9:24 a.m. - 2005-03-02
I am happy to say I finally finished “Trojan Odessy” by Clive Cussler. Another instalment in the “Dirk Pitt”(registered trademark) adventures.
Funny story here - A couple of weeks ago I was going over my grocery receipt from Safeway. I was doing a little comparison-shopping, but I ALWAYS find that Safeway is more expensive. (I really don’t know why I shop there other than it’s the closest, largest grocery to us). I also like to check the receipt to make sure they’ve charged me for the right item.
As I looked over the bill, I saw that they broke items into categories, i.e. bakery, deli, taxable sundries, etc. Well under the “Taxable Sundries” I see that it says “Trojan O…….. $11.99”. My first thought was … what is “Trojan O?”. I didn’t by anything called a Trojan!! . . .
!!!!Oh wait!!!! – they charged me for Trojan Condoms instead of something else.
“Honey! Look at this. Safeway charged me for condoms.” I bellow down the hall to me sweety.
“I didn’t buy Condoms. We don’t need Condoms. I’d better go down there and talk to these people. Honey – you go down and talk to them. I don’t want to discuss condoms with our grocery people.” I say as hubby and I meet in the hall to look at the receipt together.
He laughed and said “You made the purchase – you go talk to them. Are you sure it is condoms? Trojan Condoms probably run about that price . . . I think … I don’t know. I’ve never bought . . .” his voice trails off.
Well, I was in a quandary. I didn’t really want to go confront our grocery people over condoms. That’s the seriously passive person in me. But 12 bucks is 12 bucks – that’s equal to at least 2 bags of cookies, or a good magazine!
WAIT!!! That’s it!!!! Light bulb goes off in brain – the new book I bought is called Trojan Odyssey, and it would be classified as a taxable sundry. Confrontation is averted.
Loud, long belly laughs are emitted from hubby’s body. Long, sharp dagger looks are emitted from wife’s body language.
Now – weeks later, I can laugh at the situation. And I’m glad to say I used my Trojan wisely!