IN BLANKSTARE NEWS: What is the very best surprise you can get in life?


 49% of those polled said randomly finding money (on the street, in a pocket, in a drawer, etc.) was the very best surprise they could get. The worst? Getting an unexpected bill.

49% of those polled said randomly finding money (on the street, in a pocket, in a drawer, etc.) was the very best surprise they could get. The worst? Getting an unexpected bill.

How about the worst? Here’s a hint: They both have to do with money. A new survey found that 49% of those polled said randomly finding money (on the street, in a pocket, in a drawer, etc.) was the very best surprise they could get. The worst? Getting an unexpected bill.

Here are the Best Surprises:

  1. Randomly finding money -- 49%
  2. Surprise parties -- 48%
  3. Getting a tax return -- 46%
  4. Surprise visitors like family or friends -- 37%
  5. Engagements -- 35%
  6. Pregnancies -- 33%
  7. A new puppy/pet -- 30%
  8. A snow day -- 28%
  9. Canceled plans -- 20%
  10. A deadline pushed back -- 13%

Here are the Worst Surprises:

  1. Getting a bill that's higher than you thought it would be -- 57%
  2. Having to OWE money after you do your taxes -- 46%
  3. Late fee on a credit card -- 37%
  4. Child breaks something -- 31%
  5. Pet has an accident in the house -- 31%
  6. Unexpected visitors (i.e., the in-laws) -- 29%
  7. Canceled plans -- 27%
  8. Going on a date with someone and they don't match their profile photo -- 20%
  9. Last-minute video meeting -- 20%