Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Free Cookie

"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?

Free cookies?

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.

1 comment:

  1. One of the fondest memories of my childhood when going to elementary school was stopping by this old lady's house (I think she was a widow) on the way home from school. She always had a cookie for us.
    I've forgotten a lot about those years (over sixty years ago - late 1940's), my God has it been that long?) but that is one thing I have never forgotten. Her kindness and how good that cookie tasted.
    You're right Liberty, a cookie works every time.