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Food for Minimum Wage

One day, a young woman called asking the price of an English muffin with egg and cheese on it.
“That’s 5.03 after tax,” I told her.
“5.03? For just an English muffin?” She responded incredulously.
“Yep,” I said. Hey, I don’t make the prices. She hung up and that seemed like the last of it.
The next day, Oliver told me that the same young lady had come down before I got there, to complain about the price of the sandwich. Apparently she comes in once a month, complains about something, and then stops coming for another month. Every time she walks in, Oliver thinks, “oh, no.”
Anyways, she was quite upset, and informed him that on a nearby street, she can get a breakfast sandwich for 4 dollars. Oliver shrugged, said that this was a small business, and his cheese is high quality.
She responded in frustration that his sandwich was too expensive, and added “I only make minimum wage, you know!”
Ooooh, how I wish I’d been there. Oliver just dispatched her by telling her that if she wanted to eat cheaper, she should have gone to the nearby street. I think I would have laughed in her face and pointed out that I too only make minimum wage, and that’s the reason I DON’T eat at Café Italia (but on an unrelated note, you all should.)
I don’t understand people who think the world should change to suit their budget. Oliver has bills to pay. He’s not there to give out food for free. Yes, he’s more expensive than Timmie’s or McDonalds, but his food is also better, and you’re paying for that, plus his winning Italian personality. If you can’t afford that, go somewhere else.

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