I was waiting on line at a local Halal chicken and rice take-out cart in Forest Hills, Queens yesterday. The cart charges $6 for a full meal of chicken and rice plus a free soda, snapple or water. Granted, last year the price used to be $5 (though without the "free" drink). While at times I do feel cheated as I do not take a drink and yet am paying more, I figure that it is more than fair as everyone has had to raise their prices...I've never thought to ask to pay less because I do not usually take a drink.
Anyhow, a woman in front of me on the line did just that... she said that as she did not want a drink, if she could pay less. I actually did not hear what the cart owner told her but it left me feeling uneasy.
How do you feel about this?