Paul was sent to the store with a list in hand he’d received from his wife Claire. As his cart clacked over the tiled floor he checked things off one by one, feeling sly whenever he could find something cheaper than expected — Claire liked to include pricing as a means to keep their budget in tact.
When Paul arrived home he placed the groceries on the kitchen table and boasted to his wife about how well he did.
“Did you get the lemons?” asked Claire.
“I did you one better,” he replied, “I got lemonade. It was much cheaper, and you know what they say, when life gives you — ”
“I don’t need lemonade,” she said, walking into the kitchen. “I was going to use those for baking.” She pulled a piece of paper out of her pocket and placed it on the counter. “You try making lemon loaf with lemonade…”