When Olive Garden announced their “Never Ending Pasta Pass” earlier this year, 500,000 fans of the Italian restaurant applied for their chance to pay $100 for a 7-week pass for unlimited food.
One of the 1,000 people who won the passes was Burlington, North Carolina, resident Alan Martin. He lives walking distance from an Olive Garden and immediately decided he would get as much value as possible out of his card, eating two meals a day for as long as the pass was valid.
Martin told WGHP, “I am willing to gain 30 pounds to collect $1,500 dollars in free dinners.”
Sure enough, every single day for six weeks now, Martin has had lunch and dinner at his local Olive Garden, where he’s become something of a celebrity. His pass gives him unlimited pasta, salad, bread, and soda, and he’s using it to its full advantage…
After 6 weeks, is he sick of pasta yet? Not at all. But maybe by the end he will be. He says…
Give me seven more days and I’ll be ready maybe for…a big burger.
In just a few days, there will be far more candy in your house than any other time of the year. And it all belongs to your kids. But you know some if it is going to end up in your face.
Whether you call it a tax that they owe you, or rationalize it as them sharing with you, or simply admit that you’re a thief — the number of Reese’s in your children’s candy cache is going to mysteriously decrease.
A very few of you might feel guilty about this. But for the rest of us, as we kick back after the kids are asleep with our sugary loot, here’s what we should be drinking along with the stolen sweets.
VinePair has made sure that whether you like wine, beer, or spirits, there’s a pairing for pretty much any candy…