Me: You're having a cheese sandwich and pancakes?
Zeina: I can make you a cheese sandwich and pancakes too you know.
Me: Yeah? Are you going to charge me for this?
After some intense negotiations, Zeina settled on charging me the low low price of $10 for a cheese sandwich; $11 for a turkey sandwich, and $20 for three pancakes. I was asked to pay in advance for these yet-to-be-made items. I asked for a $1 discount which was graciously extended to me. I usually don't have much cash but someone had just paid me $100. So, I figured, what the heck, and offered to pay the $40 in the form of two $20 bills.
Zeina: No! I want it as one!
Me: They don't make a $40 bill, Zeina!
Zeina: No, I think they do. They have to.
Me: No, they don't have to and they don't. They just make $20, $50, or $100.
Zeina: Umm....I could do $50.
Eventually I ended up paying $100 for sandwiches and pancakes I will likely never see.
August 11, 2016.