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"Down the Drain With Jane"
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008

Who ever said, “There’s no such thing as a free cookie/lunch,” was right! There’s always a “Catch 22” to everything. Including cookies, lunches, government handouts and etc...

They give kids free cookies at the bakery department. However, no one not even a kid can eat just one cookie, so mom buys a two dozen box. When you go to a function and you get free cookies, wait until the next function, when you’ll be asked to bring six dozen cookies.

We all appreciate when someone buys our lunch. But, then one feels like they do have to repay the giver and will soon be buying their lunch. When they paid for your hamburger and fries and you have to pay for their steak and fries, becomes a whole different story!

The government often gives us handouts (incentives), but yep, you’re going to have to pay for that and most likely double that of what you received.

Always got tickled when the kids went to the dentist and they would give them a toy out of the “Treasure Chest,” if they were good and also a free tooth brush. They were delighted at the free goodies, but mom and dad’s bill included the toy and new tooth brush. Of course they don’t put it on the bill, but it’s in there! Believe me, it’s in there. And just to think that, if you hadn’t have bought all those cookies there might not have been a need for the dentist in the first place!

Buy one and get one free! So, now you know the markup on that item. When someone can give you one free if you buy one at the regular price, come on!!!!!! However, if you can store ten boxes of paper towels, you might get a better price on buying a big lot! But, where are you going to put all that “STUFF?”

P.S. Maybe no PS’s this week, still trying to recuperate from last weeks. Go figure!

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