Would you like a free ham with that?

"That'll be $101.19." said the cashier at bigg's Hyde Park (which is really in Oakley).

Drat. That was more than I had gotten out of the ATM - I'd have to use my credit card.

As I swiped it, the cashier's voice grew serious. "All right, now, let me explain something to you. When you sign there, my drawer's gonna pop open. When I shut it - since you spent more than 50 dollars ..."

I listened, rapt.

"... a coupon is gonna come out."

Whew. I was thinking I was going to have to make a run for it for some reason.

"And this coupon, if you get six of 'em, you can bring 'em in for a free ham," she continued.

"Really?" I said, getting kind of excited. "I could get a free ham?"

"Well, not at the deli," she said. "They show, like, a honey-baked ham on the coupon, so I'm hopin' that's what they'll give out."

"Well, thank you!" I said. "I would certainly like a free ham."

I practically skipped out of the grocery store, y'all. Hams are expensive, and I am one-sixth of the way to getting myself a free one.


Gina said...

I promise to give you any coupons I get that could help you get that ham.

Paul said...

Yeah, you can have any of my ham coupons too. I just don't dig on swine, that's all.

Jen said...

I'm a sucker for coupons. That's why I try not to look at them. Whenever I do, before I know it, I'm buying Toaster Strudels, Jeno's Pizza and the latest scented Tide. Sneaky, that's what coupons are.