After having dinner at Pajo’s, I needed to make a stop at 7-Eleven to buy a bus pass for the month of August. It’s kind of depressing having to spend $110 on your birthday, but that’s what happens when it’s on the very last day of the month.
I went in and asked the clerk for a two zone monthly bus pass for August. He then informed me that they had sold out for the day. I was confused. How do they sell out of August bus passes before August even arrives? Then he said they had some in a locked box that only the manager could open and that the manager wasn’t there. He told me they would be available if I came back the following morning. Except the following morning, it would be August, hence I would require the use of the bus pass to get there. Fail.
Before I left, I told him that I’d read online that you get a free slurpee on the day of your birthday. He thought I was talking about the free slurpee day on July 11th and said that it had already happened. So I clarified and he said “Oh, it’s your birthday?” I’m not sure if he completely understood me, but he said I could go get a slurpee. Which I did. I asked if he wanted to see ID but he said it was fine. So I got a free white out monutain dew slurpee.
I’m not sure if I was supposed to get it or not, or if he just let me take it because of the lack of bus passes along with the lack of understanding me. But I have read online that free birthday slurpees really are a thing. I guess it just helps if they disappoint you in some way by not having the thing you originally came in for. I didn’t really even want it that much, so I just had a bit and gave the rest to my brother. Because I’m a nice person.
As for the bus pass, I went to a different 7-Eleven a couple blocks away, where they still had them in stock. I probably could have tried to get another free slurpee from this location as well, but I didn’t want to be greedy. One free birthday slurpee is plenty enough.