Friday, February 3, 2012

Only in Banff

Yesterday, on my daily morning stroll to work - I saw 4 bull elk down on the river as I was crossing the bridge.  They were all standing on the frozen Bow River, with the background of giant grey rocky mountains behind them. Two of them were doing a little elk dance, a light rut if you will, it didn't look to serious.  They were locked in the classic positon of antlers entwined and I could hear the sound of horn on horn as they connected.  Cool.  I thought to myself.  Only in Banff.

After this auspicious beginning to my day, the day rolled by rather quickly.  Just a usual day, with an unusual beginning.

On my daily stroll home, I stopped by the local ski shop - you know the place, the one the local's hang out at to drink coffee and talk smack.  The owner, my friend Jason - was standing out front of the store when I showed up.  What's going on? I trilled.  We're having a bacon sale.  He replied.   

Whaaaatha'?!

Jason had just got back from a road trip to Revelstoke and he had been delayed on the highways and he was a hungry boy.  My husband who works part time at the shop, was also warming the counter and business was slow.  I think the boys were just bored and hungry, but out of boredom a brilliant marketing idea was born:  A Bacon Sale!

So, they posted the following message to their fans on Facebook: 
FIRST person to bring us 1lb of COOKED CRISPY hot bacon can have ANYTHING in the store at 50% OFF...ANYTHING..
Now, this is a shop that sells $6000.00 shiny bicycles - so 50% off is a seriously good deal.  Soon, there were friends running up and down Bear Street with uncooked bacon in hand.  And pretty darn quickly, my friend Barb rocks up, sweat on the brow - with a box of steaming hot cooked bacon and a big smile on her face.  She had to get creative to cut out of work, make a blitz run to the grocery store - and then convince the chef at the Bison to cook her up some bacon on his nice shiny clean grill.  But, at the end of the day - it all started like the beginning:  
Only in Banff!!

15 comments:

kristen said...

I laughed out loud at this bacon sale. That is outstanding!

Brian said...

Shoot.....and here I thought you were all a bunch of granola eatin' mountain hippies!

Mary said...

Ha ha--hilarious!!

Paige said...

This post was the perfect way to close out my work day :) Happy weekend!

Leslie said...

Don't you know? Granola eatin' Mountain Hippees LOVE, LOVE, LOVE bacon. As does my Jewish husband. :)

JeffO said...

That is whacky fun!

Helen said...

So how many pounds of bacon did the lads have to wade through?
Shame you didn't have your camera with you!
Saw your Canmore lad win his gold in Russia last night.

Leslie said...

Hi Helen! What the heck were you doing watching Cross Country skiing? We're awfully proud of that local talent - Devon Kershaw has finally reaped the rewards of his hard work! Amazing when someone realizes a dream.

Leslie said...

...come to think of it, I bet he was fueled by bacon.....

Gretchen said...

What did she buy with her %50 percent off?????

Danni said...

Amber just might be bringing something bacony for all to enjoy when we visit next month...

RunSueRun said...

Bacon is evil... but it sure does taste good.

How the heck are ya, Cool Chick?

:)

Leslie said...

Hi Sue! I'm great, but for some odd reason I'm craving bacon.
Danni - bring it on! For some strange reason we've developed a slight pork fetish you and I. I'm still not over missing Pork-apalooza back in the day. :)
...and Gretchen - she bought a shiny very expensive bicycle for half-price!

Hope your all having a great week lovely ladies.

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