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Didn't Have It, Can't Forget It

October 24th, 2006 at 09:22 pm

The more I think about that $8.75 banana split I saw the other day, the more amazed I am. I suffer from sticker shock continually-a benefit of being an infrequent shopper who does frequent garage sales and thrift stores- but my goodness. I would have guessed maybe $4.95 for a banana split tops. Perhaps $6 or $7 in NYC or a fancy restaurant. Iíd have to work an hour and a half at minimum wage for the banana split. That seems wrong. It seems like a once or twice a year banana split should be a reasonable treat in the scheme of things. Sometimes I am surprised by how many people are in debt or not managing money too well. Well, part of it is that we arenít all equally skilled; Iím sure slimmer folks sometimes marvel at how chubbier folk can not eat right and exercise. But beyond the ďwhy donít we all have common senseĒ argument, so much out there to buy is so unnecessary or overpriced, and it surrounds folks. Made from scratch that banana split would be maybe seventy five cents. Iím almost curious to ask them how many they sell a year. Itís not a particularly fancy place; just a local ice cream shop.

Y'all can be thankful I'm back to yacking about frugality. However, on the rumination side of things, tonight tv has crud so I actually didn't watch the crud, and I listened to some music. So simple, but habits habits habits.....

3 Responses to “Didn't Have It, Can't Forget It”

  1. JanH Says:

    We make our own banana splits every Sunday evening. We, too, didn't like how much they cost.

  2. PRICEPLUS Says:

    I live not far from NYC and there is no way I'd pay that amount for a bannana split! It is cheaper to make your own! Since you make it yourself you can add anything you want!

    8.75? NEVER!!!!!!!!Smile

  3. sarah Says:

    8.75 for an ordinary banana split. That is ridiculous.I did once, however, spend 6.00 for 8 ounces of coke in an airport when I was sick and desperate.

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