Local dad Andrew Lange made history this Tuesday by becoming the 100,000th person to ask “So is it free?” at the Piggly Wiggly in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Lange, who made the joke after the clerk tried unsuccessfully to scan a bottle of Cholula hot sauce for about fifteen seconds, was greeted by confetti, balloons, and a $100 oversized novelty check.
“I feel pretty great, to be honest,” a beaming Lange told reporters. “Like, I just think it’s funny to think about you getting something for free if the person can’t scan it. I’ve been making that joke for years, and it’s just a blessing to finally be recognized for my efforts.”
The clerk, 15-year-old Jon Bradley, said he’s happy for Lange, but added, “Like, seriously, that joke gets so old so fast.”