Luckily for us (or unfortunately for my diet) there was a Krispy Kreme in the lobby of our Las Vegas hotel, Circus Circus. We don’t have many Krispy Kreme stores in Toronto so it was a nice treat. On our first or second day in Vegas Jay noticed a sign at the doughnut shop: bring in an ugly tie and get a dozen glazed doughnuts, free! It was part of their Father’s Day promotion- we were sold!
Jay loves free stuff more than anyone really should, so from that moment on we were on the quest for an ugly tie. It had to be ugly of course, but also cheaper than the doughnuts were worth (or there wouldn’t be any point, we might as well just buy the doughnuts). I thought we might nip into a store or two and hope to get lucky. Jay had a different idea. If he saw a store that had even the smallest chance of selling a tie he was off. Sometimes I would turn around for one minute and I would hear him yelling, “I’ll be right back” as he ran across the street. We searched for almost a week everywhere we went. We just couldn’t find anything suitable. Jay was on the verge of giving up. Then, as we were walking home on our last night in Vegas, we stumbled across a small nondescript store. In it we found a HUGE play tie with dollar bills all over it. And it was cheap! We weren’t positive it would count as it wasn’t a “real” tie, but we had to try!
We took the tie into the Krispy Kreme mere hours before we had to leave to catch our plane and the cashier accepted our tie! Success! We asked him to wear the tie and pose with us. We were so excited! It seems, however, he did not share our enthusiasm.