The other night I had an errand to run. On the way back home, I decided to stop at McDonald’s and get three of their chocolate chip cookies (that’s an order of them). The clerks always act a tiny bit annoyed that I only order $1.05 worth of food but, hey, they’re there to sell it to me and that was all I wanted.
When I got to the pick-up window, a surprise was waiting for me. The clerk said they only had two cookies so did I want a pie, a sundae, an ice cream cone or a … she rattled off a whole list of options. I decided on a cone since I know that’s the same price as the cookies. I thought she was listing choices I could have in place of my cookies.
I was almost stunned when I was handed a nice cone, a little fuller than usual I think, and the two cookies they had. What a sweet treat that was!