Yesterday was free taco day, as any faithful reader of this blog already knows. I hope that you were able to get your freebie. I certainly collected my
one four. How was I able to multiply my free tacos, you ask? Simple...
The free taco promotion ran from 2pm to 6pm yesterday. My shift at work ended at 5pm. I hit the road immediately, as I was plagued with worry about enormous taco-craving crowds. With only an hour of promotion left, I recognized that a mob of people might actually prevent me from enjoying a free taco. So I located the six Taco Bell locations that lie generally near my evening commute, and I devised a plan that if one Taco Bell was swarmed, I would simply pass it up and take my chances at the next.
As fortune would have it, the first Taco Bell I visited was almost empty. I grabbed my taco to go and hit the road. As I passed the second Taco Bell on my depth chart, I noticed that it had a long drive through line, but almost nobody in the dining area itself. With my second free taco in hand, I discovered the third Taco Bell was just as populated as the second.
I now had a trio of tacos. The fourth Taco Bell on the list was the first I skipped. There was a ton of traffic leading up to and around it, but some of it was likely due to utility work blocking a lane as well as the usual afternoon swarm of people trying to get on the highway. I turned off and evaluated my next options. The fifth Taco Bell was also the most out of the way. With three tacos in hand already, I decided it probably wasn't worth the time. The sixth Taco Bell was closest to home, but also the busiest one I actually visited. Nevertheless, I stuck it out and received my fourth and final free taco.
Remarkable restraint, no? Out of six possible Taco Bells, I only went to four. You might also think that four tacos would take an eternity to eat. Not so, as I am fully capable of scarfing down a taco in thirty seconds:
"You are going to have the worst indigestion tomorrow."
"That happens every time anyone eats Taco Bell."