Free? I’m There!

The college held a vendor fair
So I was there.
Cos when it comes to cool free stuff
Can’t get enough!
It’s really mostly useless crap
But it’s a trap…
I’m victim to, it seems to me,
The lure of “Free!”

Yup… I wrote that with a free pen, on a free pad of paper, while waiting to get more free stuff–yes, pens and paper, and post-its and highlighters and disinfecting wipes and lip balm… the whole lot of it thisclose to useless, but dammit it was free!

On the plus side, I did also get a free flu shot, so there’s that.

So the moral of today’s story… if the sign says “Free”, just walk away. Oh, and get your flu shot–you owe that one to yourself and your community.


  1. Trebuchet says

    I got my flu shot (high-dose for me) and pneumonia shot last week. My arms still a little sore but it’s well worth it.

    I’ve been fighting the lure of free stuff for decades now. Not very successfully, however.

  2. Pliny the in Between says

    I can’t help it. I am a sucker for ‘shiny’. I know that the free stuff is just like one of those lures that sprouts from the head of a deep sea angler, drawing one close enough to be consumed by the toothy maw of marketing, but alas, the heart does what it does.

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