Subject: The Free Roasts
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Tues Jan 5, 1999 at 7:38PM

They had a special on meat at the Shoprite today

Buy one rump roast, and another comes your way
So I promptly picked up the two juiciest-looking joints
And then, found at the checkout, I had to make a point

For although both were on sale, and part of the deal
The two I'd picked up ... later became quite a steal
For they weren't both those rump roasts, you see ...
So neither of them qualified for buy one, get one free

Well ... they would have if I'd picked up a pair of either
But since I'd picked up different cuts, they both were neither
Which didn't make any sense at all, since both cuts had deals
But the register saw them both as different cuts (couldn't feel)

So, after hesitating just a little when asked for eighty bucks
I made the point that if both were two-for-one, why the fuss?
To which the supervising clerk then cracked register with key
Deducting forty ... so I wound up getting BOTH joints for free!!!

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
7:27pm Tuesday, Jan. 5th, 1998