gingerbread vindication

About three weeks ago, Max and I were in the car on our way to Braum's for an ice cream cone. On the way there, I happened to mention how a colleague of mine was bragging that she never had to buy her own drink in college, pretty girl that she was. With that conversation fresh on our minds, we ordered our cones from the man behind the counter.
Max ordered first. As the man was serving his ice cream, I noticed a bit of an effeminite vibe to him.
Then I ordered. I was sadly disappointed that I only got about HALF of the amount he gave Max. Either he was gay, or I wasn't pretty. So I decided he was gay. I shot him and Max dirty looks as I ate my pitiful little ice cream cone.
Fast forward to this past Sunday. I had been bugging Max all weekend about the pumpkin donuts from Dunkin' Donuts and just how awesome they were. So when we passed a Dunkin' Donuts on the way home from church on Sunday, I convinced him to stop.
I ordered a pumpkin donut from the young man behind the counter. Max ordered chocolate creme. We paid for our purchase.
But just as we were about to leave, I noticed that there were GINGERBREAD donuts on the rack. And sometimes I have issues censoring myself, so I blurted out: (with a noticeable tinge of excitement and urgency)
"GINGERBREAD DONUTS!!! I didn't know you made those!!"
The young man behind the counter asked if I wanted to try one.
"Oh, but... we already paid," I said.
"That's okay." And then he slipped a free gingerbread donut into our bag.
And that gingerbread donut was delicious... and not just because it was free!
(Oh, and if you're wondering, I did share the free donut with Max. There's no sense ticking off the person who cooks your meals...)


ClosedOnSunday said...

Sounds like you're the prettiest girl in Dunkin Donuts! Hahaha. The ice cream cone thing would have bugged me too.

Clix said...

*grin* Sometimes it's more about the ASKING than anything.

Elissa said...

Waitresses and some waiters are always refilling my husbands drink 10 times more than mine. I feel like saying "I'm the one who carries the tip money! A little love over here please."
I myself am a Thank You-holic. I say thank you so much it's a little embarrassing. But once in a while you get free stuff for being polite and friendly.
If my face was my fortune I'd be in some serious trouble;)

Mrs. Fine said...

haha. I do hope that you snagged a pumpkin spice latte to accompany the donut treat?!

Sarah Garb said...

Woah! Gingerbread donuts?? I didn't know they made those either! I might just have to go bat my eyelashes over at my nearest Dunkin' Donuts ;) Way to go on the free treat!

Anonymous said...

We get free DINNERS by fainting and throwing up, and having the ambulance come!!

Anonymous said...


Charlotte said...

I don't think I have ever gotten anything for free. Maybe I should try using my husband on the more effeminate cashiers.

Shell said...

Cute enough for a free donut! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Once I got a free sprite at Arby's in Maine: I was reaching for my coin purse for the $1.29 that I owed, and the guy shook his head and was like, "uh-uh. it's ok. we do this all the time." Matt, however, had to pay for his snack.

Matt still won't forgive me on that one. :)
It must be our Mom's good looks and our Dad's charm!

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