“One of my best friends in high school won free Chick-fil-A for a year. I live in New Hampshire and a couple of years ago, our state just got our second ever Chick-fil-A, and to build the usual the hype that usually comes with ‘we’re getting a Chick-fil-A,’ the company held a promotion to celebrate the opening of the store where if you were some of the first people to visit the store on opening day, you would be given a card that you could use for one year to redeem free meals. As one can assume, things got out of hand fairly fast. People were driving from other states to camp outside of the store, and some people were lined up for almost two weeks before the store even opened just for a chance to be the winners of the contest. The plaza was littered with tents and cars that some people were staying in while they waited for the store to open. There weren’t that many people lined up at first, maybe less than 50, but nevertheless, they were still there for DAYS.
My friend drove by, didn’t even realize what the growing line was for, figured it had to be something cool, waited in line with everyone else because he figured he had nothing else to do for a bit, and ended up being one of the last people to win the certificate. He had no idea what he was waiting in line for, just wanted to kill some time, and ended up with free Chick-fil-A for an entire year.”