Late last night Tony ran out of cigarettes, he has been buying by the packs and trying to quit smoking. I had mentioned that if he is not going to quit that he is wasting his money because by the pack is more expensive that buying by the carton. When you pay over five dollars for each pack you end up paying over fifty dollars for a carton but if you buy the carton as a whole its just a little over thirty dollars.
He decided to buy a carton. because he just cannot stoop smoking.
Tony asked ” do you want anything?”.
I said ” Yes, I would like some candied pecans, if they are out get me one of those single serve pecan pies” and I gave him twenty dollars.
When Tony came home he handed me a plastic bag and I looked inside because it was heavy. What I seen was a cherry fruit pie and a chocolate pie, a pack of whole cashews. I was thinking ” Where are the pecans?” so I asked.
He said he figured I would like that better. I said ” I do not eat the same pies you do and those are salted cashews, all your favorites”.
He got mad, put his shoes back on and went back to the store and brought back a single serve pecan pie.
Now fast forward to this morning.
I woke early and I tried not to make noise when I was making coffee so not to wake Tony, I have no idea what time he went to bed.
He finally woke up and after a little while he said ” I just figured you did not want to pay $2 for one of those small pies”.
I said ” Those Cashews were $2 and I have never liked those fruit pies that are dipped in sugar, I told you wanted pecan anything”
After I minute I said ” let me put it this way, if you sent me after a pack of cigarettes and I brought back snuff you would not be happy”.
He replied with” thats not the same”.
I said ” Yes it is, its nicotine. I wanted pecans or pecan pie and you brought back fruit pie and cashews, pie and nuts”.
I ended the conversation.
Later he came back here to the office and said ” I am sorry, you are right, I should have just bought the pecans”.
By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry