Roll Up the Rim Job
So up here in Canada we have this annual thing at Tim Horton's coffee shop called "Roll Up the Rim" where there are (so they say) prizes hidden under, appropriately enough, the rim.
I'm wondering if anyone who reads this ranting has actually won anything more than a coffee, a donut, or a muffin from these goddamn things. This is operant conditioning at its finest by Timmies, let me tell ya. They're making millions a dollar at a time and all they dangle in front of our faces are a couple fuckin' boston cremes and a medium double double*. We're like the rats in the cage pressing the metal bar to get the food, only for us pressing the bar equals paying $1.43 for a large coffee and then gnawing on the fucking cup only to be randomly reinforced with a small sugary snack. Dance puppets, dance....
Do you have any idea how much money I've spent on coffee the last two months? Seriously, I don't ask for much - just one of the 42" widescreen plasma TVs. Come on...help a brother out.
They can run a summer camp on donations of nickels and pennies, but from guys like me it's all take take take. Bastards.
* for those south of the border or elsewhere who may not know, a medium double double is a medium coffee with two cream and two sugar.