Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Retail Victory

gloat: \ˈglōt\ intransitive verb, origin date: 1605
to observe or think about something with triumphant and often malicious satisfaction, gratification, or delight
— gloat·er noun
— gloat·ing·ly adverb

Well, I just couldn't resist posting my latest small triumph. I've read about people who leave a grocery store with a cartful of groceries and more money than they walked in with. You know those occasional articles in newsstand magazines that applaud some woman's knack for getting tons of food absolutely free (a lot of which is overly processed and laden with fat and salt, ... but that's a topic for another day). The ones with the latest diet fads of the rich and famous (or infamous, is more like it).

Yeah, I'll admit, sometimes I go there.

So yesterday was my day to leave a store with more dinero than I came in with. Never thought it would happen to me- of course I haven't really tried that hard at it, but I know it's not easy to do.

Nevermind that all I got was a box of bandaids (the good fabric kind, mind you), and that I'll have to spend my $1.93 windfall (after I paid the 7 cents in tax) at that particular store (because it came in the form of store "bucks"). Details, minor details.

But, I can chalk up a new experience now.

It felt good!

Now if I could only figure out how to do that more often...

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