All This for Fifty Cents

Well, it’s not the dreamiest weather for Dunkin Donuts’  50-cent Iced Coffee Day, but don’t let that stop you! A nickel of your purchase goes to a fantastic cause, Homes for Our Troops, plus it’s fun to get stuff cheap. (As Courtney here says, there’s something about a bargain that makes you feel like you’re beating the system, really sticking it to the Man.) And it’s nice to break away from the workday grind and bond with the other people in line:

"Fifty cents, can’t beat that!"
"I don’t even like iced coffee, but who cares?"
"I’ve been waiting for this for weeks!"
"This is Rhode Island. If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes!"

Because these kinds of events bring out the most cheerfully awkward small-talk. So there you go: great cause, tasty iced coffee, beating the system, and happy people. The perfect rainy day pick-me-up.