I only go there occasionally, but when I eat at Burger King, "My Way" is a Whopper Jr. with no tomatoes, extra onions, and extra pickles. That's what I ordered when I went through the drive-through today.
Right before the disembodied "Pull up to the window," I caught a glimpse of the screen with my order on it, including "extra onions $.10." I did an incredulous double-take, but by the time I looked back, my order had been replaced with a picture of a milkshake, so I pulled up to the window where a friendly hand was waiting to take my money.
"Did I see that there is a charge for extra onions?" I asked.
My money-taker disappeared into the window. A few seconds later she was back with a giggly "Yes, there sure is."
"Then why," I inquired, "is there not a discount for 'no tomatoes'?"
Of course there was no answer for that. No attempt to find out. No offer to ask the manager. Just a shrug and more giggles.
What to do? I have the moral ground! There is a principle at stake here!
But how bah-humbug is it to make a federal case out of 10 cents? It is, after all, only 10 cents, and ten cents today is roughly equivalent to.... nothing. To be honest, had I not happened to see that little notice on the screen, I would have happily forked over the money and been none the wiser.
So I paid my extra ten cents and took my little Whopper home where I savored every last bite of that extra onion.
Burger King is world-famous for "Have it your way," and so you can. But you better be prepared to pay.
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