No rhyme or reason

There’s this great little Indian buffet place that we visit every weekend at lunchtime. We get to pick any number of our favorite dishes and bring the plate up to checkout and the cashier mentally calculates how much our meal will cost. It’s all done very subjectively so prices can vary slightly depending on the portions and dishes we’ve selected.

Initially, we were thrilled at how inexpensive and delicious the meals were. So for the past few months, we’ve been going back there whenever we were in the vicinity. But lately, we’ve started to notice that the price of the meals were increasing steadily for the same types and portions.

Still we were willing to ignore the fact because well, we really enjoyed their food. But yesterday the cashier charged us a full $5 more for basically the same thing that we ordered the week before. I pointed it out to the cashier and he pretended he didn’t know what I was talking about.

So maybe there was really no basis for the increase then. Never mind, we’ve decided we’re never going back there. Yup, we’re done… getting ripped off. Their food may be good but it doesn’t justify the unfair price increase. So there, they’ve lost a loyal group of customers, just like that!!