One-Liner Wednesday – Free

The bag is free, but there’s a $2 charge

That was the response from the Jet Blue curbside check-in guy when I asked about the fee associated with my “free” checked bag. The more annoying part of this was that it had to be a debit or credit card, no cash.

This note is legal tender...

Maybe the font is too small.


One Liner WednesdayThis post is part of Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday series.


About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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38 Responses to One-Liner Wednesday – Free

  1. reocochran says:

    What?! No cash tendered for a “free” bag, Dan. They should call it reusable like most places, not “Free!” :)

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  2. bikerchick57 says:

    You could also call this post Oxymoron Wednesday. Just saying…

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Smart technology, machine over man – “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.”

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  4. joey says:

    I can’t even. That’s crazy.

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  5. Charlie says:

    What do you want for “free” ??? Maybe the $2 was the tax on “Free”…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Where does one even start? Ugh…

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  7. marianallen says:

    The writer in me has chewed this over and spit this out: It’s an NSA thing. There’s a $2 charge so you’ll HAVE to pay something, and you HAVE to pay with a card so there’ll be a record of it. Just my $2’s worth.

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  8. Shaking head. It’s a handling fee?

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  9. LindaGHill says:

    Free is getting more and more expensive, isn’t it? :P

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  10. Nato says:

    OH, cuz that all makes sense. On Facebook, I created an album of odd pictures, things that make you go hhhmmmmm. This is one of those things, just without the picture.

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  11. Reminds me of my post yesterday, Dan. Yet another example of when “free” isn’t.


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  12. Paul says:

    The car is free. But the tires are extra.

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  13. Airlines are a puzzle to me. Why don’t they all get the fact that the flying public will gravitate to those who offer good service honestly?

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  14. Steve Weissman says:

    “Buy One and Get the Second One Free! (Pay only shipping and handling.)”

    I’m reliabily informed that this one is how merchandisers can avoid paying/passing along sales tax on the second item. Still stupid, but at least … rational?

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  15. Dan Hen says:

    I also love the ” free return policy ” , and then you find out there’s a $15 “re-stocking fee”.

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  16. Wendy Brydge says:

    No cash? NO CASH??? You already know my feelings on cash, Dan, so I won’t bore you with details of how I’d have made Mr. Check-in Guy cry after yelling at him.

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