Sunday, April 20, 2008

Free Chow!

The economy is slowing down. It's an ongoing topic on evening news shows and talk radio. Last night, I saw it for myself.
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We went to an Arizona Diamondbacks game. Taco Bell has an deal with the team that it will give everyone in attendance gets a free Chalupa if the D-Backs score 8 runs or more in a game. This deal has been ongoing for years.

The Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 3 to 10. When we left the game, Chalupa coupons were being handed out at the exit.

In past years, people seemed indifferent to the Chalupa deal. Upon leaving the stadium, some would take their coupons, and some wouldn't. Many would just drop them on the ground or in the nearest trash can. Life was good, and they simply couldn't be bothered with a free stuffed taco/burrito thing. After all, they're having brunch at the club in the morning.

This often worked to our advantage. The boys would sweep in and pluck discarded coupons off the sidewalk. At one point, Q had about 10 Chalupa coupons in the console of his car.

But last night was different. The stadium workers couldn't pass out those coupons fast enough. Everybody wanted one. Nobody was throwing them away. These coupons were being treated like gold.

I guess after having spent $3.30 per gallon on gas to get to the ballpark, $10 on parking, and $8 on beer, there was concern as to where tomorrow's lunch might come from.

2 comments:

baseball widower said...

Note from baseball widower:
When giving the score of a game, you don't say the Diamaondbacks beat the Padres 3 to 10, you say the Diamondbacks beat the Padres 10 to 3. You have so much to learn.

-BBW

the grammer police said...

When giving the score of a game, you don't say the Diamaondbacks beat the Padres 3 to 10, you say the Diamondbacks beat the Padres 10 to 3.

Isn't making fun of others' linguistic faux pas fun? Anyway, the rules of correct baseball scoring grammer don't apply to me. :-)~

You have so much to learn.


And you, BBW, have so much to learn about how not to piss off your wife. Now go take the kids to Taco Bell. I'll even let you have my Chalupa coupon.