I work in the CBD so the options for lunch are endless. A work mate suggested a Japanese Curry restaurant where you can choose variants of chicken and how much you'd want, curry sauce and toppings.
I confidentially grabbed the large bowl with minimum rice (to capitalise on more meat) and added as much pieces of chicken I thought I can handle with the choice of standard curry sauce. I headed down to the counter thinking it would be at most $15 but as the total price came up on the screen, it totalled $23.94. My heart sank through the floor as I unlocked my phone to make payment but before I could do that she HAD the nerve to then ask "what drink would you like" as if paying $23.94 for chicken and rice wasn't enough. Luckily I carry my water bottle with me when looking for somewhere to eat on lunch to avoid buying a drink.
I sit down with a large bowl of Japanese deep fried chicken curry and rice with additional toppings of pride, ragret and shame and look at the receipt to find out it's $1.50 per chicken (when I left it was conveniently hidden under the lid of each selection of chicken.
My question is, at what point between deciding and paying for a purchase do you say to yourself, you probably don't need all of that.
I've gotten to a point in life where I'm just like, "oh well, deal with it".