Tuesday, July 6, 2021

A Happy Coincidence

Last Tuesday I got an email from Panera that they were giving me a free bagel every day for two weeks.  I've been able to take advantage of the promotion before, and I think the option of fresh bagels is worth the hassle of remembering to swing by a location for the freebie each day. Although sometimes that freebie is more exciting than others.

A couple of days ago Hubby Tony and I were on a road trip to a new-to-us destination. We had run into traffic and the trip was taking longer than expected. Thanks to the delay were both getting hungry and had to use the restroom. 

We were driving in the wrong lane of a wide road and missed the left turn we should have made. Instead, we had to continue straight through the intersection and turn left into the first strip mall to turn around. Just then I saw the familiar sign for a Panera restaurant!

Fifteen minutes later we had both empty bladders and an Asiago bagel to share on the way to our destination.

Five years ago today: Get Crackin'


  1. It was devine guidance. Or a big Panera magnet sucking you in. "There she is! Turn on the magnet!"

  2. Hunger on the road can be quite annoying. The Panera bagel came at the right time to rescue you.

  3. It's like using Macdonalds for their bathroom and buying a coffee on the way out. Learned that from my mom. Except you got the bathroom and the bagel for free.

  4. A happy little accident. Love when that happens.

  5. I love bagels. With cheese, jam, peanut butter, marmalade, and ...

    God bless.

  6. Don't you love those perks? One year it seemed like we receoved so many freebies, including a gallon of paint... it becane humorous. Every week was something else.