Every year, July rolls around and I count the days until it’s Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven. No joke. My life is that pathetic. I’m telling you guys this because I know that some of you, gasp!, have never tried a Slurpee before. Please correct this offense, pronto. It’s 7-Eleven’s 85th birthday on July 11, and you should celebrate by getting a free 7.11 oz. cherry cola Slurpee. In case you still need convincing, here’s why:
- It’s FREE. Even though slurpees are actually pretty cheap every other day of the year, how many times do you get free drinks outside of college? Take advantage of every free opportunity, I say. Like this World Bazaar ticket giveaway. (Even if you’re not participating, you should read the comments. I’ve been laughing my head off all morning.)
- It’s summer. It’s scorching. You want an icy Slurpee.
- You get to skip work. I’m pretty sure your boss would understand if you left your desk for thirty minutes to get a free Slurpee. The conversation would go like this:
You: Hey, I’m leaving work.
You: Free Slurpee Day.
Boss: Alright, I’m coming with you.
Skip the Slurpee Lite crap and go straight for the sugary stuff. That’s my plan, anyway.