||[May. 20th, 2006|09:58 pm]
So today I went into Pizza for Less to pick up our order with the coupon my grandmother had given me to use. |
The lady at the register (I think she was a general manager) looked at it and said, "This coupon is six years old."
I said, "What? My grandmother has lost her mind."
She said, "I'll honor it this once, since there's no expiration date. But I'm losing big-time on this - this coupon was put out before we even started making extra-large pizzas. So I'll honor it this time, but not again."
"Okay," I said as I looked at the reciept. We got 3 4-topping extra-large pizzas for $20. That would normally run around $50 - $60.
"Although, here, take it [the coupon]," she said. "In the future, take it to Dominoes. They still honor our coupons."
As I left, I thought, 'Wow, that was really nice of her to give up a little bit of possible business in the future so that we would get a better deal.' But then I realized - she might have been giving up a little bit of profit, but she was making sure that her competitors outright lost money. I said as much to my grandfather, and added,
"That woman is ruthless!"
"Not as ruthless as your grandmother."