Monday, December 10, 2012
East Valley Tribune: The Early Bird Gets the Krispy Kreme Doughnut in Mesa:
A second-year law student at Arizona State University, Adam Brown arrived at the new Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shop in Mesa about 8 a.m. on Monday to be first in line for the grand opening of the shop, nearly 24 hours before its doors opened for business. ...
Most of them got there early enough to be among the first 100 people in line for the store or the first 24 at the drive-through window to receive a dozen free doughnuts for a year (every week for the first person in line inside and at the drive-through, and every month for everyone else). ...
Brown, an aspiring tax attorney, who said he doesn’t eat doughnuts on a regular basis, said he showed up just for the free doughnuts and will share them with his family and friends. He said he’ll take the first dozen home and share them with his wife, Melanie, and his daughters, Autumn, 2, and Maggie, 8 months.
"It was worth the wait," Brown said as workers were preparing to open the doors for business. "It’s been fun. I’ve been studying and slept a couple of hours. I’m a little cold, but no complaints on my part."
But is there any law that Brown knows of having to pay taxes on the doughnuts? "If it’s a prize, I’ll have to pay taxes, but if it’s a gift, I don’t," said Brown who was eating a plate full of Hawaiian haystacks (rice with cream of chicken salad) and studying for his final in criminal procedure.
(Hat Tip: Bob Kamman.)