I went to Jusco to shop for fruits and only fruits the day before I left for EARCOS
last week and what thought to be cheap was actually expensive (at least to my pocket). Here's why...
Hobbit and I got too excited on the idea of buying nothing but fruits on that evening and so we walked hand in hand and la la-ed
into the store. First thing we picked up were roasted coconuts followed by ready packed jack fruits. Then our eyes caught up with the shiny orangey persimmons. Those of you who live in this city (Bangkok) know that this orange colored fruit is not so cheap compared to prices down south say Hadyai. Well, we looked at it and it's 45B each and the texture didn't look fresh anymore. Expensive! Suddenly, we spotted this big, fresh, well packed strawberries. The label on the shelf right below the strawberries' packs says SALE - 35B. Wow! It looked imported but what the heck...big, fat, glossy, shiny red strawberries! Hobbit got excited just by the look on my face and he took one pack and shoved it into our shopping basket! On we went to pick bananas, ciku
(not sure what this fruit is called in English), milk...
At the counter, Hobbit and I slowly observed the figures that appeared on the cash register's screen...300+...400+...As the sales lady lasered through the strawberries, I noticed the price stickers behind the pack....
It should be for imported fruits...:(
Maybe this amount meant nothing to you but here we were thinking it was on some stupid 35B SALE!! Argh how silly! The total of our FRUITS ONLY shopping amount to 500+Baht.
Lesson learned. Never trust the labels on display. Check the item's price that you are going to purchase if you don't want regrets to kiss you at the counter. Not only that, I think it was Jathrow
who reminded me again to always check your bills before paying at any restaurants you go to regardless. You might not know what unnecessary extra you would end up paying without your eagle eyes! :)
p/s: Forget the price, the strawberries actually tasted REAL STRAWBERRIES!! *wink*