Something funny happened a couple of days ago. I went to grab some ice cream from Baskin Robbins with a friend and I began ordering:
3baid: Can I have a two-scoop cup? I want vanilla and chocolate please. No sauce.
My friend smirks.
3baid: What’s funny?
Friend: Nothing, just pay attention to the price you’re about to pay and watch what I’m about to do.
Man behind the counter: One dinar one hundred, Sir. (1.100 KD)
I paid and stepped aside while my friend steps to the counter.
Friend: Five-scoop cup please!
3baid: Five scoops? Are you sure you’ll eat all that? If two scoops cost me 1 KD, five scoops will come as… 2.750 KD! Or 2.500 KD at best.
Man behind the counter: One dinar five-hundred. (KD 1.500)
3baid: Wow! @_@ That’s 3 more scoops for less than 150 fils each! Or a 55% overall discount.
I took another glance at the prices and soon realized that if I had bought 5 pints, ate only two, saved another two for later, and even tossed away the last one, I would still have saved 700 fils!