So we go to this liquor store today to buy Crown Royal. There’s a history with Husky football tailgates, my friends, and Crown Royal. First of all, Crown comes in purple-and-gold packaging, so there’s that. Secondly, we are undefeated (1-0) in bowl games that we bring Crown to, which is also quite important. Long story short, we go out of our way to bring Crown Royal to games and there’s a very limited track record that tells us this is a good idea.
Anyway, we get to Twin Liquors in San Antonio, find our desired purchase, and make our way to the cash register to pay. The following conversation then ensues:
Cashier No. 1 (upon seeing our Husky and Sonics attire): What are you guys in town for?
Side note: Big sports fans in this town, as you can plainly see.
Me: Football game, the Alamo Bowl.
Cashier No. 1: Oh, yeah. That’s today isn’t it. Isn’t that today?
Cashier No. 2 (in borderline Rosie Perez voice): I don’t know. Don’t look at me. I’ve never watched a football game before.
Me: Yeah, it’s today.
Cashier No. 1 (having rung up our purchase): Okay, your total is $28.10.
Me (having misunderstood the total): Sorry, how much did you say? $20.10?
Cashier No. 1 (having now misunderstood me): Yeah.
Me (reaching into my pocket, pulling out a $20 bill and a dime): Here you go.
Cashier No. 1 (handing me the receipt): Hold on, I’ll get you change.
Me (thinking, Why is he getting me change? then looking at the receipt and realizing I’m $8 short): Wait…
Cashier No. 1 (waiting for the change I don’t deserve from Cashier No. 2): Alright, go Baylor Bears!!!
Me (deciding if he’s going to make jokes, I will not say anything).
Cashier No. 1 (thinking I must have given him $40.10 and not $20.10, handing me $12): Here you go. Go Baylor! And I overcharged you for that, too (laughs).
Me (laughing): Okay, dude. See you later.
We get outside. We realize we just bought a $28 bottle of liquor for $8. We appreciate the irony of the joke the cashier made at our expense, not realizing that he shorted himself by $20. We figure this can only be a good sign for the rest of the day. We reason that this single act alone will lead us to an Alamo Bowl win.
Small victories. They lead to big victories.