You Have Happy Day

Koya Japan
Gad I am a cheap date.

Hey, I said "cheap DATE" not "cheapSKATE"!!!

Since I was dining solo tonight, I treated myself to some Japanese takeout before leaving the mall. Chicken Teriyaki with veges and fried rice... mmmmm. Enough food for two meals set me back a measly $ 5.69.

Okay. Maybe I possess an itty-bitty smidgen of cheapskatedness...

Domo Arigato!

As my pleasant but admittedly English-challenged server was wrapping it up for me, she stopped.

I had thought perhaps the order was wrong...

... but no, it was tossed, sizzled and steamed right in front of my hungry eyes, so I KNEW they got it correct.

My stomach growled as I wondered how much longer I would have to stand there.

She opened up the box again, gave me a big smile and plopped in a free springroll.

"You Have Happy Day!" she beamed and handed me the bag.

And so I did.

Man. I can be swayed for mere pennies.

Or whatever the hell a springroll goes for nowadays, apparently.

12 People would rather be commenting:

Drowsey Monkey said...

Freebies make me happy too :)

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Is there anything better?

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Sounds yummy! Glad you got an extra treat!! :-)

Janet said...

Yep, and you'll be back, too! There's a method to her madness! :-)

PG said...

solid little slice of life story. made me smile!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Heh heh, that would have got me too. One freebie and I'm a customer for life. :D

Irene said...

I ate one piece of toast too many last night and now my esophagus hurts, so the thought of food doesn't thrill me at all right now. Gatric bands do that to you.

Ann(ie) said...

Spring rolls make me happy, too. Most deep fried items do. 8)

JD at I Do Things said...

Ah, the simple pleasures of life. Delicious, greasy takeout and a free eggroll. There's nothing better.

Is it wrong to want takeout at 8 AM?

JD at I Do Things

Maureen said...

Drowsey Monkey: Yeah.. what's not to love about free stuff?

Ed: Not much!

Jill: Their food is soooo good. It's takeout that is actually approved by the Heart and Stroke people.

Janet: Oh, I am already a loyal customer.

PG: Good! :) Me too.

Jo: Ain't it the truth!

Irene: Oh, yuck. Sorry to hear that.

Ann(ie): I know! I love deep fried stuff too. Especially when it's free!

JD: Not wrong at all. If I didn't give my leftovers to daughter, I'm sure I would have been digging into it again the next morning too.

Jeff said...

A "happy day" sounds so much more... er, HAPPY than saying "good day." I'm going to start using that phrase too! Although I may toss in the extra modifier.

Vegas Princess said...

Great, now I want some. I am going to have to go get some Chinese or Japanese food to ensure I have a happy day.

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