Economists and academics nationwide were astonished when it was revealed that Jerry Farland, a 32-year-old man from Barrington, Illinois, managed to spend a mere $250 when shopping at a Costco wholesale store.
“This is incredible,” University of Chicago economist George Howard told reporters. “Somehow this young man managed to do a full run at Costco without somehow spending $400. At first we thought he was just dropping in to pick up a few items, but it turns out he was in fact buying groceries for the next few weeks, and yet only spent $250. Truly astonishing.”
When asked how he was able to achieve such a near-impossible milestone, Farland simply claimed to be lucky, saying, “I normally spend a lot more, but I guess I must have still had some stuff leftover from my Costco run last month. But when the cashier rang up the total amount, I was as surprised as anyone.”