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151. Where’s My Penny?
They stopped at the cookie store. His wife
something sweet. “Buy me some cookies,” she said.
said sure. He looked at the price list.
cookies were $1 each. He ordered two cookies.
wife couldn’t believe it. “I don’t want just
cookies,” she said. “Buy six.” The price list
“Six Cookies for $5.99.” So, at least he’d
a penny. He ordered six cookies. His wife
outside the cookie store. She waited on the
. The clerk gave him a bag of cookies.
put 50 cents into the tip jar. He
sure the clerk saw him do it. He
. “Where’s my penny?” he asked. She looked at
. She laughed. He repeated his question. This time
just smiled at him. He looked for the
. Then he thought about his wife waiting outside.
’s only a penny, he told himself.