Money laundering

Sometimes all you can do is laugh.

Memorial Day weekend, I decided to take advantage of the sales and finally purchase a wine cooler. I have all these great bottles of wine that I just toss in the closet. If I’m going to spend all this money on wine, I should really store it at the proper temperature.

So I picked out a 12 bottle cooler at Best Buy. I thought about getting a bigger one, but really, I don’t want to have more than 12 bottles of wine lying around. It is just too much of an investment. So I went small.

Tall And Lanky Kinda Skanky gave me a gift card a year ago. I keep meaning to use it but haven’t. And then at some concert I received a card for another $10 off. I looked in the usual places for the cards, but came up empty. Then I searched those places again. And then I searched the mess on my table. And then I looked in places where they weren’t going to be.

I looked everywhere. My condo isn’t really that big, and there aren’t that many places to hide.

After a weekend of searching, I gave up. I bought the cooler while it was still on sale, but would have liked to get the $30 off.

Tonight I went to do laundry. When I opened the washing machine, I was surprised to see that my overalls and painting shirt were in there and smelly. I’d washed them a week ago, but forgot to dry them. So I threw them in the dryer for a while and put another load of laundry in the washer.

When it was time to move the load to the dryer, I took out the smelly overalls and shirt, realizing I’m going to have to wash them again. I cleaned out the lint trap. That is when I noticed that there was paper stuck in the lint trap. I wondered what it was.

I pulled the clothes from the washer and put them in the dryer. That is when I saw a little piece of plastic with Best Buy and $10 on it. And then I saw the gift card on the bottom.

I shook my head and snorted at the absurdity of it all.


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