As they always say, there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. If ever the adage rang true, it was this weekend, as a Fremantle punter learnt the value of some “free” lollies.

Popping in for a couple of beers with some mates on the weekend, Phil Walsh, a business analyst at a reputable firm thought he would duck into the VIP room for a quick slap.

As he fed a lobster through More Chilli, the late 20’s bachelor reached for a handful of individually packaged fruit flavoured mentos.

Although the credit in the machine disappeared in a flash, the thought of a couple more fruity treats spurred Walsh into grabbing a 50 dollar note out of his wallet and pumping it in.

“They get ya don’t they. Between the cups of mentos and the free party pies it’s all too easy,” he said.

A short time later, with a long sigh and $70 down, Walsh finished his schooner, grabbed a couple more mentos and exited to the dimly lit and morbidly depressing enclave in the pub

“Ah well, that’s the way it goes aye. Gotta spend money to make money,” he said to his mates with a resigned laugh.

“At least you got some mentos out of it. Pretty expensive Mentos though hey ha ha ha ha,” quipped his smartass friend.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here