I was standing in line at the counter of the mini-mart where I get gas, waiting to pay for my fountain drink. If you keep the foam cup from your initial purchase (mine was a 44 ouncer) they let you get refills for just 88 cents as opposed to the regular price of $1.50.
Hey, I’ve always said I was cheap so don’t look so surprised.
There was only one person in front of me, a girl of about 19 or 20, blonde, fairly tall (which is relative since I’m only 5′ 3″), and quite slim. She didn’t have anything in her hand when I got in line behind her but, somewhat impulsively it seemed, she reached over and grabbed a little bottle of 5 Hour Energy drink, the kind they keep prominently displayed right next to the register.
I always thought the only people who bought those were balding overweight truckers who were trying to stay awake on the long haul from El Paso to Houston.
Then, she said something to the clerk, who turned around and grabbed a pack of Marlboro cigarettes from behind her and plunked it down next to the bottle. I think the combined total of her purchases came to around $8.00 and change.
She paid for her items and headed for the door. I paid for my industrial strength drum of Diet Coke/Diet Dr. Pepper custom mix and did the same.
I passed her on the way out, standing with, I’m assuming, her boyfriend at the back of the store. He was about her age, height and build.
So, now I think I know the secret to staying thin:
…..ought to just about do it.
Don’t you think?