Ever since I can remember, I’ve had this coupon from Burger King. It was in my wallet for at least five years; now it’s in my glove box. It’s good for a free Whopper™ at any location and it has no expiration date. I haven’t used it because I’m never in a Burger King and remember about the coupon at the same time.
I often think about this coupon. The fact that it will never expire makes it special, almost magical. I almost feel like I *shouldn’t* use it. What if there’s a time when I need a free Whopper™ much more than now? What if I’m starving, and outside a Burger King, and my only remaining possession is the coupon?
I will give this Burger King coupon to my children. I will laugh from my grave as my great-great-grandson presents this eternal, unrenounceable coupon to the aghast heads of Galactic Burger King Incorporated in exchange for the last Whopper™ in the universe, valued at one hundred trillion dollars.