September 21, 2010.
It’s getting to be that time. You know, time for us to start thinking about heading south. There’s been a pleasant chill in the evening and some leaves on the deck in the morning. These harbingers of the impending fall are nice but not really the queue that heralds the imminence of our departure. For us it’s the yearly sale at Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits.
For 3 days every September, the Bay Ridge liquor store has a great sale. Everything in the store is sold at cost, plus $1. Bargain. Today was the first day of the sale and we were in the line waiting outside for the store to open.
The store doesn’t open until 0900 so Christy called her boss Maggie to tell her why we were gonna be late for work. Next thing I knew, Maggie was standing there next to us in line. I told you, it’s an important event.
We were about tenth in line and by opening time there were easily a hundred people behind us. Once the doors opened Christy, Maggie and I all grabbed shopping carts and headed off in different directions. I headed for the bargain rum isle and a bargain it was. The half gallon bottle of the rum I enjoy were $8.60 and before I knew it, all 25 bottles on the shelf were in my cart. Score!
Not to be outdone, when I reached the checkout Christy was directly behind me with 130 litres of various boxed wines. Toss in a couple of bottles of coconut rum and a pair of faux Grand Marnier’s and we’ve suddenly got the liquor provisioning for the Bahamas done. Well, we might go back before the sale is over……
Christy and I save quite a bit of money when we shop at this sale even though we both drink cheap shit. Somebody like Maggie can really save a chunk of change. Maggie has a bunch of social obligations coming up and she usually brings a pretty expensive bottle of wine with her. She bought a case of wine that usually retails for about $50 a bottle. But her $600 case of wine only cost $260 today at the sale. Score!