Thursday, September 16, 2010

This Is How They Get You

So I went to the vending machine today and saw some coconut-covered Gem Donuts for a buck twenty five. Even though I knew deep in my heart that this was an expensive purchase for snacks that I didn't really want all that much in the first place, my stomach said "Yum!" Who am I to argue with that?

Reaching into my pocket I realize that while I have cash, all I have in change is a paltry nickel.

"I am not breaking two ones to get a buck twenty-five pack of donuts I don't want," I say to myself, and smartly start to walk away.

Then I see that Doritos are 80 cents, which, by my calculations, is less than a dollar.

"Well," I think to myself. "Why not. It's only Doritos, which is just corn, and corn is a vegetable and therefore healthy." So I slide in a dollar bill and get the chips. Down fall the packet, right past the donuts of which my desire has now decreased significantly.

Two dimes come out. Then my brain says "Hey! If you add those two dimes and your nickel, that's TWENTY FIVE CENTS, which, coincidentally, is the exact amount of change you need to get those donuts!" That is fate, indeed, and I would be a fool to pass up such an opportunity! So I slide another dollar and the change in and get the donuts.

Son. Of. A. Bitch.

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