A little snack gone awry

I went in for 2, paid for 4 and left with 6.

I’m still a little befuddled, but I think I ran a scam on the Tim’s at the corner.

I went in for 2, paid for 4. Okay, anybody who buys doughnuts knows that part is easy. "hmmm, well maybe we’ll want a snack tonight… I’d better get 2 each." and so I did.

…paid for 4 and left with 6.
Less easy. I paid for the doughnuts, 80cents each = $3.42 (w/tax), then realized that I could buy 6 for $3.75 = $4.01 (w/tax). So I asked what the price difference would be, she played with the register which displayed the price of both options. So I asked for 2 more and if it’d be okay I’d just pay her the difference. She gave me the extras and walked away.

I stood there, waiting, cash in hand for a couple of minutes until she returned… assuming of course that she was trying to figure out how to do the transaction.

Nope. When she came back she seemed confused that I was still there and wanted to pay. "It’s only 3 cents, it’s fine"

So out I walked with 6 doughnuts having paid for 4, and only really wanting 2.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

2 thoughts on “A little snack gone awry

  • April 3, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    I sweat to god, Tim Hortons is the antichrist!!
    I’m not happy that some weiner tried to blow one up, though. That’s just crazy!

  • April 7, 2006 at 2:29 pm

    Dude, all that math is making me hungry. Please deliver any left over donuts directly to me.


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