I know the cost of things out there has gone up by quite a bit but I was quite unprepared for how much I had to pay for an ice cold glass of Chinese tea today.
Wifey and me don't really eat out much these days cos we're not prepared to pay for the exorbitant food prices out there. She'd rather cook the meals herself but sometimes we're pretty lazy to cook so we do go out and eat, like today for instance.
The boys start school tomorrow and we took them for a haircut this afternoon, I was due for one too. After the haircut, we headed to the Chinese restaurant a few doors away from the barber. As usual, we all ordered what we wanted and I ordered cold Chinese tea for my drink. The drinks came and I just paid for all our drinks not knowing how much each of them really cost but I knew mine was the cheapest, after all it's just Chinese tea.
But the weather was sweltering and I was still thirsty so I ordered another glass of that cold Chinese tea and when it arrived, I gave the waiter RM1 and he gave me change for 40 sen. Good god, the tea cost me 60 sen! I was shocked to say the least.
Bloody hell, how much does it cost to boil some tea leaves in water which is provided free by the state government and then dump some ice into it (which is also made by that free water)? And it's not like that tea tasted like real Chinese tea or anything, it was practically tasteless and to charge me 60 sen was really crazy.
I know it's only 60 sen but like I said, the water we get these days in the state of Selangor is free and I know nothing is really free but 60 sen for a glass of watered down, tasteless Chinese tea is just a little too much. If I had known, I would have ordered a glass of watermelon juice or something, at least it's justifiable to pay for something like that.
I remember when Chinese tea cost only 20 sen ... siggghhh ... In fact, I knew of some restaurants that gave you Chinese tea for free back then! Maybe next time, I'm going to ask them first how much a glass of cold Chinese tea costs before ordering one. Or better yet, maybe next time I'll just bring my own bottle drinks.
Oh well Nick, it's not like anyone forced you to eat there anyway. But 60 sen for a glass of cold Chinese tea? Daylight robbery la! Evren a glass of champagne at celebrity weddings don't cost that much.