Do you ever get upset when you lose a contest you worked hard at?

@Carrie26 (1587)
United States
December 19, 2007 11:52pm CST
I was doing a GPT(get paidto try site)site from December 2 through December 20th because the first place winner won 1,200.00,2nd place one 600.00,3rd place won 400,4th place won 200.00,and 5th place won 100.00.I was at first place until I checked 2 hours before the contest was supposed to end then I was 2nd place.Then about a hour later out of nowhere these other people had all of these offers approve and now I know they didnt work hardly at all.I worked hard from the day the contest started and was upset.I had e-mailed the administrator of the site and asked them how to get offers to approve and they replied to clean cookies after doing each offer(which I did)and also to have new e-mail addresses with each offer which I did too.Or they said to rotate e-mails and then make new ones of the wont approve.Which I did.I think I made alot of gmail addresses at that time.LOL.The thing is The offers that I did Everyones elses' seem to approve and they even did them in a row like for example MID and Bandarama etc.I was told if you do to many at once they wont approve.Well obviously they did and they approved.My husband doesnt seem to understand why I am upset and that I shouldnt do anymore GPT contests if I am going to get upset.I guess to some it might be crazy to get upset but what upset me was I worked hard everyday and then the other people have offers that approve in one day while I worked my rear end off while the whole contes was going on.I got 5th place 100.00 for all my had work.WHile I shouldnt be upset its just I had plans I needed to use the money for.Have you ever got upset about working hard at a GPT contest and to be beat by someone who probaby didnt get on everyday to complete offers and then beat you by 11 more offers that you could have one if you would have had your offers approve?Acutally it was 3 other people the other one looked like they were working hard too.You know what upsets me is my husband is playing on second life(a online game where you talk to people through a character he made )and not even consolling me for my loss.He seems like that is more important to him right now than my loss.Not to mention the lady characters he talks to which is 2 lady friends at the momment one is his boss.But still it hurts my feelings that he cant comfort me while I am upset but talk to them.SOrry to vent guys it just hurts and I have alot goin on right now in my life.ALso do you know of any ways to make fast money before the 24th that I dont have to pay.?Thanks.
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@lyn2008 (446)
• China
20 Dec 07
I am very sorry to hear that.If I am you,I will upset too.You know I want to make fast money before next month too.So I try to make money on mylot,I think mylot is a good place.But make fast money is very hard for us.Of course you write good engllish articles you can make fast money,but I can't,my english is not very well.I really want to help,once I know that I will tell you.
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@lyn2008 (446)
• China
21 Dec 07
Thanks,but I think I still have to improve my english.You see that I only can speak simple words,haha.I think my english well be greatly improved here after several months or one year.Now I really think that english is very very important,the most information on the internet is english,that is why I love it so much.Happy Christmas to you!
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Merry Christmas to you too and a Happy New year.I have noticed my typing has improved greatly by just being here on mylot and respondng and making discussions.I seem to type faster.
@terakoh (18)
• Singapore
21 Dec 07
Hey, I understand how you feel! It's part and parcel of life, so cheer up now and hopefully you will win big next time. As for 'second life', I heard you can make money in there as well. Making fast money is never easy and depends on the amount you want to make also. Good luck earning online like I do. I never have luck making fast money but online income is slowly growing. =)
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Yeah.I have heard you can make money on Second life too.Some of the ways they have on thier to mke money is not up my alley.LOL.But Some are up my alley to make money.
@manzician (4739)
• India
20 Dec 07
Well. I do participate in these contests sometimes but I dont build up strong hopes cuz I know that my chances are very least.
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@Zelmarq (11508)
• Cebu City, Philippines
21 Dec 07
Well thats a real pain in the neck. I also joined a dance contest, for sure we worked really hard for it but only to get the second prize because of favoritism of the judges. Of course I felt bad about it, we practiced for almost a month and then the competitor just practiced for a week and they got the first prize without any effort coz they were the favorite of the three judges. Well, there was no justice but I just hope they felt great after thta coz after the contest the people who saw the contest were thinking that we won coz we were the best performers. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I guess thats the way it goese sometimes which is sad.Because people work really hard and people that seem to put in minimal effort win.Wich is a shame.I at least have 190.00 in earning to cash out next month.I guess that somethig to look forward to as well as the 100.00 I won that will be put into my paypal account.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
20 May 08
I am sorry about your loss - but consider all that you have gained in the efforts. It is always disappointing to not succeed at a task that you truly gave an earnest effort to... but such is life and not all can come out on top. I think it helps to practice charity and joy towards the one who did win... celebrate his win with him and be genuinely happy for his success.