One of my favorite lunch spots is Cafe Carolina. It has the best sandwiches, soups, salads, cupcakes, etc! My usual meal is either the half sandwich / salad combo with chips and a drink, or the Mac and Cheese combo. The Mac and Cheese combo comes with a container of Mac and Cheese; choice of a bag of chips or pretzels, a nice, yummy cookie; and a drink. The combo came out to be $4.88, exactly. I always walked in with the amount ready.
(Some of my friends like to call me "exact change girl", which I take as a compliment. At least I'm prepared.)
Upon my recent visit yesterday, I walked in and delivered my order with no hesitation: "I'll take the Mac and Cheese combo with chips, an M&M cookie, and a bottle of water. Please and thank you." I was met with a "change of menu" response stating that I had to choose between the chips or cookie. The icing on the figurative cake lies in the fact that the meal (now only Mac and cheese, cookie, and a drink) still came to be $4.88.
Why don't you just give me my own noodles to boil along with a block of cheese and a grater?! Anyway, I opted for the cookie, and left a nice grumble at the register. Unfortunately, it looks as if I won't be dining at CC much anymore. I'd rather not have a rip off for lunch. No thanks.