If this is a new tradition I am all for it.
Last night I stopped off at the station on the way home for a sandwich. I get home late when I’m doing a day shift at work so a quick butty on the train is perfect.
Anyway, I selected my butty and went to the counter. The nice lady rang it up on the till, and then gestured to a stack of gingerbread men all piled up on the countertop. “Would you like one of these, free of charge?” she asked.
Why, yes I bloody would, thank you very much. I would love one of these free of charge.
I cannot help noticing that this gingerbread windfall comes almost three years to the day since my last free gingerbread incident. It cannot be a concidence. I am looking forward to my next free gingerbread man, which I expect to be offered in late March 2026. I’ll put a picture here when it happens.
9 comments on “Jolly Good: more free gingerbread”
What exactly did you have to waggle to get this then, hmmm?
Just my eyebrows, which – as you know – I waggle whenever conducting any sort of commercial transaction. Give the people what they want.
It’s quite an unusual image, one that I don’t believe would receive the outcome of a free gingerbread man. That and with it being so close to the previous one, it all sounds a bit made up.
It’s not like the hard-nosed north down here. Round my way people are handing out free stuff on every street corner, out of sheer generosity and goodwill.
Funny as you never hear anything about it in the news. Some kind of conspiracy to keep it all to yourselves, hmmm?
Yes. If you impoverished northern drudges heard about it you’d be falling over yourselves to book the next third-class train ticket to London in the hope of sponging off us all. Better to keep all the free stuff for the rich people who know how to appreciate it.
I have never been described as a northern drudge before and, you know what, I kinda like it. I wear my badge with pride.
Not a northern druid though. I couldn’t cope with having burnt hands 99% of the year.
No, never a northern druid. We all need someone to look down on.