Friday, January 3, 2014

Follow the Sunbeams and random thoughts



Every morning I wait to see what the morning sun will highlight in my kitchen.


As I stood patiently waiting in the line at the grocery store, A very elderly man, much older than even ME, put three 12 packs of coke /soda on the belt. The cashier said these are on sale today buy 3 get one free.
He said I know, that is what I want to do. She said where is the one you want for free? you need a forth one.
He said "it's buy 3 get 1 free"
The cashier smiled and sent the bag boy to get the fourth one.


Chalk up one for the English Language  in the confusion column.
It made perfect sense when I was explaining it to Bob.
Buy 3 and get one free could mean, when you buy 3 one of them is free..

We were NOT in Wal-Mart and I wanted to say for the money you just spent you could have gotten 4 for 5 dollar less, any day of the week.


32 comments:

Snapper II said...

That makes perfect sense to me.

TexWisGirl said...

i like your window curtain topper. very pretty. and bob-old-man-and-the-sea, too.

Betty Manousos said...

really beautiful window curtain!
great photos, great play of light and shadow in these shots!

Madi and Mom said...

MS. We are so glad you patiently waited for the purrfect Sunni your kitchen! Buy 3 get one free...English like beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
Hugs
Madi and mom

LC said...

Lots of folks knock Walmart, but price definitely has its appeal for our budget-conscious household..

Terri Buster said...

Exactly! I love that last shot- very cool!

troutbirder said...

I can relate to his analysis...;)

photowannabe said...

Our language really can be a mystery .
Love your morning shadows and highlights.

I just can't get inspired to take any pictures lately.
Got to get my act together!!

Have a wonderful weekend Sandra.

S. Etole said...

Your morning light is lovely. And yes, the language can be confusing.

Mersad said...

Buy 3 get one free usually means what the old man understood. At least it's that way here.

Willow said...

Wow that last shot came out very cool !

Anita Johnson said...

I just wish the stores would make everything cheaper...so much easier!

Blackberry Lane said...

Love the sunshine's glow on that pretty curtain.

A Quiet Corner said...

Hmmm...forget the logic of the sales and where to buy things...I'll sticking to the shadows...SWEET!!!...:)JP

Loretta Thomas said...

Those sun beams are just perfect they cast a pretty pattern! What ever happened to cheaper prices... this was certainly not one if you do the math, huh?
Have a Sun filled Day!
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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The sunlight through the window casts beautiful patterns on the wall.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your window shots are beautiful! Love the last one, too.

I can understand the old guy's thinking, does that make me old, too?

Catherine said...

That is a bit confusing! LOL!
I must confess - I will usually pay a few dollars more if I can avoid going to Wal-mart. My MOST unfavorite store. Hate Wal-mart. :(
xo Catherine

Michaele said...

Better yet put 'em all back. That stuff is bad for you.

Gail said...

I'm easily confused.

Love the sun on the statue or bust or whatever you call. Miss the purple.

barbara l. hale said...

That could be confusing. But glad he got his fourth. Loving your sunshine!

Ann said...

I never thought of it possibly being interpreted that way. I haven't been buying much coke lately, it's gotten so expensive

SweetMarie said...

Love your valance, so pretty.
The old man had good reason to be confused. :)
Happy days to you!

Deb said...

I love that last photo...so cool....the English language is tricky,...and with all our dilects it makes it even worse...

Linda said...

Good for a kind check out lady!!
Love your sunshine and the way you spread it out for all of US to enjoy too!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the shot of Neptune, er I mean Bob, with the light reflecting on the wall behind him.

I guess I worked in the grocery trade too long, I had never thought of it that way. I suppose the correct wording would be "buy 3, get the 4th one free". If I were still in the business my notes would have read, B3GO.

EG CameraGirl said...

I wish the sun would shine here so I could see it come thorough my windows.

The English language sure is s funny, isn't it? I would hate to learn it as my second language. ;))

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The senior citizen has a cracking sense of humor. And technically he is absolutely right !

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hey?!!! That older gentleman is right in his way of thinking. Now that you brought it up!

Oh how I love the shadow cast of your bust. And the early morning light.

Pam :) said...

I love your curtain and the sunny shadows your blinds make.

Bogo is confusing for sure¡
:)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the sun coming through your window......

Rose said...

I hate to admit it, but it took a minute for the buy 3/one free thing to sink in!