The other day my mom and I were out shopping when my dad called saying he wanted us to stop for some Taco Bell tacos on the way home. We went through the drive-thru and my mom saw this deal: 12 tacos for only $10. Mind you, I wasn't hungry, nor was she. But still, this deal screamed out to her. Our dialogue went something like this:
"Look babe, maybe we should get this deal. 12 tacos for only 10 bucks."
"Mom, I don't think Dad needs 12 tacos."
"Well, yeah but he'll probably want like three, plus maybe one for me and one for you."
"We're not really hungry."
"Yeah, but we might want just one. So if we get those five it's gonna be around 5 bucks anyway. We might as well get the deal."
I paused for a second, thought through that, and replied,
"Yep. Let's pay twice as much to get WAY more than we need. We are so American."
5 years ago