Free Beer

I was walking toward the subway station when I spotted some young campaign women on the corner handing out something. Owing to ongoing construction and a reduction in public space thanks to additions to the building, this has been a rare sighting.  In the past I have received cookies, pizza, crackers, tennis balls, subway tokens, five dollar gift cards to the book store, a blanket that my cat adopted as his own, gardening gloves, and a very small McSteamy/McDreamy T-shirt.

As I approached them, they asked if I would like a beer. I answered yes, and they gave me one.  That’s right, free beer.  Since drinking outside is illegal (though smoking pot is okay) I wasn’t really prepared for the promotion or maybe because I was really tired and not paying as much attention to my surroundings as I should have been.  I should have said that I needed two as I do not like to drink alone.  Quite a few people did not accept the beer.  I suppose had I been charming and smiled a lot, I could have had four.

Even though the Raptors are on, I cannot give you a full beer review at this time.  I am too tired and I do not want to write something I cannot fully support.

Sometimes I have to dig deep for Today’s Perfect Moment. Sometimes, I need quite a bit of reflection before making my decision.  Today was not one of those days.

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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2 Responses to Free Beer

  1. That beer looks good with its cool name and design. I worked for about a year in newspaper and promotions distribution – giving out all types of random free stuff to commuters and shoppers in a big city centre in France. It was good seeing smiles on faces most times and, yes, if someone was a bit charming and sweet you might be inclined to sneak them two offers – though it wasn’t allowed. It was good too because the team got to share out anything left over and take home.

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