By Braddah Lance
Once da airline industry started to go 'à la carte', it was only a mattah of time dat da rest of da world started to follow suit..... all da way down to our everyday happenings.
Da billions dat da airlines have raked in from da baggage, food, headphones and even blanket/pillow 'extras', tapped into an unknown revenue source so any business would naturally follow suit seeing how nothing is inclusive anymore.
In Hawai'i, we all enjoy onolicious grindz - fast food or homemade - and with dat, we get certain side action 'needs' determined by da grindz you are eating:
Jack-In-Da-Box - gotta get da buttermilk dressing.
Arby's - gotta get da horsey sauce.
Pizza Hut - gotta eat da crust with ranch dressing.
Rainbow's Drive-In - gotta get gravy ALL (yes, including da mac salad of course!)
Mitsu-Ken - extra garlic sauce to cover da rice
Sushi (any kine) - GOTTA have wasabi and (my preference) KIKOMAN.
Wat about french fries? You gotta have ketchup right?
Ask yourself dis. You see a plate lunch full of fries and normally da first thing you look for is da ketchup right? Well for me its da sriracha but you tink dat itty bitty paper dipping cup is enough for dat ENTIRE plate?
So naturally our friend asked for a few more cups and was told each cup would be.....
Wassup Wit Dat!
EACH cup costs fifty cents! Really? Really??
Wen you dine out plate lunch kine, there's something about paying 'extra' dat always makes you do a no discount double check. It's not like you asking for an extra side or an extra plate wea you would naturally assume to pay for da cost but for a condiment das like on EVERY table wen you dine out? You $h!tt!n me right?
I was totally trippin' out. FIFTY CENTS for dat puny cup of ketchup and they nevah even bat an eye. You know how much da fries were? Almost $5. No ask for watah either, they charge you for da full price of a soda unlike oddah places wea you might pay for just da cup.
I guess it really shouldn't be a surprise as Jack's charges you for their buttermilk (but if you ask at da window instead of wen ordering, most times they give it free ), Pizza Hut charges for their sauces but at least they come in 'pretty' packages and more too. I'm surprised dat Rainbow's charges you for gravy all (da ONLY place I've evah been dat charged for gravy).
Wea else has condiments or 'extras' come at à la carte prices besides da kine fancy shmancy places? Wat oddah kine 'extra' you like on your food and wea? I like da kine extra green onions on my spicy ahi and ask for a small bowl on da side (no charge). You tink it's pupule to charge for condiments?
btw, we asked for three chopsticks and guess wat?