Shopping Irony


Life is funny. I stopped off at the grocery store yesterday because I thought Cliff Bars were on sale.  It turns out I was completely wrong and only discovered that after scouring the store looking for them.  While I resisted buying other (will call it replaced anger rather than displaced anger) treats, I was not particularly happy when I got home and rechecked the flyers to understand my mistake.

I have to admit that I have become addicted to these tings and eat a few every week. They are calorie laden, but delicious.  When I am riding my bike I like to have a couple on hand because “bonking” (having a complete loss of energy while riding) is horrible.  Having no energy while teaching is equally bad, and no amount of coffee and bitterness towards students and management can overcome that.

Oddly enough, one of my students was eating a Cliff Bar. She volunteered the information that they were on sale at the corner.  I went to the store on the way home and happily discovered that the sale price was even cheaper than I had been expecting the night before.  What that means is my stupidity (or lack of smarts when it comes to reading the fliers) actually saved me a couple of bucks.

I guess we can slap the tag of irony on that one.  And no, I wouldn’t be laughing is it had happened the other way around.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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6 Responses to Shopping Irony

  1. Anthony says:

    A visitor to my house wondered why they were all chocolate. “Don’t they make other flavours?”
    Sure they do……but…..isn’t it obvious? I like chocolate.

  2. Amy Reese says:

    You got to have those all important snacks. I’m glad you finally got some and on sale! I need to start shopping with coupons.

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