Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Light Relief at the Hospital

So I turn up at the WRVS Hospital shop and grab a BLT and a cappuccino out of the machine.

"Did you realise we are doing a meal deal and you could have your drink and sandwich with a packet of crisps for £3.50?"

I decide my emergency intake of saturated fats is quite sufficient without adding a bag of Gary Linekar's fried potatoes. "No, I'll stick with just these thanks".

She rings the till.

"£4.75 please".

14 comments:

Tim said...

Sound Osborneian economics. The less you do, the more it'll cost you.

Roses said...

Oh. Dear. Gods.

Honestly.

Z said...

Elle bought a 'meal deal' at the Co-op recently and was puzzled to be charged £1.40 in total, for a pasta salad at £2.20, a drink at over £1 and chocolate at about 69p, since the promised price was 'not more than £3'. She'd have been fine with £3. Did you add the packet of crisps and then give it back?

Your follow-up email box doesn't work :(

Z said...

I've sneaked up on the bugger and it does now. Hah!

Rog said...

Tim: I can only suggest one word to you. Balls.

Roses: Obesity rules.

Z: obviously I couldn't just hand over £1.20 extra for minus 1 packet of crisps.

Nota Bene said...

Yes, obviously the extra £1.25 is to pay for the storage of the crisps....

savannah said...

i hate deals like that because they're tempting, but not any better for you. or something like that! xoxoxoxo

dinahmow said...

I don't understand this.At any level.

Zig said...

rings the till . . . youre showing your age, do you still dial a phone number? Yeah me too.

Mike and Ann said...

Demonstrates the daftness of the world we live in.

Rog said...

Nota: I think you may be right!

Sav: Yes, and this was in a Hospital!

Dinah: It is a bit like imaginary numbers in pure maths.

Zig: Cheeky young scamp! I bet they still have letters on the dials in Wilts.

Mike & Ann: Topsy Turvy Smoky Bacon.

mig bardsley said...

This kind of thing drives me into a state of gibbering hysteria. I've never been very good at arithmetic or choices.

jonstorey said...

I am sure I have been to that hospital Rog. Second thoughts, I can't have, I would still be there in A&E having my apoplexy treated.....!!!

Pat said...

Tee hee!