buy something at a store and sometimes you get a free gift with purchase. usually it’s a little something that will go with the item you just bought. for example, a free lip gloss with your cosmetics purchase.

walking around seoul yesterday i saw the oddest gift with purchase. the poster explains, spend 150,000W (approx $165) on women’s clothing and receive 12 rolls of toilet paper for free. i laughed when i saw the stacks of toilet paper next to the winter coats. what’s the connection?