Thursday, December 20, 2012

There Is No Such Thing As a Free Honeybun

So there we were, my teenage daughter Pisa and I, on the road somewhere in Alabama, on the way to a holiday gathering of relatives.

“I’m gettin’ kind of sleepy,” I said. “Do you want to drive for a while?”

“I’m not sure they let 13-year-olds drive, dad…”

“Even in Alabama?”

“Fraid not,” she said. “Suck it up, buttercup.”

“I gotta coffee up then,” I told her, pulling off to the next truck stop we approached.

As I went to pay for my gas station crappuccino, the cashier pushed a packaged honeybun in my direction.

“No thanks,” I told her, sliding it back to her.

“No, you don’t understand, sugah,” she smiled, pushing it back towards me. “It’s free with a large coffee.”

“I’m not interested,” I grinned back at her, picking it up and slapping it back down on the counter.

“I ain’t kiddin’,” she repeated. “They’re havin’ one of them promotions where you get a free honeybun when you buy a large coffee.”

“I’m allergic,” I told her.

“You’re allergic to honeybuns?” she laughed. “Why, I ain’t never heard of anybody that was allergic to honeybuns!”

“It’s true,” I told her, taking my coffee and backing away from the counter. “Every time I eat one, I break out in fat.”


8 comments:

  1. A couple of years ago my sister and I were going to WW every Sat morning. On the way my sister would stop to get a large coffee and there was always a "free treat"--Oreos, Honeybuns, etc. We had the HARDEST time trying to convince the cashier that no, we did not want them.

    Guess I should be thankful that random cashiers are the worst food pushers in my life ;-)

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  2. Go Bama!...Alabama girl here..where are your people from ? as we would say down thar

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    1. Got a niece in HuntsVegas... everyone met at her place this year.

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  3. I love it! That will be my new getaway line..

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