“Four bucks for a glass of non-alcoholic drink? It’s literally water and air.”
Whole Foods Market, a healthy supermarket chain in the US, is trying to sell ‘asparagus water’ for $6.
Literally, three pieces of asparagus in a bottle of water. FOR SIX BUCKS.
Sigh. This is where the world is going. A world where we have to pay through the nose for the simplest of things. Where a cup of tea and a piece of toast in a cafe costs a week’s wage. Where you have to sell your car to afford petrol.
Stop it, world. Please stop.
Some things in life are worth it, of course. And you get what you pay for. And money doesn’t buy happiness. And blah blah blah all the cliché money proverbs etc. Life is expensive, and you have to like it or lump it (or live in a cardboard box and eat free sand).
But these 12 things are just too much. Too much money, too much pretension, and too much profit margin for the seller.
1. Soda water at the bar.
Four bucks for a glass of non-alcoholic drink? It’s literally water and air.
2. Toast in a café.
You just want some cooked bread and some Vegemite. But these days, you’ll pay up to $9. There are up to 24 slices in a loaf of bread. Well played, cafés.
3. Avocado toast.
While we’re on the subject of toast, has anyone else noticed that Smashed Avo is slowly creeping up to $15+? Avocados are about four dollars. Bread is cheap. Come on.
In supermarkets, you can buy 100 teabags for $3.50. That’s 3.5 cents a cup. In cafés? $4. That’s a 99% profit margin. Obviously, the teas are getting fancier, but still. Calm down.
5. Eggs and $5 sides.
Eggs themselves are getting more expensive, but if you throw in a hash brown (which is probably worth 50 cents), some bacon (maybe a dollar), and a few mushrooms, you’re looking at one overpriced brunch.