© 2013 Aaron Atkinson

Bargain Shopper

Me: They’ll never take it. This Kohl’s cash has almost been expired for an entire week.

Laura: At least try it. You never know.

At the register.

Guy at the Register: Well this $10 in Kohl’s cash is five days past it’s expiration, but it’s close enough and since I can tell that you’re a loyal customer, so I’ll go ahead an honor it this time.

Me: Thanks!

In the parking lot walking to the car. Laura starts to giggle.

Me: What’s so funny?

Laura: That was like taking candy from a baby… it’s close enough… next time let’s go in there with some counterfeit money… oh, it’s got a president on it… close enough.

Me: You sure do get strangely gleeful when you find a bargain.

She’s still giggling.



  1. Karen Birkby
    Posted November 5, 2013 at 2:55 am | #

    wish that would work for me. I don’t know how many Kohl’s cash I’ve wasted. Maybe I should just give them to you!
    Larry says to tell you that not all men on money are presidents, unless you know which president Ben Franklin was! 🙂
    On an editorial note: its vs it’s

  2. Aaron Atkinson
    Posted November 6, 2013 at 3:30 am | #

    Karen, just bring Laura with you and have her bat her eyes at the guy at the checkout. Tell Larry thanks for the update on Ben Franklin. Consider this Canadian kid (and his wife) educated. Was Ben Franklin the apple/gravity guy, the key/kite guy, the Alamo guy, or the one if by land two if by sea guy? 😉

  3. Gunner
    Posted November 22, 2013 at 12:57 am | #

    How do you know it’s just like taking candy from a baby? Have you actually taken candy from a baby?

  4. Aaron Atkinson
    Posted November 22, 2013 at 6:24 pm | #

    Just that one time, Brad.I swiped a candy bar from a baby named Ruth.

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