The Great Turkey-Buck
Three weeks ago I went back to same store. By golly, I was elated when my total came to
$40. 58. She did not give me a turkey buck. I said, do I get a turkey buck. She said, "No (silly, this simpleton's word) "you bought milk." Well I stammered, 'my family prefers that I give them milk rather than pepsi or coke for their meals." If I had had $4.00 worth of pop instead of milk the store would have rewarded me with a turkey buck.
In the two years before, come Christmas and Easter time, said store would put their turkeys on special for, sometimes $1.49, sometimes $1.99 per pound. AND they post that price per pound. Last year, along with my turkey bucks that I had collected I got an aprox. $20 dollar 10-lb turkey for $4.00. This year this store had their turkeys priced at $7.69 a kilogram. I asked the cashier, what is the price per pound for your turkeys. She looked at me in complete bewilderment and said that they only deal in kilograms not pounds. She posed the turkey per pound question to another worker in the store. Again a complete blank stare and an aura of bewilderment. They know nothing about pounds was the reply.
She offered to call the manager but I said "naw, don't bother." I'll take my $35.50, 4.617 kg turkey anyway. I gave her my 16 turkey bucks, some of which were donated by friends and relatives ( with the excited anticipation of a morsel of deep fried turkey in Da Shed) and left. By the way, they charged $3.50 per pound of turkey on Friday.
So come Easter weekend, our $35.50 turkey, which I could have gotten for half that price, turkey bucks and all, at the supermarket up the road, will be dipped down in the turkey fryer, and NO DOUBT, will be the subjest of dinner conversation next weekend.
As a lesson to be learned, I think I'll stop in to Coleman's only, and not both stores as Long Islanders are wont to do, always looking for the grocery 'bargains'on my way back from my next medical appointment or bank business trip at least until the sour taste of turkey buckes can be cleansed from my palate.
4.617 kg= 10 lbs 2.8599 oz our Easter turkey.