Emergency Shopping Scenario #2
Robber with Gun: Hands in the air! This is a hold-up!
Me: I’ll say.
Robber: Quick! Open that register and give me all your
Clerk: I-I-I-I can’t! It’s locked. You have to have a
transaction to open the till.
Me: Do I have to do everything here?
(heavy sigh) Ok, here’s my $10 off any shoe purchase.
I’d like to see those, those, and those in a size six. And I fully expect double points for averting a disaster.
I’ve decided to start a list of the things I would like to buy. Perhaps that will allow some time for introspection and allow for a cooler head to prevail. Plus, I really like making lists. At the top of my list is a military jacket. I see Banana Republic is advertising one for $170. This is at least four times what I would normally spend, but I may find at the end of the month I have surplus cash equaling the GNP of Chad, so I’m not ruling anything out. Or, perhaps I won’t even feel the urge to buy any more clothes. I can save up for meaningful, lasting things like a new Corvette, or a dinosaur.
So what do you think? Will I emerge having taken the Master Card off my back? Or will it be one huge Coupon Carnival when it’s all over?