Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Best Seven Bucks

This week we went grocery shopping, and I saw a huge bin of seedless watermelons. (Is the plural for watermelon spelled with an "s" or is it just watermelon...hmm..) Since it's starting to feel like summer, and Memorial Day was just last Monday, I knew that we NEEDED to buy one. As I was looking them over, Anne said, "I don't think we need one THAT big." I replied, "This one's not the biggest one, but we don't want it to be too small, there's five of us for pete's sake!" She rolled her eyes and said, "Put it in the cart." I was so excited about it, that I didn't even look at the price. (That might be a first) :) As we checked out, I realized that it rang up $6.98. Walking out of the store I said to my family, "Seven Bucks! That better be one GOOD watermelon!" After dinner, it was finally time to carve it up. I realized that all five of us were only going to eat about a quarter of it in one sitting. Okay, maybe it was bigger than we needed. (She's right again, yeah, yeah, yeah...) We started eating and it really did taste GOOD. We were all eating and making noises like mmm, yum, etc. when one of my daughters asked, "Is this the best seven bucks you've ever spent?!" The question took me by surprise. I mean, it was good and all, but was it the BEST SEVEN BUCKS ever? I'm still not sure. But if not, then what was the best seven bucks I've ever spent? I have thought about it way longer than I should, and I can't think of one thing that I've ever spent seven bucks for that was any better. So I guess I'm going to have to conclude that that watermelon truly was the BEST SEVEN BUCKS EVER! I'm curious, what was the best seven bucks you ever spent?

9 comments:

mylifeisepic said...

mmm...watermelon.

Well, I bought a $7 "Best of Yanni" cd that just rocked my world... :)

Jaime Kent said...

Hands down best seven bucks ever spent I was 13 and I bought my first Police album, I mean tape.

Aubrey said...

Dude! Have you tried the chocolate chip cookie dough pizza at double dave's? Holy Schmoley... and it's only $5.41 after tax. YOU LIKE?!!

Melissa Lee said...

Six Flags over Texas.
August.
103 degrees in the shade.
I was hot.
I was tired.
And I wanted to go home.
And I bought a souvenier cup filled to the brim with Coca-Cola. Best seven bucks I ever spent in my life.

Thomas Clay said...

I paid a friend $7 to take my "Best Of Yanni" CD....

Best seven bucks I ever spent...

Jim R said...

My first Bucs - Packers game ! 1976

Mark Lunsford said...

@jim r- Wow, an NFL game for seven bucks!

Mentioning that makes me remember the time you took me to the Bears vs. Bucs in the final game of the strike shortened '82 season. It was an exciting finish and the Bucs won with a game ending field goal to go 5-4 and qualify for the playoffs. That was a great memory! Little did we know that it would be 15 YEARS before the Bucs would sniff the playoffs again.

Cheryl W said...

I've spent 7 bucks on a lot of things I'm sure, but I can't really single out one thing. I do know that a good watermelon is sometimes hard to find (we had a good one on Memorial Day, too) and if you enjoyed it that's all that counts. We've also spent money on bad, mushy watermelons, yes that is the plural, which is very disappointing.

chrisf said...

Easy! 8/10/1991. Wedding Night. She wanted some iced tea. I called room service and ordered a pitcher. $6.99 (plus tip) for enough tea for about 1 1/2 glasses.