Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Helen never ignores a bargain

Helen Self of Missoula, Montana, remembers the Great Depression. It taught her never to ignore a bargain. So she was interested when the Montana Club restaurant in town offered a generous birthday dinner discount. Turning 38? Take 38 percent off the cost of your meal. Helen has enjoyed her birthday meal at the Montana Club every year since she turned 100.

This month was no different. Surrounded by about two dozen family and friends, she celebrated her 109th birthday at the Montana Club. When it came time to pay the check, restaurant owner Nick Alonzo honored his birthday discount. She got 100 percent off the cost of her meal, and he gave her nine percent back in cash. She kissed him on the cheek and said, "Oh, thanks, darlin'" What can we learn from Helen?  Waste not, want not.

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