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.   

Me: LOL!

Eventually I ended up paying $100 for sandwiches and pancakes I will likely never see.

August 11, 2016.



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