June 18, 2011
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I flew to the US last week, and in the departures lounge for the US at the Calgary Airport, there’s a Harvey’s. The pickings were slim for food, so I went for it. I managed to avoid drinking pop there (on another note, I gave up pop a couple weeks ago… I had been drinking 3 a day). As I was standing in line to order and looking at the price boards, something struck me as weird. Check them out:
Harvey's Price Board part 1
Harvey's Price Board part 2
What’s with the prices? I’m so used to seeing $2.99 for this or $1.49 for that… you know, easy to process numbers that make you think you’re paying less than you actually are (“$29.99?! Sweet Jebus that’s not even $30! What a deal!”). Seriously, $2.63 for a salad, $6.31 for this, $9.53 for that… what is this, roll-back? Maybe Harvey’s is the Wal-Mart of fast food. Anyways, I thought it was funny. I thought it was even funnier that the only board with a burnt out light bulb was the “vegetarian options.” Maybe they figured the hippies among the vegetarians would appreciate the energy savings from not having a light-bulb behind their part of the menu.