Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Near Miss

NYC is dangerous.

First I want to say - I really do try to save money. I truly do. As such this morning I decided to go to Duane Reade and buy cans of Diet Coke to keep at my desk. I was going to buy a six pack. It's cheaper than spending like $4 a day on soda.

I suppose the real solution is giving it up entirely but I am not there yet.

I walked into the store and went to grab a basket. They were stacked about 7 feet high.

And they almost came crashing down on top of me. Shook me up a bit. Then there was much drama with the cashiers helping me pick them up. Craziness.

Then I saw that they had 2 12 packs for $7. Score! I only have to walk a block so it wouldn't be so bad. As I loaded 2 packs into the basket of death one of the cashiers let me know they don't have any shopping bags.

Really Duane Reade?

So I wound up at McDonald's buying a $2 fountain soda.

It seemed more dramatic when it happened than it does when I recounted it!

Anyway - here's something I know is not all that exciting. My breakfast:

Back at lunch. If I avoid further calamities that is.


  1. How could they not have shopping bags? What is that about???

  2. It is not the first time this has happened to me either. When I shop closer to home I typically bring reusable bags with me but not when I'm on my way to work. It's fine. I walked out and bought nothing. I'm sure they'll live without my 7 bucks but it's really ridiculous.