"If you visit our website and complete the survey, you will receive a free cookie with your next purchase."
After my son's swim practice, he had decided that he wanted a sandwich from Subway and this was how our server said goodbye.
She offered the alluring potential of a free cookie.
This got me thinking.
Isn't that what life is all about?
I can't think of a better way to lighten a moment or secure a friendship other than bringing out a tasty and moderately-sized baked morsel.
"Hey, Brother. Care for a cookie?'
"Yo Dog. Cookie comin' your way."
"Check it. I got you a cookie."
Unless someone is diabetic or allergic, a cookie is the perfect olive branch to extend in times of distress.
"Sorry I slept with your mother. Would you like a cookie?"
"Say, man. I pawned your class ring a couple of months ago and blew the money on drugs. Here's a cookie."
Yeah, I can't think of any circumstance where a free cookie is not going to work.