I bought a pint jar of Talenti gelato tonight, when I went to the grocery store with my friend (on purpose to get ice cream).
I also bought bananas, though, which reminded her to get bananas for herself.
But we headed to the ice creams after we ha deselected our bananas…
And they did not have a single vanilla gelato with chocolate chips (stracciatella in Italian).
That’s a normal flavor here – it’s not like it is some exotic flavor.
And yet, for the second time this month, a grocery store didn’t have it.
And I don’t just mean they were out of it.
I think they didn’t even have it as a item that is stocked.
So, anyway, I saw in the back a Peppermint Bark one, which looked to be exactly the same as what I wanted, just plus peppermint.
So, I got it.
At the checkout, I was confused when my total showed up as $3.26.
I knew the Talenti were on sale, but that was only to four dollars and something… how was this possible?
And then I saw $3.96 on the receipt, and thought, “Oh, it was just a little extra discounted, and probably because it was a Christmas flavor they’re trying to get out,” thinking that that was the price of the Talenti.
And then, as I began to explain to my friend that my Talenti was extra discounted from the other discounts, comparing it to the listed $5.25 regular price, I saw that the $3.96 was listed as “Savings” on the receipt.
Finally, it all clicked:
The bananas cost $.89 and $1.06 (two small bunches), the Talenti was discounted $3.96 and actually cost $1.32, and my total bill was $3.26.
Basically, even though I had intended to wait a little bit longer before having gelato – my shorts are quite as loose as I had wanted, but they are loose enough that I noticed a huge difference already, and was comfortable with my extreme progress in the past two weeks – this ended up being the perfect time to have it: I saved four dollars by having it now instead of later, and I didn’t even have to drive myself to and from the store. 😛
It ended up being delicious, and the price just made it more enjoyable after the fact, reminding me that it was perfect to have it tonight.
So, basically, I had a lovely night in which my friend and I walked her dog for a really long and absolutely lovely walk in the early evening, ending just after sunset, and then we went and got ice cream, and we hung out for a lot time for the first time in a while, and it was just all around awesome (even though I got like five mosquito bites just before we got back home, and even though I was freezing riding home in my shorts that had been perfect with the sun up).