Wednesday, July 23, 2008

fluid ounces

The new Weigel's on Middlebrook Pike was open on Sunday but it wasn't "grand open" yet. My wife and I went there after church intending to buy a gallon of our preferred brand of milk. As I put the jug on the counter, I saw a notice that it would go on sale the next day when the grand opening celebration began. Why pay $3.99 when it would cost $2.99 in 24 hours? I put the milk back in the case. My son could pick up a discounted gallon on his way home from swim team practice on Monday. If we time it right, we should be able to get three gallons before the sale price expires this coming Sunday.

The grand opening flyer also promised discounted gasoline on Wednesday. My wife and I both topped off our tanks today for only $3.69 a gallon. While I was there I picked up another jug of milk too, even though we won't need it until tomorrow. A news photographer from WATE 6 approached several drivers as we filled up. He asked if I would answer a question on camera. To the surprise of absolutely no one, I agreed. My sound bite turned up on the 5:00 p.m. news. As he described the grand opening promotion, Gene Patterson said "Lots of people there taking advantage including a local radio personality from Star 102.1." Thanks Gene!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank is the sexiest man alive, i want to marry you

Blogger bean said...

so your media label was just "driver?". that is weak. why not "thrifty tennessean" or something cool?

i got to be "jello fan" one time on the news when i lived in san francisco.

Blogger Meaghan said...

You're hair looked funny on TV. Good thing they mentioned you as a radio personality.

Blogger Mr. Kazinec said...

I don't know why exactly but in Vonore the gas is $3.65 - $3.69 and has been for the last week. Seeing how I commute from Madisonville to Oak Ridge and La Follette on a daily basis it is very convenient for me. They need to get you back to the mornings, the show isn't the same without your strange and random comments and insight.


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