I stopped on Thursday night for a fish and chip tea on my way to Aberdeen.
The menu offered for £8.15 small haddock with chips + pot of tea + buttered roll + ice cream.
I ordered but said I didn't want the roll or the ice cream.
Went to pay and was charged £7.55 for the fish and chips, and £1.20 for the tea - total of £8.75.
I said I had had haddock and chips (three hads in a row:)) tea.
No I hadn't had the ice cream or roll - but if I took them now I could have the cheaper price.
So I have to eat more calories to get it cheaper, huh?
Or I take the roll and ice cream, but leave them on the table, and get the cheaper price.
Or I don't take them at all, and pay 60 pence more for less food.
Now how does that work?
I reasoned reasonably, persuaded persuasively, charmed charmingly, looked pained painfully, and eventually was charged for the fish tea at £8.15
That was at the Bridge of Allan chip shop - and let me say, the fish and chips were superb. So not knocking this fine establishment, (which I've patronised for years and will again), just asking them to not create the kind of offers that either waste food or waste waists!
Fish Supper Haiku
Light, crisply battered,
deep fried piscean banquet,
served with chips, and tea.
Buttered roll, ice cream?
to a perfect meal.
Fish Supper Fibonacci
Fish and chips!
Forget the ice cream!
Battered haddock, not buttered roll.
Calories, cholesterol and saturated fat
are all fine in moderation, so choose your vice carefully and stick with fish and chips!