1, 3, 5, 7 –
what’s the deal with this progression?
It’s Monday and I haven’t had my coffee.
The other day Krystal and I went to Olive Garden. It was only when we paid our bill we discovered the price increase on the soup & salad & breadsticks option.
This post is not about money.
It’s about numbers.
Most dishes at Olive Garden come with breadsticks. We actually ordered the soup/salad/breadsticks for our meal – we both enjoy the chicken and gnocchi (potato dumpling). Because there were two of us, one would assume we’d be given either two, four, or maybe even six breadsticks.
One would be wrong.
We were given three. Three breadsticks for two people; the math doesn’t work .
We debated why they’d do this.
I said the restaurant wanted people to share the last breadstick, promoting friendliness, camaraderie, and a family-style atmosphere.
Well, not my family, who’s been known to fight over the last spoonful of mashed potatoes.
Krystal said as much, then said people would be more likely to buy dessert to soothe hurt feelings or something.
Again, not my family, but I”m sure there’s some out there. If you missed the last of the potatoes or bacon or food, well, that’s your problem. Guard your plate better next time.
Don’t even get me started on hot dogs and hot dog buns. I don’t care if there’s a logical reason behind buns coming in packs of 8 and dogs coming in packs of 10, I WANT EVEN NUMBERS, DANGNABIT!
And yes, I know certain companies are starting to sell hotdogs in packs of 8, but they’re also keeping the 10-dog price.
I WILL EAT MY EXTRA DOGS ON BREAD LIKE I ALWAYS HAVE RATHER THAN GIVE IN TO YOUR MONEY-GRUBBING CONSPIRACY, FOOD MANUFACTURERS!
Sorry for that outburst. Maybe some coffee will help.
What’s annoying you today?