In Receipt of Quite a Receipt

A quick trip to CVS the other day yielded me the 8 items I needed plus a 45 ½ inch long receipt.  I kid you not.  There is no paper shortage at CVS.  Here is a list of my thoughts on being in receipt of this long receipt.

  • This is about the same height as my five-year-old grandson.
  • If I ever have to walk to an unfamiliar destination from CVS, I can tear off little bits of the receipt and follow the paper trail back there.  I figure I can go about a mile without fear of running out of paper.
  • I could roll it up and put it in the bathroom in case we run out of T.P.
  • Maybe I’ll use the reverse side to work on writing a book.  I wonder if this is how John Grisham got started.
  • I could give it to my grandson, Jett, who loves to draw giraffes.
  • And then there’s the Seinfeld connection – it makes me think of Elaine from the episode where she had to go see The English Patient twice.  Everybody thinks it’s wonderful (like the extra bucks and coupons) but she doesn’t care about that – it’s just too long!
  • If this were a Christmas stocking, it would be a fire hazard.
Wrong season for Christmas stockings. Are there Easter stockings?

Wrong season for Christmas stockings. Are there Easter stockings?

I could barely fit this monstrosity in my purse.  I tried to stuff it in and it dangled from the outer pocket like toilet paper on a shoe.  The clerk suggested I put it in my wallet so I’d remember to use the coupons and extra bucks, but I told him I’d have to get a bigger wallet, which I could have done right there; but I couldn’t stand the thought of getting another receipt.

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  1. Jett DOES love to draw giraffes. you’re not even making that part up!!!! He drew me one when I was there.

  2. Wow! I “love” how excessive some stores have gotten with their receipts. Glad it gave you something to smile about. 🙂

  3. moggie

     /  April 9, 2013

    Good one !! How true !

  4. I hope at least some of those coupons that printed were once you could actually use!

  5. So funny. Yes my CVS receipts resemble yours. I have coupons for every possible sale of something I have bought somewhere in my history at CVS. Luckily nothing embarrassing 🙂

  6. I’ve gotten at least a 36 inch receipt just purchasing a package of gum at CVS. And I never use any of of the receipt coupons. Too bad never any coupons for vitamins, which is what I usually purchase there.


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