Saturday, August 24, 2013

ten dollar lunch

The other day I had lunch with a coworker.  Well actually since I am still unemployed, technically it was with an ex-coworker.  I stopped by the office and we walked over to Jack in the Box for a budget lunch.

I told her I'd pay and just order whatever she wanted. I figured since it was JITB, how expensive could it be?

All together, we ordered six tacos, a cheeseburger, two orders of fries and two large drinks. The total came to $9.97.  It would have been less but I was so surprised I forgot to ask for a senior discount.  I found out that JITB offers senior discounts last year when the clerk was nice enough to assume I qualified without my even having to ask for one; this was discovered as I was looking at my receipt wondering why the register total said one thing and then the next moment was lower.

That's quite a bit of food for under ten bucks.  My portion was four tacos, and one of the fries and large drinks. I always have to get the mystery meat tacos when I go there - they've been my second favorite taco next to Tito's, and I've been chomping on them since the 60's. They don't seem to have changed any, either.

By process of deduction you could have figured out my coworker had two tacos, the cheeseburger, fries and a drink.  I have to say I was kind of surprised that she ordered (and finished) that much food. Yeah I know that's a chauvinistic thing to say or maybe I am just used to Julie who doesn't order very much.  There's a contradiction there because on one hand I appreciate it when people just order what they want and don't feel like they have to enryo, and on the other I am surprised when they do just order what they want and don't enryo. I guess because I'm the enryo type, to a fault.

Anyway, it was a filling, if unhealthy lunch but easy on the wallet plus I got my fill of mystery meat tacos for a while. And it was nice to catch up on what's been going on in the office since my departure.

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