Hold on, I am going to stand up on my soapbox for a moment or two…
Not too many things catch me “off guard”.. This morning, it happened. As many of you know, I am expanding my mediation abilities with family mediation. Michelle & I completed the training a few weeks back and one of the “hoops” we have to jump through is monitoring other mediators to see how they do what they do. I had such monitoring this morning in St. Johns County.
Doesn’t that just look YUMMY!!?!
On my way, I was running just a bit late and was hungry. Instead of the typical McDonald’s, I like to mix it up a bit. At the exit of I-95 was a Krystal’s, which is not my first choice, but their sunrisers (egg, sausage, on the Krystal buns). They are small like White Castle, so I ordered 4 with a small drink. When I got to the window, the total was $9.22! I questioned the lady at the window and asked if that was correct. “Shaquita” (as the name on the receipt was printed) said yes, that is correct, and I stated “this by far is the most EXPENSIVE Krystal’s that I have ever been to. She laughed and went about her business. When she gave me the bag, I asked if they had cheese, to which she informed me “was extra”. I also did not get any napkins.
Totally dismayed, and in jest, I asked her if this was the result of paying $15.00 per hour minimum wage and she replied with “not here”! If this is the direction that we are going, hold on because WE ARE IN BIG, BIG TROUBLE AMERICA!!!
I have to admit that this was just one of those things that just pushed my button today. I mean when did breakfast at fast food become $9? I know, you could say that I could have just said nevermind and cancel my order, but I am not that person. $6 would have been reasonable, maybe even $7, but $9??
Maybe it was because it was right at I-95, where most places will gouge you simply because they think that you are going to complain, then get back on the highway and go to wherever you were headed. I ask, what about the locals? I don’t want any special treatment, I just expect fair.
OK, down from my soapbox now…