I Might Have To Become A Gigolo


I’m sure you’ve noticed in your parts of the globe, frozen yogurt stores that offer self-serve yogurt sold by weight.

And can I just give you my own personal opinion?

I think they're a RIP OFF. Especially if you're someone like me who can eat A LOT of food. For as small as I am, I have the appetite of a quarterback for the New York Jets. Therefore, if I had to eat most of my food by weight cost, I would have to take on a part time job as a middle-aged gigolo to supplement my income.

And the thing about these 'sold by weight' places is that they know they have you because you'll never know how much it will cost until you get to the register, and then it's too late.

It would be much better if the yogurt machines were more like a gas station pump, and displayed the amount for the weight, as you poured.

Anyway, one of these self-serve frozen yogurt establishments opened across the street from where I work about a year ago, so I decided to check it out. And as I walked in, I saw a young lady standing behind the counter who was too busy TEXTING to even look up when I asked, “Hi. Okay, so how does this work and roughly, how much is a small cup of frozen yogurt?”

And without missing a text or lifting her head, she motioned to the yogurt machines and said, “You take cup; place it under yogurt dispenser; pour; I weight it; you pay.”

*yeah, like please don’t exert yourself or anything, girl, because god forbid I distract you from texting to actually WORK.

To which I said, “Yes, but generally speaking, about how much does a small cup of plain yogurt normally run?”

Again without looking up she said, “Oh, it could be maybe, too dallah, foh dallah, fie dallah, sehven dallah; depending on weight.”

Well, I decided to wait until the customer in front me filled her small yogurt cup before I tried it myself because I wanted to see how much it would cost.

A few minutes later, I watched her walk back to the counter where the young lady weighed her cup, which totaled almost FIVE dollars. The customer said, “Whoa!! $4.98?!?! For what? I barely have any yogurt in the cup!”

At that point, I was curious to see just how much yogurt she had dispensed.

She had no nuts or fruit toppings. It was just a plain cup of frozen yogurt with three small dollops of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.

Kind of resembling this:


The customer looked at me and said, “Well, this is last time I’ll be purchasing any yogurt here!”

Snarkly I retorted, “They probably have small fishing weights hidden inside the underside of the cup.”

I could only image what THIS cup would have cost:


Probably, fifty dallah.

Nope, if I want some frozen yogurt, I’d rather go to the grocery store and purchase a PINT of Yoplait for $3.99.

Needless to say I looked at the girl behind the counter and said, “No thank you.” Then walked out.

And do you know what the BEST part of this whole experience was?

Miss Text Girl actually had a TIP JAR sitting next to the cash register.

So let me get this right. You offer self-serve yogurt at the cost of a 2 carat diamond ring per ounce, and then you stand behind a counter TEXTING, and you want a TIP?

For what? Inhaling and exhaling?

Um....no wonder it was empty.

Have a faaaaaaabulous weekend everyone!
X

55 comments

  1. Even your post titles crack me up Ron!! You should seriously consider moonlighting as a stand-up comic!! You always have me rolling on the floor!! This experience you had reminds me of one my daughter and I had last summer when we went to lunch at Wegmans. Meish decided to check out the self service salad bar...since that is about all she eats anyway! So, she went ahead and picked out all of her salad "stuff" and she got to the register and it was like TEN Dallah!! Holy COW!!! I had a tuna wrap and it didn't cost that much!! I told her it was a good thing she didn't have any of those hard boiled eggs!! Honestly, food prices are just out of SIGHT these days!! It is only the fifth of the month and we have basically spent most of our food budget already. We will be doing some traveling so I've been stocking up but c'mon already!! I had my husband accompany me to the grocery store just so that he could see for himself just how freakin' expensive things are getting...it is just nuts. Very frustrating! Have a superb weekend my friend!! xo Jeanne

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  2. Helloooooo Jeanne!

    " Meish decided to check out the self service salad bar...since that is about all she eats anyway! So, she went ahead and picked out all of her salad "stuff" and she got to the register and it was like TEN Dallah!! Holy COW!!!"

    Yes, THANK YOU for mentioning self-service salad bars because they're the SAME WAY!!! It will often cost more for a salad than a STEAK - Ha!

    "Honestly, food prices are just out of SIGHT these days!! It is only the fifth of the month and we have basically spent most of our food budget already."

    You are sooooooo right, my friend, the cost of food in GENERAL is getting out of sight. I only have to buy for myself, but I still end up paying WAY more than a year ago.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Jeanne. Have a fantabulous weekend!

    X to you and the girlz!

    P.S. I bet you're getting so excited about your road trip!

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  3. LOLOLOLOL you've set me up for the day, Ron. Oh I loved this... not the subject matter but the way you wrote it. I haven't seen any frozen yoghurt machines here, although that's not to say we don't have them, just that they're not in MY part of the UK. And if this is an example I hope we don't have any. That girl should be sacked not tipped.


    Have a fab weekend yourself. It will be my last one of freedom. whaaaaaa.

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  4. I'm not a huge frozen yogurt fan, but I did go once to the gelato place and paid more than four bucks for a very small cup of unadorned gelato. Crazy. I won't go back. It wasn't a pay by weight, place, though - that was just teh smalest size. I actually like the idea of paying by weight since for things like ice cream I only want a little.


    Tip jars at the counter of a place where I do all the work have always baffled me. I think they're expecting you to tip them for taking your money? After all, it's hard work to ring up your purchase.There's a restaurant here where you order at the counter and pay there, and then they call you when the food is ready. You also pick up your own drink and utensils. And they have a line for a tip, which you;re expected to pay in advance! I did, but only because I didn't want anyone spitting in my food. I won't ever go back, though.

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  5. Our town got one of those places about a year ago too. I was excited at first, but changed my mind when our family of five went and spent $30 just on a 'treat'! Total ripoff. I've never gone back.

    Don't get me started on the customer service and tip jar!

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  6. Dianne WilsonApril 05, 2013

    too dallah, fo dallah, ...
    that just killed me, I am laughing out loud and startling the cats
    I can see the twit who tweets behind the counter

    if you ever do decide to be a gigolo let me know, I'll be your pimp

    hugs from me and Hope

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  7. Rob LenihanApril 05, 2013

    "...you'll never know how much it will cost until you get to the register, and then it's too late!"

    You hit it right on the head, Ron! It's so tempting--and so easy--to keep piling stuff on because it all looks so good.
    By the time you reach the counter you have to get a second mortgage on your house just to have dessert.

    Love your description of that dolt behind the counter. I see that all time. These losers want tips just for occupying space. Here's a tip: do some work, peabrain!

    I much prefer your gas pump approach. Then I could get my yogurt unleaded and check my oil to boot!

    Terrifc post, buddy! Have a tremendous weekend!

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  8. i haven't had the privilege of being in one of these stores since i cannot eat the stuff anymore but the prices have sure gone up from when i could! nothing makes me madder than being "waited on" by someone whose eyes cannot be lifted from ones device or ears torn away from the celluloid. makes me madder than... well, you don't want to be nearby.


    anyway my dear ron, have a good weekend without the niceties of the white stuff or find another place that gives you the real deal? maybe they make those somewhere.... or just eat greek yogurt with organic honey. it's positively addictive and i have my fix everyday for pennies. no nuts or chocolate tho.... :(
    xox

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  9. Ummmm.....we're small town mid-west. We don't DO yogurt of the frozen kind. And if we did, it wouldn't have a building all of its own, that's for sure--probably at the convenience store where they do sell gasoline--they sell movies and ice cream by the machine. GREAT little place. You can pile that ice cream as high as you want--they're charging by the cone/dish you stick it in. Bless their hearts--they smile at the kiddos when they're desperately trying to balance their pint of ice cream on a small cone. LOL
    I'm a 'small' size gal--and even then if I could get a 'child's size' anything, I'd snag that one. Good grief--we give WAY too much food as a 'serving' around here. Crazy.
    I do like the 'sold by weight' idea--but if that's the case, there ought to be a scale available to the customer so they know what they're purchasing. I wonder how many times folks get to the register and simply pass when their bill gets rung up, leaving the stuff to melt. Or, maybe that's the tip for the texting Tessa at the register.
    Oh--don't get me started on that one!
    I don't know why that's tolerated in the workplace. Seriously.
    Drives me insane. I've been known to simply stand and wait.......and wait. AND wait....LOL Little boogers.....

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  10. Ron, I was just talking to one of my girlfriends about this same thing. These sold by weight yogurt places are such a rip off because even if you only get the yogurt without any kind of toppings, it's ridiculous! You had me laughing so hard at your description of Miss Text Girl because I could see and hear her. You tell a story so well.


    And another thing that drives me crazy is how every place you go into now has a tip jar. Why does everyone expect a tip when they have a job that pays a minimum hourly wage? I can see waiters and waitresses getting tips because they barely get any hourly wage. But someone who works at say, a Starbucks who just rings up your order? No way.


    Thank you for making me laugh this morning, Ron. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. I've never seen such a place and have no idea what frozen yoghurt is. It looks like ice cream to me. I suppose it tastes lovely, but for that kind of money I'd also stick to the plain cartons at home, which I love and eat constantly. A large pot costs £1:50 :)

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  12. Good morning Valerie!

    It's funny because the whole time this was happening to me, I kept thinking, " I have to write about this on my blog." Ha! Isn't if funny how we bloggers are always thinking that???

    "I haven't seen any frozen yoghurt machines here, although that's not to say we don't have them, just that they're not in MY part of the UK. And if this is an example I hope we don't have any."

    We just started getting these self-serve yogurt stores in our city a few years ago and I've been tempted to try them several times, but didn't until earlier this week. UGH! Never again.

    "That girl should be sacked not tipped."

    I agree, but I had a feeling it was a family-owned franchise.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a FAB weekend!

    X

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  13. Hey there Bijoux~

    "I was excited at first, but changed my mind when our family of five went and spent $30 just on a 'treat'! Total ripoff. I've never gone back."

    See! That's what I mean, it costs a FORTUNE. And I can only imagine taking your family into one of these places because it's outrageous.

    "Don't get me started on the customer service and tip jar!"



    Thank you! I may have to post something later in the month about that because the whole "TIP JAR" thing is getting way out of hand in this country. Everyone expects a TIP. And for what?!?!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  14. Morning Secret Agent Woman~

    "but I did go once to the gelato place and paid more than four bucks for a very small cup of unadorned gelato. Crazy. I won't go back. It wasn't a pay by weight, place, though - that was just teh smalest size."

    Thank you...thank you....thank you....for mentioning GELATO because we have one of those stores about a block from where I live. One time I went in to buy a SMALL cup and it cost almost $4.00 for two TINY scoops. Now mind you, it was EXCELLENT gelato, but not worth $4.00.

    "Tip jars at the counter of a place where I do all the work have always baffled me. I think they're expecting you to tip them for taking your money? After all, it's hard work to ring up your purchase."

    Bwhahahahahhaha! OMG...I LOVED that! And I agree...it totally baffles me!?!?

    "You also pick up your own drink and utensils. And they have a line for a tip, which you;re expected to pay in advance! I did, but only because I didn't want anyone spitting in my food. I won't ever go back, though."



    You CRACK ME UP, GIRL!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a most excellent weekend!


    X


    P.S. hey, I heard it's supposed to get warmer this weekend. maybe spring IS arriving?

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  15. Hey there Ronnie,
    I have not( yet) noticed these places in France where you can buy frozen yogurt by weight. Now that I think of it, I havent seen any of those "full & pay" places and it is all for the better- I can't believe the price of that small thing!!
    And I thought that customer service was a raeity here... She was very "un" helpful!
    The only things that I have seen sold by weight here is white chinawear & clothing. I have bought neither!
    You are much better off stockpiling your freezer with Yoplait or (if they make one) Trader Joes.

    Wishing you a happy weekend. I got a photo gallery for you guys this weekend!
    Big hugs xoxo

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  16. P.S. The last time that I had frozen yogurt was in S Cali and it was a correct price-size ratio; the medium was even HUGE for me( you would have loved it :) .

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  17. Hey there Lady Dianne~

    "too dallah, fo dallah, ..."

    Tee, hee. It took me two days to figure out HOW to write like she sounded.

    "if you ever do decide to be a gigolo let me know, I'll be your pimp."



    HAHAHHAHAHAAHA! Okay, it's a DEAL! We could start our own little business and call it, "Madame Dianne and her Gigolo's"


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a glorious weekend!


    X and hugs to you and Hope, Siren and Isadora!

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  18. We obviously don't have one of those places here (yet!), but I'm with you 100%, Ron -- it's NOT a place I would patronize!


    We Southerners would liken it to buying a pig in a poke -- not knowing how much you're going to pay for something until you get it to the counter. Then again, "mystery grab bags" never really appealed to me either, ha!


    Perhaps the "clerk" should be commended for being an enterprising sort, though -- after all, if she does nothing all day but text and treat customers rudely, and still manages to sucker some into tipping her, she's cleverer than most, huh?!


    Have a super weekend -- and enjoy your frozen Yoplait!

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  19. Hey there Rob~

    "By the time you reach the counter you have to get a second mortgage on your house just to have dessert."

    Bwhahahahhahahaha! You are SO RIGHT, MAN!

    "These losers want tips just for occupying space. Here's a tip: do some work, peabrain!"

    Amen and thank you!!!!!! Do some work. What is it will all these places that have TIP JARS? I don't care where you go in the U.S., there's a tip jar for every occupation. I've even had customers who offered to tip me just for giving them good service and I said, "No, that's my job. I shouldn't get a tip for going my job, but thank you."

    "I much prefer your gas pump approach. Then I could get my yogurt unleaded and check my oil to boot!"



    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! Rob, that was FLAWLESS!!!


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a most excellent weekend!


    X

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  20. a tip jar on the counter for that? well then next time why not do what the jar says, ron and TIP it over! what in the world. can't stand when people don't have a second to look up and service the customer. sometimes i wait until they can give me attention. i put my phone away for the transaction, so should they.


    yeah, it's a rip off. better to just get the yogurt from the store. you'll pay less money.

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  21. Hellooooooooo Linda~

    "i haven't had the privilege of being in one of these stores since i cannot eat the stuff anymore but the prices have sure gone up from when i could!"

    Trust me, you're not missing anything because it truly is a rip off.

    " nothing makes me madder than being "waited on" by someone whose eyes cannot be lifted from ones device or ears torn away from the celluloid. makes me madder than... well, you don't want to be nearby."

    OMG...I feel exactly the same as you. It infuriates me to no end to see someone on their cellphone who is at work and should be working, not talking on the phone.

    " maybe they make those somewhere.... or just eat greek yogurt with organic honey"



    Love it, love it, love it! Greek yogurt with just a dash of honey is HEAVENLY! I try to eat only Greek yogurt because it's the best for you.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a glorious weekend!


    ((((( You )))))


    xoxoxo


    P.S. our weather is supposed to be lovely this weekend.

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  22. Hola Denise~

    " Why does everyone expect a tip when they have a job that pays a minimum hourly wage? I can see waiters and waitresses getting tips because they barely get any hourly wage. But someone who works at say, a Starbucks who just rings up your order? No way."



    *clapping loudly*


    You said it, girl!!!! I remember when I was a kid that ONLY waiters and waitresses got tips. Now, suddenly EVERYONE expects a tip. And the people who work at Starbucks get a very decent hourly salary, so why should they get a tip for merely RINGING UP MY ODER?


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  23. Hiya Mel!

    "probably at the convenience store where they do sell gasoline--they sell movies and ice cream by the machine. GREAT little place. You can pile that ice cream as high as you want--they're charging by the cone/dish you stick it in."

    Oh, how FABULOUS is that!?!? Gosh, I wish we had those kind of places here.

    "I do like the 'sold by weight' idea--but if that's the case, there ought to be a scale available to the customer so they know what they're purchasing."

    Exactly. Or something that tells you how much you're paying for the weight of your dispense.

    " I wonder how many times folks get to the register and simply pass when their bill gets rung up, leaving the stuff to melt. Or, maybe that's the tip for the texting Tessa at the register."

    Bwhahahahhahhha! Hilarious, Mel!!!!

    "I don't know why that's tolerated in the workplace."



    Thank you. And it drives me insane too. That's one of the reasons why I don't have a cell phone because I don't want to be tempted to talk or text while I'm at work.


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a most wonderful weekend!


    (((((( You )))))))


    X

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  24. Hiya Babs!

    "I've never seen such a place and have no idea what frozen yoghurt is. It looks like ice cream to me."

    Yes, it does look like ice cream, you're right. It kind of has the texture of soft-serve custard ice cream.

    " I suppose it tastes lovely, but for that kind of money I'd also stick to the plain cartons at home, which I love and eat constantly. A large pot costs £1:50 :)"



    I TOTALLY agree! It does tastes lovely, but not worth the price.


    Thanks for stopping by, Babs! Have a beautiful weekend!


    X to you and Mo!

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  25. Bonjour Barb!

    "Now that I think of it, I havent seen any of those "full & pay" places and it is all for the better- I can't believe the price of that small thing!!"

    OMG...the prices are UNbelievable!!! And I shared, I can eat A LOT, so these kind of places would put me into DEBT - HA!

    "The only things that I have seen sold by weight here is white chinawear & clothing. I have bought neither!"

    Wow...now that's interesting! Clothing and chinawear sold by weight?!?! Never heard of that before.

    "You are much better off stockpiling your freezer with Yoplait or (if they make one) Trader Joes."



    Amen!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Barb! Have a most excellent weekend!


    X to you and D!

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  26. HA! Yes, I bet I would have LOVED it because for a little guy, I can eat HUGE portions of food.

    X

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  27. Hey there V Girl~

    "a tip jar on the counter for that? well then next time why not do what the jar says, ron and TIP it over."

    Bwhhahahahahahhha! STELLAR idea, Val!!!!!

    "can't stand when people don't have a second to look up and service the customer. sometimes i wait until they can give me attention. i put my phone away for the transaction, so should they."

    THANK. YOU. Sometimes even a customer will want me to wait on them WHILE they're on the phone talking. To which I always say, "Please finish your conversation and then I will me happy to wait on you."

    "yeah, it's a rip off. better to just get the yogurt from the store. you'll pay less money."



    Amen!


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a super weekend!

    X

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  28. Hellooooooooo Debbie!

    "We Southerners would liken it to buying a pig in a poke -- not knowing how much you're going to pay for something until you get it to the counter. Then again, "mystery grab bags" never really appealed to me either, ha!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Debbie I LOVE your sense of humor!!!

    And yes, I can totally understand purchasing meats by weight (like lunch meat at a deli or even produce), but YOGURT!?!?

    "Perhaps the "clerk" should be commended for being an enterprising sort, though -- after all, if she does nothing all day but text and treat customers rudely, and still manages to sucker some into tipping her, she's cleverer than most, huh?!"



    Touche'!


    Always fab to see ya, dear lady. Wishing you a fantabulous weekend!


    X

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  29. Angelia SimsApril 05, 2013

    LOL! Yes, I can tell you. With the loads of chocolate chips, strawberries, syrup, and pecans with whip cream on top of both chocolate AND vanilla yogurt. It's about EIGHT DOLLAH. Ouch!
    Hey, they got me. They got me good.

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  30. Hellooooooooo Angelia!

    " It's about EIGHT DOLLAH. Ouch!"



    Whoa.....EIGHT DALLAH?!?!?


    And they know they have you because it's too late to change your mind or scoop out some to make it less weighty.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Angelia! Have a super weekend and I hope all is going faaaaabulous with your photo gallery show!

    X

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  31. Can't say I've seen this type of self-serve yogurt establishment here in Middle Missouri...but then we're always the last to adopt these trends. Hmmmm, maybe there's a reason for that?! :-) We did have a gelato place, but it was so overpriced it didn't survive.


    Too bad Text Girl doesn't appreciate she actually has a job. I'm sure there's a line of people who would love to take her place....sans the phone.


    Hope you have a sweeeeet weekend....with lots of store-bought goodies.

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  32. Nothing chaps my hide more than a tip jar in a self-serve establishment! I just shake my head in disbelief whenever I see that.


    Have you ever watched "Impractical Jokers"? It's a prank show where four guys do crazy things. One time they went to a self-serve frozen yogurt shop that charged by weight, and when the cashier gave them their totals, they would reach in to their cups, scoop out a big glop of yogurt with their hands, wipe it on the counter, and hand it back over. "Now how much do I owe you?" Hilarious stuff. You could always do that next time, stopping when you found an acceptable price! :)

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  33. Hey there Lisa!

    "We did have a gelato place, but it was so overpriced it didn't survive."

    There is a gelato place a few blocks from where I live. I think it's just called "Gelato." I ate there once and it was WAY over priced (but very good), yet I haven't been back since :(

    "Too bad Text Girl doesn't appreciate she actually has a job. I'm sure there's a line of people who would love to take her place....sans the phone."



    You took the words right out of my mouth. With so many people looking for work, you would think she would be more attentive. The sad part about it is that I think her family owned it and she was just working there.



    Thanks so much for stopping by, Lisa! Have a glorious weekend!
    It's supposed to get up into the high 60's this weekend here.


    X

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  34. Howdy Mark~

    "Nothing chaps my hide more than a tip jar in a self-serve establishment! I just shake my head in disbelief whenever I see that."

    Amen and I couldn't agree with you more, buddy!

    No, I've never watched "Impractical Jokes" but from what you shared it sounds HILARIOUS!!!!!

    "You could always do that next time, stopping when you found an acceptable price! :)"



    HAHHAHAHAHAHA! Yup...I think I'll try that!!! OMG...how FUNNY!


    Thanks for stopping by, Mark. Wishing you a faaaaaaabulous weekend!


    X to you and Tara!

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  35. "For what? Inhaling and exhaling?"


    Ron, that made me bust my gut laughing! Too funny, dude! I would have loved to been a fly on the wall to see this happening to you. I've never been to a self-serve yogurt place because I don't care for yogurt, but I've been to salad bars that are self-serve and paid more for my salad than I did for a full meal. Tip jars in self-serve establishments should be forbidden. The end.

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  36. Hiya Matt!

    "... but I've been to salad bars that are self-serve and paid more for my salad than I did for a full meal."

    Same here! We have a place across the street from where I work that has a sold by weight salad bar which I ate at once, but NEVER again.

    "Tip jars in self-serve establishments should be forbidden. The end."



    *clapping*


    THANK YOU!!!!!!


    Have a super weekend, buddy, and thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  37. YES! Such a rip off. I remember when one first opened at one of our hoity toity shopping centers. I was with my friend and her 11 year old daughter so we decided to try it out. Here's me....a little bit of this...a little bit of that....oooo, some of this. Do you know my cup was almost eight dollah!!!

    And you're right, what are you supposed to do? Scrape off the toppings? I ate it but I think I got indigestion thinking about how much it cost me.

    Have a good weekend!

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  38. Hey there Chrissy!

    " Here's me....a little bit of this...a little bit of that....oooo, some of this. Do you know my cup was almost eight dollah!!!

    See!!! That's what I mean, you NEVER know how much it will cost until they weight it, and then it's too late. And they're just HOPING people pile on the nuts, fruit and other toppings to get it nice and hefty$$$$$


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a grrrreat weekend!

    X

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  39. Herman TurnipApril 07, 2013

    You've gotta be kidding me! You'd think that for prices like that somebody would pour your yogurt into the cup for you, stack it with toppings, whisper sweet nothings to it as they rang up your total, then pre-chewed it for you before spitting it on to a spoon and lovingly pour it into your awaiting mouth.

    Sounds like yogurt is becoming more expensive than printer ink!

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  40. I think the first time I had that yogurt was in Newtown, PA. OMG, yes, the prices were crazy for what we got. I can go easy on toppings and not fill the cup to the rim, but hubby.. he wants the biggest cup filled with like 5 different things on top. We went to one here in Jersey too, but I think only once. Too pricey.

    I have wondered sometimes at places that offer things by the pound, how off the scales actually are. They have to go a little wonky sometimes, in the store's favor I'm sure. My not being very trusting of that must be the reason I sometimes take samples. LOL When I'm buying bulk nuts or candies at the grocery store, I always take a little handful for snacking 'before' I weigh the bag. Ha! Oh, FYI, they do have samples at the yogurt place. So go try a few (or ten) flavors and then look at your watch and yell, 'oh.my.god, I'm soooo late', and just fly on outta there. LOL

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  41. Good morning Mary!

    "OMG, yes, the prices were crazy for what we got. I can go easy on toppings and not fill the cup to the rim, but hubby.. he wants the biggest cup filled with like 5 different things on top."

    Yup....and that's how they get you because they're hoping you're someone who wants A LOT of extra stuff on top, to increase the weight, to increase the PRICE - HA!

    "I have wondered sometimes at places that offer things by the pound, how off the scales actually are. They have to go a little wonky sometimes, in the store's favor I'm sure."

    You know, you have a GOOD point there because no one even questions whether their scales are accurate. We just assume they are.

    "LOL When I'm buying bulk nuts or candies at the grocery store, I always take a little handful for snacking 'before' I weigh the bag. Ha!"

    Bwhahahahahaha! That's faaaaaabulous!!! And I bet a lot of people do that.

    "Oh, FYI, they do have samples at the yogurt place. So go try a few (or ten) flavors and then look at your watch and yell, 'oh.my.god, I'm soooo late', and just fly on outta there."



    OMG...aren't YOU the little trickster??? Thanks for the tips!!!


    Always fab seeing ya, neighbor! Much thanks for stopping by!


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  42. Holy crap! Screw that! You're better off going to the grocery store and buying an entire pint of Frozen Yogurt for five dallahs!

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  43. "You're better off going to the grocery store and buying an entire pint of Frozen Yogurt for five dallahs!"


    HA! My sentiments exactly!


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  44. I've never been to one of those places. I'm going to have to check it out. There's a new frozen yogurt store near us. I remember as a kid loving it. I have a feeling it will be a rude awakening.

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  45. Hiya Jen~

    " I remember as a kid loving it. I have a feeling it will be a rude awakening."



    HAHAHAHAHHAAHHAA!


    Yeah, and be prepared to pay 50 dallah!


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  46. Ron, we should start a picket protest over tipping in Starbucks, don't you think?

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  47. HA! Let's do it, girl!!!!

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  48. No, but I did see a TIP JAR!

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  49. OMG...how FUNNY!


    Did you see a Miss Text Girl at the counter?


    Bwhahahahahahahaha!

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  50. Ron, had to stop back and tell you that while I was in the mall today, I passed one of those self-serve yogurt places and LAUGHED!

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  51. Hey ho Robert!

    " Love your idea about being more like a gas station pump! But then again if they did, they wouldn't MAKE as much would they?"

    BINGO! You said it, buddy!

    Thanks for stopping by, Robert. Have an excellent weekend!

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  52. Hey there Herman~

    "You'd think that for prices like that somebody would pour your yogurt into the cup for you, stack it with toppings, whisper sweet nothings to it as they rang up your total, then pre-chewed it for you before spitting it on to a spoon and lovingly pour it into your awaiting mouth."

    Bwhahahahahahhaaha! OMG...that was HILARIOUS!!!!!

    And BRAVO...you're right!

    "Sounds like yogurt is becoming more expensive than printer ink!"

    Which reminds me, I need to get more printer ink because I'm out - UGH!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had an awesome weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  53. Ron, nobody shares a story like you! I agree about these places, they get you by not knowing how much you're dispensing and then it's too late. Love your idea about being more like a gas station pump! But then again if they did, they wouldn't MAKE as much would they?

    "it could be maybe, too dallah, foh dallah, fie dallah, sehven dallah; depending on weight.”



    ROFL Hysterical!

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