Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reality Pacman




We went to Costco and everyplace you looked they were handing out free samples of hot steaming food. It is time to buy food for Thanksgiving and the free sample corps were offering morsels of delicious food so you would be tempted to buy more. As I walked down the aisle trying out samples I felt like Pacman.

“Take some home today” the sample-workers would say enticing.
CHOMP!

“Only one percent fat”.
CHOMP!

“With this coupon you can save money on these goodies! – try one!”
CHOMP!

“Try this spread – it is made of real lobster!”
CHOMP!

“This is marinated chicken,”
CHOMP!

“Real beef!”
CHOMP!

“Take some home!”
CHOMP!

Down at the other end of the long freezer was a lady handing out little baked breaded triangles with spinach in between. It looked good. She had a tray full of samples. As I got closer a lady pushing a shopping cart with kids following. Suddenly all the hands from the shopping cart were reaching for samples. One of left! Hah! I almost reached the sample lady when suddenly a hand snaked in from her other side and grabbed the last sample.

DAMN IT!!

She said she would have another batch ready in about five minutes. I wheeled up to the pharmacy area, looped around and browsed at merchandised, making sure to be back in five minutes. My timing was just right - she pulled another tray of steaming hot samples out of her Dutch oven.

CHOMP!

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