in New York. According to the news media,tickets to see the Pope auctioned on Ebay for as much as $1000. No one knows for sure whether these Ebay tickets are genuine but,I won two genuine tickets for the Pope’s visit and will have to settle for seeing him on television instead. I can only console myself by saying, seeing the Pope in person is was probably not meant to be.
How I Got Free Tickets To See The Pope
One day I was watching a local news station which was broadcasting the Papal’s visit to New York. After, that the Reporter announced the giving away of tickets to see the Pope. It so happened that, the Mayor’s office had tickets on hand to give away and the only way to get hold of two tickets was through a raffle. When I submitted my entry it was said that I would be notified by email should I win so, I entered the raffle and went about my life like I normally do.
How I Lost My Tickets To See The Pope
Now, I don’t check my email daily because it’s mostly junk mail in there. Maybe once every two weeks or twice a week I will check email and I did not remember that winner notification of Pope’s ticket would be through email so I didn’t bother check every day. On September 18th, when I checked my email, I was shocked to read Congratulations, you won two tickets to see Pope Francis when he visits New York. After doing the dance, you know the victory dance that people do when they win something, I clicked to RSVP because it was required and was in for another terrible shock. A very rude awakening if you ask me.
This time, I did not do any victory dance. At the moment, I felt like I had lost something very valuable even though I did not pay for these tickets. But,this is a historic time,a time to be part of history in the making and I missed it. An opportunity like that comes only once. Use your imagination and picture me sitting there with my mouth wide open staring at the screen. I did not cry even though, I wanted too. I just slunk down in the chair and buried my head in my hands for about ten minutes because I could not believe that, I was this close to seeing the Pope only to miss the deadline to RSVP which was September 15th. On September 18th, when I clicked to RSVP, I got the most horrifying, shocking news which prevented me from seeing being part of the Papal visit to New York City.
What Kept Me From Making History With the Papal Visit to NYC
Well, I was busy getting this fundraiser for the victims of Tropical Storm Erika going. If you recall, on August 27th, my island of Dominica was badly devastated by this hurricane in which about twenty people died,many became homeless and, some are still unaccounted for. The damage is far more worse than anyone expected or imagined. Heavy flooding destroyed homes, bridges and roads making life difficult for Dominicans. So, a https://www.gofundme.com/BPSDominicaRelief page was set up and boxes were placed to accept donations. The images from the aftermath of the storm are very heart wrenching. Many people are not aware of the extent of the damage because the media is focused on the migrant situation in Europe. So, this is what prevented me from reserving my tickets for the papal visit to NYC. Please click fundDominica to help Dominica. Thanks