Two weeks ago we were visiting NYC.
Jane slept in, so J2 and I went to grab breakfast. I walked out of the hotel with coffee, and we went to a breakfast place where there was no table service, so I had no issue with my coffee in hand. One breakfast – $15. It wasn’t so much a question of whether I could afford it. It was the math I went through as I watched J2 eat it. 2 dozen eggs – $4, loaf of bread -$2. OJ – $3. Bacon -$3.
The bottom line was that I calculated I could cook breakfast at home for 12 people for this much money. Or alternately, make that same one breakfast for under $2.
I wonder if others find themselves doing this math for this type of purchase. And yes, when we eat ice cream at an ice cream parlor, I calculate how many 1.5qt containers I could have bought with the same money. Although I do my best not to say it out loud.