Friday, June 1, 2012
Okay, I saw something on the internet this morning that made me very happy. And then very sad. It's National Donut Day! That's the happy part (if you like donuts). And you can get a FREE donut at Krispy Kreme today! That's the sad part. We don't have Krispy Kreme. The closest Krispy Kreme to us is about 45 minutes away. As much as I would like a free Krispy Kreme donut, I will not drive 45 minutes to get one. It would probably take three gallons of gas, round-trip. At $4.25 (that's what I paid this morning), my free donut would cost me $12.75. That's probably not worth it. Right? And if I drove all that way to get a free Krispy Kreme donut, I certainly wouldn't want to waste my trip so I would more than likely buy an extra dozen to bring home. I'm not sure what that would cost me, but I imagine about $7-$8 -- does that sound right? So, my free donut would actually cost me more like $20.
I could do a lot with $20. I could go to a movie. Twice. I could buy four boxes of cereal. Or I could buy three boxes of cereal and two gallons of milk (cuz you can't have cereal without milk). I could rent about 15 movies for a day from Redbox. I could pay for one-third of a haircut. I could buy 26 rolls of toilet paper.
So, I won't get my free Krispy Kreme donut today. But that's okay. I'll get a psychological high from saving $20!
Happy National Donut Day (which really sounds stupid).