4:30 or Bust: A Quest for Marathon Mediocrity

Highway robbery

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Just felt like I needed to vent a little.  It is the little things like this that make me so mad!

Last Sunday, before my long run, I was on the upper east side, and wanted to fuel up.  Headed into a bagel store on the east side of York Ave, around 76th St or so.  Picked up 2 bagels and a Poweraid.  I was very suprised to see that they were going to charge me $2.50 for the Powerade.  I’m sorry, but even in NYC, that is highway robbery.  Maybe this was an honest mistake on their part?  I made a big stink and made sure everyone within earshot knew I thought they were crazy.  I told them I’d go to another store to get it cheaper.  Went to a gourmet fruit stand across the street and picked up a Gatorade for $1.50. (Note: as far as I’m concerned, and as far as I can tell, Gatorade and Powerade are generally the same price).  I’ve paid $1.75 and even $2.00, typically in midtown, so when they tried to charge me $2.50, it just really made me mad.  I felt completely validated when, during my run, I stopped at H&H on 2nd Ave and they charged $1.50 for the same bottle of Powerade – no fuss necessary!

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Written by SCL

January 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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  1. […] shock of all shocks, the guy now wants $1.25 for each of them.  I DON’T THINK SO!  This is not the first time I’ve been outraged this year by consumer goods […]


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