You can have free. You can have fast. But you can't have free AND fast.

A few nights ago, I remembered that a prominent company found my blog and offered to send me one of their products in exchange for my candid review of how this product lived up to my standards. Whereas it hadn't really been on my radar before, suddenly recalling my freebie was on its way, I got excited. In the way small children get excited at the anticipation of Santa. Making dinner with friend, here is the exchange that followed:


Me: I just rememberd my free jacket. It's kind of exciting to get something free through no effort on my part! I should go look and see if it's already been delivered. Not that you wouldn't have noticed a box sitting on the front porch, or anything...


Friend: I hate to break it to you, but your free jacket is NOT on the fast train to this front porch...


Noted.