Down there at the corner of happy and healthy—the Walgreens on Madison Avenue here in Covington—in the middle of the store, there’s a big ass display for Ramen Noodle Soup. You can get four packs of the chicken flavor variety for a dollar. The display is right next to the display for various types of toothpaste. You can get a tube of it for only a buck.
Actually when it comes to the noodles, I’m lying now. Up until last week, you could get four packs of it for a dollar. Now you can only get three.
“What’s going on with the Ramen Noodles?” I asked a clerk.
“Nothing,” she said.
“Last time I was in here you could get four packs of it for a dollar,” I said. “Now, it’s three packs for a dollar.”
“That’s still a good deal,” she replied.
“No it’s not,” I said. “Even at four packs for a dollar, you can get it cheaper at Kroger.”
“I don’t set the prices, sir,” she said.
“The beef Ramen Noodles taste better than the chicken,” I said. “Did you know that?”
“I wouldn’t know, sir,” she said, sounding annoyed.
“The shrimp flavor noodles tastes like cardboard,” I said. The clerk didn’t answer back.
I grabbed a tube of dollar toothpaste—which was right next to the Ramen Noodles—and left.
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