D Day at Dunkin'
By ice rivers
Yesterday was D-Day which Donut makers seized upon to declare a national Donut Day. Dunkin' Donuts amongst other donut makers declared that everybody could get a free donut on donut day. We heard that news flash on the radio. Of course we wanted in on this.
We spent a great day at Sonnenbereg Gardens and then visited Canandaigua. On the way to those treaures we spotted several Dunkin' Donuts dens and figured we'd catch one of them on the bounce back home.
The nearest one to our crib on the bounce was in Victor.
Distracted by a Salvatores, we drove past the Victor Dunkin...' then had to turn into a driveway, back up into heavy traffic and make our way to the drive-thru. It was getting a little tense in the car.
A couple of free donuts would clear the air.
We hit the drive thru.
Lynn asked for a cinamon donut and a chocolate glazed. She reminded the voice from the window that today was "donut day" and we were supposed to get a freebie per. The voice said "we're out of cinnamon and you have to get a soft drink to get a donut"
"can we have a small diet coke?", asked Lynn
"We only sell bottles"said the voice.
"How much is a bottle" asked Lynn.
"A dollar ninety nine plus tax", said the voice.
An hour before Lynn and I had a little "disagreement" as to the amount of Diet Coke I had consumed during our trip and the cost of that Coke to my health.
Suddenly, we were looking at obtaining two more diet cokes that we didn't need or want in order to get two "free donuts" which were in effect costing us more than four bucks.
Instead, we ended up buying two donuts for $1.19 apiece.
As we were picking up our donuts we mentioned to the kid at the window that we had come here only to get the "free donuts" and what we got instead wasn't exactly free.
The kid said, "I agree with you. I just do what they tell me to do.'
The usual Nuremberg response.
Lynn said "they didn't mention anything about a mandatory soda purchase on the radio"
The kid sorta smiled and said " We're in cahoots with them. They own our company"
We sorta smiled and for the gazillionth time wondered exactly who "they" were.
Caught in one more donut hole.
Then I remembered the essential life lesson about donuts...never consider the hole in the donut but rather consider the donut as a whole.
And be grateful for D Day.